Health and Fitness

Get healthy with probiotics (part 1)

January 22, 2014

Probiotics…for life Probiotics are beneficial microbes that live in our intestines. Coming from the Greek, meaning “for life,” the term probiotic was likely coined as a witty response to the word antibiotic. The therapeutic use of probiotics began when the benefits of “probiotic therapy” after a course of antibiotic therapy was recognized. Many people mistakenly… [Read More]

Reducing holiday stress, keeping a realistic perspective

January 17, 2014

By Joanne Barker Reviewed By Hansa D. Bhargava, MD Talk about stressful. The average American spends 42 hours a year on holiday activities. That’s one standard work week spent shopping, wrapping, and returning presents, attending holiday parties, and traveling from place to place. Often these extra activities get squeezed into already busy schedules. Holiday stress… [Read More]

Coenzyme Q10: Breakthrough with CoQ (part 5)

January 17, 2014

Supplemental CoQ10 not only improves the quality of life, it also saves lives Coenzyme Q10 has been called the miracle nutrient of the 21st century. It has been shown to energize the body, strengthen the heart, revitalize the immune system, control periodontal disease, normalize blood pressure, overcome infertility, reverse the effects of aging, and more…. [Read More]

Hypothermia and older adults Tips for staying safe in cold weather

January 17, 2014

Frigid weather can pose special risks to older adults. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice for helping older people avoid hypothermia — when the body gets too cold — during cold weather. Hypothermia is generally defined as having a core body temperature of 95 degrees… [Read More]

Seeds of life! (part 1) Nature’s nutrient powerhouse

January 17, 2014

Seeds of life! And God said, “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of the earth, … to you, it shall be for meat.” – Genesis 1:29 There are many quotes relating to seeds. However, this one from Genesis reflects the truth of seeds: Seeds are the genesis… [Read More]

Financial support for prescription aid

January 16, 2014

A program that helps residents obtain free or low-cost prescription medications has gotten a boost from the Helen Bader Foundation. The Foundation has announced it is providing a $30,000 grant to support the Prescription Advocacy & Referral Service (PARs) at the Social Development Commission. PARs helps income-eligible residents get medications they would normally have trouble… [Read More]

Get healthy with probiotics (part 5)

January 15, 2014

Probiotics…for life! Probiotics are beneficial microbes that live in our intestines. Coming from the Greek, meaning “for life”, the term probiotic was likely coined as a witty response to the word antibiotic. The therapeutic use of probiotics began when the benefits of “probiotic therapy” after a course of antibiotic therapy was recognized. Many people mistakenly… [Read More]

Get healthy with probiotics (part 3)

January 15, 2014

Probiotics…for life! Probiotics are beneficial microbes that live in our intestines. Coming from the Greek, meaning “for life”, the term probiotic was likely coined as a witty response to the word antibiotic. The therapeutic use of probiotics began when the benefits of “probiotic therapy” after a course of antibiotic therapy was recognized. Many people mistakenly… [Read More]

Five things you should know about diabetic eye disease

November 14, 2013

Diabetes is reaching epidemic levels across all ages and races. Chances are you know (or are) one of the 25.8 million Americans with the disease. If so, take note. Diabetes does more than affect blood sugar levels. It is now a leading cause of blindness in the U.S. And, if you are black, you have… [Read More]

Experts release landmark findings on blacks and hepatitis C

November 14, 2013

The National Medical Association (NMA) on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, released the much anticipated Consensus Panel Paper entitled: Hepatitis C: A Crisis in the African American Community. When faced with the startling facts on the burden of Hepatitis C (HCV) in the Black community, former NMA President Rahn K. Bailey, MD convened experts to make… [Read More]