delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 16:40:22 +0000 Physician Focus: HIV/AIDS, then and now Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:27:16 +0000 By Dr. Thomas Treadwell More Content Now It was the first official account of what was later to be identified as HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, the virus that leads to AIDS. The deaths were the first of [...]]]> Health Watch: Get on the ball for health Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 The medicine ball is a master of versatility. What else can you toss, bounce, lift and throw in the pool? (Yes, they float!) In the past, medicine balls were used exclusively by athletes and strength coaches, but now, you'll see them in almost every health club, workout class and sporting goods shelf. If you're new to the medicine ball or need a refresher, here's a breakdown of the ins and outs of this awesome gear:
Function. Medicine ball workouts increase your muscular [...]]]>
Sesquicentennial to offer Fun Run, info meeting to be held Sunday Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Dr. Jeff Hersh: Helping friend with eating disorder Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:57:50 +0000 By Dr. Jeff Hersh More Content Now A: Restricting caloric intake even when someone is underweight for their age and size is one of the diagnostic criteria for the eating disorder called anorexia nervosa. The other criteria include:
A fear of gaining weight and/or behavior that prevents weight gain.
A disturbed self-body image that makes the person perceive themselves as [...]]]>
RVMS students make 25,000 meals through Kids Against Hunger Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:47:15 +0000 By Troy Krause Editor Dr. Murray Feingold: Smartphones can be hazardous to your mental health Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:54:07 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now As the telephone operator made her exit, a phone with a rotary dial made its entrance. The caller dialed the phone number, and since the phone was quite large, it was easy to dial. Again, not much stress.
The rotary dial phone was [...]]]>
Annual scrapbooking Relay For Life fundraiser to be held in April Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Nutrition News: Make it a home-cooked meal Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:33:18 +0000 Creators Syndicate
Want an easy way to shed some calories? Simply cook at home. Seriously. And you'll be saving money as well.
A new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture finds that Americans are slimming their calories, thanks to home cooking. The study, reported in the April 2014 issue of Environmental Nutrition, found that working-age adults consumed an average 118 fewer calories per day between 2009 and 2010, compared with four years earlier. Some 20 [...]]]>
Amber Tisue is new drug court coordinator Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:47:08 +0000 By Troy Krause Editor Jim Hillibish: Your dog as a ‘wonder drug’ for your health Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:38:45 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now There's more. Dr. Scott Bea, a psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic, reports on a study of human-animal interactions at the University of Missouri. He's a big fan of dogs adding important exercise in our lives.
The results indicate "dogs could be called wonder drugs."
"That dog can't walk itself, and so you have to get out and do it. By the nature of just walking — some [...]]]>
Health Watch: Healthy tactics can defy aging Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 Determined, vivacious, passionate - a lot of words describe America's baby boomers. This spirited group is redefining their golden years, staying active by working, traveling and enjoying the great outdoors. They know that in order to live life to the fullest, they must make their health a priority, and many are dramatically affecting their personal well-being with a few key activities that take 10 minutes or less a day to complete.
Tavis Piattoly is a sports dietitian, [...]]]>
Healthy Eating: March is National Nutrition Month Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:29:15 +0000 By Joan Endyke More Content Now A long, cold winter can take its toll on healthy eating habits. The once-anticipated winter menu of Shepherd's pie, broccoli quiche, crockpot chili and the like, by March is so overdone many give up on finding other healthy alternatives and call for greasy take-out meals instead.
Less sunlight, frigid temperatures and huddling inside can bring out the bear in us, too — with a [...]]]>
March is food drive month: Boy Scouts collecting for food shelf this Saturday Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:42:53 +0000 By Joshua Dixon Staff Writer Flexible Fitness: Why does my hip hurt? Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:25:50 +0000 By Rhonda Salvo and Nancy Sibley More Content Now There are many potential causes of hip pain. Some problems occur inside the hip joint and can include arthritis, labral (cartilage) tears and impingement. Other causes occur outside the hip joint such as muscle strains, tendon strains and [...]]]> Keeping Fit: Cellulite solution Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:44:22 +0000 By Wayne L. Westcott More Content Now As you may be aware, there are dozens of cellulite-reducing products on the market, including pills, powders, drinks, wraps, creams and mechanical devices, to name a [...]]]> Dr. Jeff Hersh: Can microwave popcorn cause lung disease? Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:22:56 +0000 By Dr. Jeff Hersh More Content Now A: Inhaled air (whether through the nose, mouth or directly through the trachea in people who have had a tracheostomy) travels through the trachea (the windpipe) then splits to go to either the left or right main bronchi to get to the left or right lung, respectively, then on to the bronchioles and finally to the alveoli (the air sacs where [...]]]> Dr. Murray Feingold: Lock medicines up tight Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:34:25 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now The grandparents may live in the same home as their grandchildren. Or, both parents work. Or, child care is periodically needed because the parent is required to be away from the home.
A recent survey of 1,000 grandparents who watched their under-5-year-old grandchildren was done by Safe Kids Worldwide to determine where the grandparents stored their medications while watching the youngsters. [...]]]>
Cooks’ Books: Go green — again and again Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:14:07 +0000 By Lisa Messinger Creators Syndicate Many people think of greens as a side dish or a salad — and many don't think of them at all. Seth Meyers, the new NBC late-night talk show host and former "Saturday Night Live" cast member and writer, for instance, recently joked about a woman who found a very disturbing object in her restaurant kale salad.
"A kale salad?" he [...]]]>
Nutrition News: Enjoy the taste of eating right Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:46:43 +0000 By Charlyn Fargo Creators Syndicate One of those risks can be to try to make half your plate fruits and vegetables, one of the guidelines of USDA's "My Plate" and a way to add color, flavor and texture, along with vitamins, minerals and fiber. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2 cups of vegetables your daily goal. [...]]]> Health Watch: Beat the winter blues Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 Shoveling snow, scraping windshields and running from the car to the office burns calories, but enough is enough. We can't take it anymore, winter! We're tired. We're cold. We want spring! But alas, it's only March.
Fortunately, there are effective strategies to help combat the winter blues:
On below-zero days, a couch, blanket and cranked thermostat are much more enticing than venturing outside to hit the gym. But here's the deal: exercise can help banish your winter [...]]]>