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A rap to the bladder

Just below your navel is the area where the bladder lies internally. Tenderness in this area can often signal that a bladder infection may be in progress.

Stop, look, don’t listen!

Years ago, there used to be signs on different corners warning you about traffic. The signs would read: “Stop, Look and Listen.”

The SCW guilt

As we approach the early spring months, many resolutions that we made at the beginning of the year have not been realized. This may cause us to have the SCW guilt.

Asthma: Food for thought—and lungs

Taking up most of the space in our chests are two beautiful organs called the lungs. Yes, they breathe, providing our bodies with the needed oxygen to keep the other organs, such as the heart, kidneys and brain, alive.

How good is your soil?

In the Garden of Gethsemane, Christ planted his seeds of love in the (soil) soul of God. In three ways, he was resurrected in all his glory!

Diabetes with a touch of cinnamon

I have never been to a family gathering, church dinner, birthday party or dinner-dance where a high calorie meal isn’t followed by a higher calorie, sweeter than sweet dessert.

Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones

There is a gospel song that has been sung by many gospel groups titled “Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones.” It tells the story of how the prophet Ezekiel blew breath into despondent folks who were in the Valley ...

The Earth and body clocks

An article by Dr. Richard Martin, head of the pulmonary division at the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Denver, Colo., revealed that different diseases and body systems peak at various times throughout the day.

Cocoa has flavor and flavonoids

Recents studies have shown that foods rich in an antioxidant known as a flavonoid, such as cocoa, red wine, and green vegetables, can be healthy for our hearts.

Can the sulfites

When I was a little boy, many, many years ago, at the end of the summer, when fruits and vegetables were at their peak deliciousness, my mom would get out the well-used utensils for preserving the sun-filled morsels of nature's ...

Local caregivers help seniors battle holiday blues

While the holidays are filled with fun festivities for most of us, this can be the most depressing of all seasons for the elderly.

A reason for a spiritual season

A few years ago, I took care of a beautiful, elderly, blind African-American woman who was cared for by a gentle, sweet, elderly white lady. No one could deny that this relationship was truly a spiritual one.

Be more vocal about asthma

Dr. Deas discusses the dangers of asthma.

A Lazy Heart May Need Coenzyme Q10

Can you imagine an engine running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year without stopping? Well, that little muscle called the heart that sits inside your chest and is about the size of your fist ...

When taste and smell get lost

Mrs. S. is a 79-year-old mother of four children, 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She had just returned to her home after a two-week hospital stay because of congestive heart failure. I was called by her family because of her ...

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