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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.

Don’t let your bones de-Kay, take vitamin K

There is an old World War II song that states, “Save the bones for Henry Jones, ‘cause Henry don’t eat no meat.” When the war was upon us, it was difficult to get meat, and most families made soups containing ...

Cookware beware

When I was growing up, every home had a black frying pan. The blacker it...

Native-Americans became immigrants in their own land

It seems today that the immigrants entering our country are being singled out as undesirable and not welcomed in this land of freedom.

Clot busters save organs

I am sure you have heard and sung the carefree little camp song that went something like this: “Row, row, row your boat/Gently down the stream/Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily/Life is just a dream.”

Garlic: The breath of life

I am familiar with one herb in the plant kingdom that has kept people healthy through the centuries.

Beware of the kitty cat’s scratch and litter

This column is dedicated to Mittens, my family’s beloved and deceased cat.

A fight with sulfites

Mrs. C, 34, works as a clerk in a duplicating shop. When she consulted me about night wheezing and shortness of breath, the first question I asked was whether she had experienced the wheezing and chronic coughing at work. It ...

Dying to live

It seems that doctors are not taking patients’ pain seriously.

Drinks that drain the brain

How do your children behave at home, at play and at school?

Feeling good? Whether it’s the weather

St. Francis of Assisi (think of the new pope) wrote a wonderful poem called “The Hymn of the Sun.”

E. coli on your feet will defeat ya!

E. coli: A motile, rod-like bacteria found in the intestines (gut) in man and many animals that, under certain conditions, can cause infection of the urinary and gastrointestinal tract requiring medical care.

Emotional triggers

Emotional: Feeling abandoned, forsaken, destitute, depleted, drained, exhausted, empty-headed.

Don’t rush it, to flush it!

A few years ago, I wrote an article titled “Don’t Rush With the Flush.”

‘Arthur’ ain’t so righteous

Many of my religious patients refer to the medical condition known as arthritis as “Arthur,” and when Arthur ain’t so kind to them, he’s arthritis or just plain irritating.