By Medicine Hat News on November 27th, 2017
“What causes Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)?” I recently read an article written by Stephanie Seneff, a senior research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. I know from my years at Harvard that MIT does not employ dummies. So it’s worthwhile reading her “Recipe for Developing AD.” Danger One ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Gillian Slade on November 27th, 2017
Even with the best of intentions about keeping my hands moisturized when the cold weather starts, they are already very dry. Dry, flaky skin can be itchy and uncomfortable. Those little cracks in the corners are another level of pain altogether — out of all proportion for the size of the little fissures. Wearing rubber ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on November 20th, 2017
How many males would like to see their genitals shrink so it’s impossible to have sex? I bet not many. So today, the term erectile dysfunction (ED) has lost its stigma and become familiar words. Tens of thousands of males now find solace in ED drugs. But what about women in their 40s and later ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Gillian Slade on November 20th, 2017
Many people are battling colds and the number of flu cases appears high for this early in the season, so it is time for stricter hygiene practices in your home and at your place of work. Thoroughly washing your hands with soap and warm water is one of the most important ways to protect yourself ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on November 13th, 2017
I’m sure many readers love to travel. I do too! After all, travel is associated with fun, education and happy times. No one intentionally leaves home to have a bad time. But travel can sometimes result in a “pukefest,” be outright dangerous and occasionally fatal. So how can the hazards be avoided? Flying to your ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Gillian Slade on November 13th, 2017
One of my earliest memories, perhaps because it was so emotional and filled with fear, is of my mother explaining why I needed to be vaccinated against diphtheria and why the needles I feared so much simply had to be done. If I remember correctly there were a series of three injections, a week between ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on November 6th, 2017
My editor, namely my wife of 62 years, recently said to me, “I’m getting tired of reading about Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular problems, cancer and other dreadful ailments. Why don’t you, for one week, give us a break from depressing disease? I’m sure readers would like to learn how to protect skin during the coming winter ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Gillian Slade on November 6th, 2017
There may soon be an ultrasound device just like a smart phone that you could use yourself to make a diagnosis — potentially even diagnose cancer. A U.S. company called Butterfly Network designed the device and one of the physicians working on the project says it helped him detect a malignant tumour he had. Dr ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Gillian Slade on October 30th, 2017
On several occasions recently the alert siren on the radio has come on issuing evacuation instructions to residents of more than one community. It is scary to listen to even if you are not in the community being evacuated. Some of those affected have talked about the challenge of what to take with when you ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on October 30th, 2017
Mark Twain once remarked, “Get your facts first, then distort them as you please!” Facts are easy to distort in medicine, particularly when talking about coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). So here are 10 vital things to know about this important enzyme. And what unintended consequences occur when humans start playing God. 1. What is CoQ10? It’s ... Read More »Be the first to comment!