By Gillian Slade on October 23rd, 2017
There are many stressors in life but the two that surface most at the top of anyone’s list are finances and place of employment. Stress negatively affects our physical and emotional well-being more than you would ever realize. There are different strategies to manage these stressors. It is easy to see why finances rank near ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on October 23rd, 2017
George Carlin, the American comedian, once remarked when referring to God, “He, and if there is a God, I am convinced He is a He because no woman could or would screw things up this badly.” Karen Jensen, one of the world’s authorities on women’s health would agree. Her new book, “Women’s Health Matters,” reveals ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on October 16th, 2017
Why is it that we accept the fact that everyone should see their dentist twice a year to detect dental decay? That we should get regular eye examinations and a checkup by our family doctor once a year? But ironically we rarely, if ever, hear that we should do the same for our ears! So ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Gillian Slade on October 16th, 2017
A week ago we collectively took a day to be thankful and the benefits go way beyond just the lovely dinner and tasty treats. Thanksgiving is an ancient tradition of expressing thanks for a bountiful harvest and in Canada that includes an historical celebration of thanks for the safe return of explorer Martin Frobisher after ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Gillian Slade on October 2nd, 2017
We’ve become so accustomed to using a temperature thermometer in our homes, to indicate whether we have a fever or not, and in the future we may be relying on a device to measure inflammation in our bodies. A research centre in Finland, VTT Technical Research Centre, has developed a device similar in size to ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on October 2nd, 2017
This week I interviewed Dr. Andrew Saul, an international authority on nutrition and vitamin therapy, and editor of The Orthomolecular Medical News Service. Saul believes the greatest medical dangers today are the epidemic of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, overuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and neglect of natural remedies. These, he says, will be the ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on September 25th, 2017
One: Buy a Scale Obesity is a huge killer and it sets the stage for Type 2 diabetes, heart attack and hypertension. Be a smart consumer. Step on the scale each day so there are no surprises about weight gain. Count calories to live healthier and longer. Two: Buy a Pedometer To Count Steps Ships ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Gillian Slade on September 25th, 2017
Of all the people seeking help in Alberta hospital emergency departments after falling, 25 per cent are seniors. There are a range of contributing factors for those falls. In winter there are additional hazards because of slippery surfaces but many falls take place in the home. Side effects from certain medications such as tranquilizers, sedatives, ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Gillian Slade on September 18th, 2017
About 85 per cent of us have had eye-related issues in the last year but only 57 per cent consult an eye professional about those symptoms. Wake up in the morning, look at your alarm clock, look outside the window, look at your partner, drive to work and so on without a thought about how ... Read More »Be the first to comment!
By Medicine Hat News on September 18th, 2017
Are some cellphone users destined to develop cancer after years of use? Or, is this fear being over-played? For years I’ve tried to find an unbiased informative source. Now, a report from the University of California attempts to answer this perplexing question. We know that high frequency ionizing radiation from excessive X—ray exposure can possibly ... Read More »Be the first to comment!