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The SkinnyOne week ago, I was feeling pretty good about myself, mentally and physically. In the preceding six days, I'd achieved some positive momentum on the exercise front, starting with a fairly eye-opening suspension yoga class. Two days later, I somehow......
Tags: Armed Forces, Tina Fey, Health, Yoga, Diseases and Illnesses
Reality CheckBucky reports on tonight's Amazing Race, possibly from his sickbed:OK, tonight’s recap will be shorter than usual, because I’ve got a major case of flu, pneumonia or possibly one of several paramyxoviridae diseases that I’m not sure what...
The claim: The Oreck Halo vacuum and the Oreck ProShield Plus air cleaner can reduce the risk of flu and other illnesses. An infomercial claimed, “The Oreck Halo has killed up to 99.9 percent of bacteria exposed to its light in one second or less,&...
Dear Pharmacist: I've got a cold. Should I start taking echinacea, and will it help me with the sneezing? —A.T., Sanibel Dear A.T.: It's the season for the common cold, with more than 1 billion cases in the United States each year. Sneezing is...
Dear Pharmacist: What are some suggestions to avoid catching cold this season? — R. P. Albany, New York Dear R.P.: The common cold has been around for eons, even though it has morphed a bazillion times. It's brilliant at outsmarting us. This is...
Tags: Vitamin C, Symptoms, Coughing, Sneezing, Dietary Supplements
Dear Pharmacist: I ate like a hog over the holiday, and it was wonderful! To spare my guilt, are there any benefits to holiday foods and spices? — D.E., Orlando Dear D.E.: All those delicious spices have numerous medicinal benefits. Nutmeg can ease...
Are mosquitoes biting? Have you stepped on an anthill, been stung by a bee or been bitten by a wasp? Is an itchy spot driving you crazy? Spray it with vinegar. Feel the relief. Even though I rarely use vinegar for cooking, a gallon-size container...
"It's a cold," Dr. Babin would say in his thick Romanian accent. "They'll feel better in a week and a half or 10 days." I guess the redundant axiom was the pediatrician's droll attempt to humor my mom. She'd receive the words from a healthy distance...
Tags: Soups, Lobbying, Nose, Symptoms, Human Body
Last week we squeezed in a client who wanted a second opinion on their new kitten, “Goobers.” Mrs. Panicking had found out the day before that her newly adopted kitten from the shelter had a “very serious” condition and she needed...
A few weeks ago I ran into an old friend who said, “I read your articles every week.” Then he said, “It doesn’t seem like you spend a lot of time writing some of them.” The translation? “Some of your articles aren&...
Hell is getting what you want first thing in the morning, when it's the last thing in the world you need. Hell is the life led by Doc Ebersole, the man at the mangled heart of Steve Earle's unforgettable new novel about music, life, death, addiction,...
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