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Contributing writerLast month, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was observed locally and nationally with appropriate fanfare and enthusiasm. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. I would venture that few of us, even in the healthcare professions, know of any recent...
Most of the time whenever someone is considering getting a new pet, they automatically begin to think of how much they plan to teach their new pet. No doubt, pet owners teach their pets countless behavioral attributes and very basic obedience. However,...
County coronerIn my last column, I described peripheral arterial disease (PAD), which is a condition affecting the arteries, especially of the legs. Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a condition affecting the veins. While PAD takes years to develop, DVT can develop...
Journal ColumnistIt’s time to bone up on my CPR skills. After reading about Andy Sims’ collapse in the grand-jury room, I realize I’m far from prepared enough to help someone in a life-threatening situation. As Doug Fain aptly said, it must have...
Contributing columnistFebruary is American Heart Month, so you should take this opportunity to better understand the symptoms and warning signs of a heart attack. A heart attack is the result of a blockage in the heart’s arteries, which can reduce or completely cut off...
I am actually looking forward to a new year and the wonderment of it all. I am glad I didn’t know what last year held in store for me because I would have been wanting to hold on a little longer to the year. Six of my relatives passed away last...
Clark County Health DepartmentEach year, World Tuberculosis Day is recognized on March 24. It was on this date in 1882 that Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacillus that causes TB. In the 19th century, TB killed one out of every seven people in the U.S. and...
Tags: Steroid Therapy, Diseases and Illnesses, Neck, HIV, Coughing
The month of February is American Heart Month and Friday, Feb. 4 is National Wear Red Day. Heart Disease is the number one killer of American women. It kills one out of every three American women. Everyone is encouraged to wear red on Feb. 4 to...
Clark County Health DepartmentGERD stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease, a serious digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid, or bile, flows back into your esophagus. The acid irritates the lining of your esophagus and causes GERD signs and symptoms. Acid reflux and...
Tags: Heart Attack, Jaw, Diseases and Illnesses, Hernia, Health
The holidays are a wonderful time of the year for many of us, but the stress and overindulgence could catch up with you if don’t watch out. Studies indicate heart attacks increase during the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s more than...
Tags: Movies, Heart Attack, Cardiologists, Entertainment, Holidays
L.A. NOWSeveral Los Angeles officials on Friday said they would probe the findings of an internal Los Angeles Fire Department report detailing delays in getting 911 callers to begin CPR on cardiac arrest victims. The study, disclosed by the The Times this week,...
Channel Guide MagazineLong Island Medium Theresa Caputo was doing some soul searching of her own in the Season 3 episode “The Family Photo,” when she suggested to Larry and the kids that it was time to update their family photo. The last time the Caputo clan color-...
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