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Food for thought—and lung health

Taking up most of the space in our chests are two beautiful organs called the lungs. Yes, they breathe, providing our bodies with the needed oxygen to keep the other organs—such as the heart, kidneys, brain, etc.—alive.

Life is a matter of fact

Anything that exists on this planet is made up of atoms and is a form of matter. For example, H2O (water) is made up of two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen.

Cocoa has flavor and flavonoids

I bet you didn’t realize that when you drink a soothing cup of flavorful cocoa that you are actually protecting your heart with an antioxidant known as flavonoid.

Garlic: The breath of life

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

Is it vitamin B-12 deficiency?

Which way is your health going? Up or down? Or maybe sideways? In other words, do you feel as good as you should?

To tell the tooth about low-birth-weight babies

Babies born weighing less than 2,500 grams and who spent less than 37 weeks in the mother’s womb are known as preterm low-birth-weight infants.

Vitamin D is desirable

Recently, it has been reported that an increase in the intake of vitamin D has resulted in preventing early death caused by heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Six tips to help those in recovery avoid alcohol during the holidays

The holidays are a time for family and friends to gather and share laughs, memories and perhaps a drink or two. But for people recovering from an addiction, all that alcohol often present at special events can be worrisome.

Native-Americans became immigrants in their own land

It seems today that the immigrants entering our country are being singled out as undesirable and unwelcome in this land of freedom, especially in comparison to how the pilgrims were welcomed by the Native-Americans and given sustenance for their survival.

A reason for a spiritual season

A few years ago, I took care of a beautiful, elderly, blind African-American woman who was cared for by a gentle, sweet, elderly white lady. No one could deny that this relationship was truly a spiritual one.

Cookware beware

When I was growing up, every home had a black skillet. The blacker it was, the better for frying chicken. That chicken was cooked right to the bone. Some folks even ate the bones.

She didn’t choose to be abused

Whenever a patient comes into my office wearing sunglasses and the sun ain’t shining, I immediately know that the sun ain’t shining in that patient’s personal life.

Jaw pain might indicate complex medical problems

If you experience pain in the joints of the jaw, do not just succumb to teasing about eating or talking too much. You could have TMJ disease.

When noses are red, no need to be blue

One evening, about 11 p.m., a patient called, frantically explaining that she was bleeding to death from a nosebleed. She had tried everything her family had suggested to stop the oozing blood, including holding her head backward, forward and even ...

Disaster readiness: Be aware and be prepared

Be aware and be prepared. That is the advice of the Medical Society of the State of New York for both the general public and for physicians. If disaster strikes, you might not have time to plan a response.

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