Published: Sept. 23, 2011 @ 6 a.m.
A new strain of H1N1
infected a boy in Indiana and a girl in Pennsylvania in early September. Dr. John K. Lee
, a family medicine physician with Memorial's South Sixth Medical Associates, answered the following questions about how you can protect yourself from the flu.
Published: Sept. 21, 2011 @ 9 p.m.
LINDA CASTOR: For years, I've called myself a runner and have felt a sense of purpose and empowerment when I define myself in that way: strong, fast, enduring, committed and disciplined.
Published: Sept. 20, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
SARA LOPINSKI: Among all the treats of autumn there's one you might have overlooked: apples. Delicious and nutritious, the saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" is actually on the mark.
Published: Sept. 19, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
The longest-running breast cancer screening study ever conducted has shown that regular mammograms prevent deaths from breast cancer, and the number of lives saved increases over time, according to Reuters. Dr. Lisa Wichterman
, head of breast imaging at Memorial's Outpatient Imaging Center at Baylis
, provides her opinion about getting a mammogram in a Q & A following this data and past controversial recommendations.
Published: Sept. 16, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
CARRIE SKOGSBERG: How much do you really know about your heart's health? It's easy to be fooled by misconceptions. After all, heart disease only happens to your elderly neighbor or to your fried food-loving uncle, right? Or do you know the real truth - that heart disease can affect people of any age, even those who eat right?
Published: Sept. 14, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
MOLLY SUHADOLNIK: Checkout how sandbags can be used as part of workout routine, learn a healthy taco recipe and demonstrations of exercises.
Published: Sept. 13, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
Bridget Rolens: Medical research has shown that people who suffer from chronic stress are at greater risk for heart attack, stroke, respiratory ailments, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic backache, cold sores, cancer, and many other diseases. What is the relationship between stress and illness? The answer to that question lies in something called the stress response.
Published: Sept. 12, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
Trisha P. Malott: When children are involved, divorce is never simply between the two adults in the marriage. Even in ideal situations where adults attempt to resolve conflict peacefully, without raised voices and not in the presence of children, divorce impacts children. Divorce is a life-changing event for all parties and there are ways to make it easier on the children involved.
Published: Sept. 08, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
For this weekly workout, you will need a barbell or an object that resembles one (broomstick, PVC pipe, or small tree branch). You will also need a plyometric box or something to jump on (stairs, bench, tree stump, track bed, etc.). As always, you will need some sort of a timer.
Published: Sept. 08, 2011 @ 6 a.m.
LINDA CASTOR: Most, if not all of us, can remember where we were and what we were doing when we first learned sketchy details about something big happening in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. In reading this, you might even recall your own experience.