It’s a nasty season for colds and flu, and, if you’re like me, you’re washing your hands every time you turn around, wiping down shopping cart handles at the grocery store and holding your breath if someone around you sneezes.
Each month, local health care professionals answer your questions. Dr. Matthew Schoeck of Mercy Health Physician Partners North Ottawa Internal Medicine answers your questions about arthritis.
As summer fades to fall, and daylight hours grow shorter by the day, our moods may not be as bright, either. So perhaps it’s no coincidence that September is National Suicide Awareness Month.
It’s no secret that teenagers can be moody, but research shows that ongoing moodiness often is far more serious. Dr. Janna Gewirtz O’Brien, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, says teen depression is much more common than most people realize.
Thirty-something years ago in this column, I offered a free (expenses-only) speaking engagement to any community that would abolish all adult-organized-and-run children’s sports programs (except those run by high schools) and replace them with programs organized and run by the children themselves.
While most New Year’s resolutions are well-intentioned, sometimes they look better on paper than in practice, actually doing more harm than good. Here are five so-called “healthy” resolutions worth giving up in 2018, as well as better solutions.
It’s not unusual to see engagement announcements, wedding announcements, we’ve-got-a-baby-on-the-way announcements while scrolling down Facebook timelines.
Love is an addiction that was biologically designed so that we can mate successfully, said Helen Fisher, a senior research fellow at the Kinsey Institute, and New York-based author of “Anatomy of Love” who did a study last year linking love to substance abuse.
Whether you use a landline, mobile phone or both, you’ve likely received those pesky robocalls — phone calls that use a computerized auto-dialer to deliver a pre-recorded message.
SEATTLE — Marcus Searles considers himself an enthusiastic consumer of knowledge and information, but over the past couple of months, he’s had to turn off the news.
There is no shame in being alone, but Valentine’s Day and the weeks leading up to it can make you feel that you are doing something wrong, and that’s just not so.
A study by people who study such things states that only 34 percent of us make New Year’s resolutions. A Forbes article said only 8 percent of people who make resolutions successfully keep them. Eight percent of 34 percent is 2.72 percent so, obviously, the real question is how does a .72 pe…
NUNICA — For many, Christmas isn't complete without a tree. But if you're choosing a live one, it's time to branch out your tree care knowledge.
Central heating systems are designed to maintain a warm and comfortable temperature in your home — even when the weather outside is exceptionally cold and frigid. However, extreme snow storms and dramatically cold weather can prevent your primary heating system from effectively warming up yo…
Most Americans think making a clean break with an ex helps speed the healing process after a breakup, according to a new Associated Press-WE tv poll. But not all of them are listening to their own advice.