Tag Archives: Health

12 Tips for Better Health

Christmas in July? Why not New Year’s in August? It’s not too late to make 2010 a banner year for healthy habits with these simple tips for better living from Certified Natural Chef and nutritionist Patty James. ... More
Call First, Act Later

Call First, Act Later

One of the most rewarding parts of my work as a 
pharmacist is answering questions people have about their medicines. It is also one of my most frustrating jobs, especially when people call with a question about a medication that they have already taken. At that point, I’m unable to help them avoid potential drug […] ... More
MRSA Update

MRSA Update

What’s the latest news about MRSA bacteria? A family member has this dangerous infection. Beth J. North Carolina MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphlococcus aureus) is an ordinary germ that became dangerous when it was no longer vulnerable to penicillin and the other “-cillin” antibiotics. MRSA infections have been occurring in hospitals for years, but a new type […] ... More

New Hand Therapy

A unanimous decision by an FDA advisory committee on September 16, 2009, paves the way for full approval of a novel and noninvasive treatment to restore hand function (and quality of life) for people with the potentially disabling condition called Dupuytren’s contracture. ... More
On the Horizon: Breath Tests for Health?

On the Horizon: Breath Tests for Health?

In the future, a sophisticated sensor being developed at the University of Missouri may analyze breath or urine samples for chemical clues about what is happening inside the body. The test will help determine whether the patient has breast cancer, lung cancer, diabetes or asthma. The device, known as the opto-fluidic ring resonator (OFRR), detects […] ... More
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