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Doctor clears up common questions about psychiatric medications

Doctor clears up common questions about psychiatric medications

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK / TNS Taking medications on a daily basis can be a chore, but it becomes more challenging if there’s lack of understanding of or misconceptions about your medication. “In my practice, I come across many patients who are skeptical about taking psychiatric medications,” says Filza Hussain, M.D., Mayo Clinic Health System […]

Obese Americans now outnumber those who are merely overweight

Obese Americans now outnumber those who are merely overweight

Study shows Blacks with highest rates of obesity among women and men BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Americans have reached a weighty milestone: Adults who are obese now outnumber those who are merely overweight, according to a new report in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. A tally by researchers from Washington University School of […]

Bacteria alert: Beware of warm saltwater if you have open cuts

Bacteria alert: Beware of warm saltwater if you have open cuts

BY RICHARD TRIBOU ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS There’s lots of ways Florida can kill you, not the least of which is Vibrio vulnificus, a rare and potentially deadly bacteria found in warm salt water. Health officials have warned those who venture into Florida’s waters to be wary of the bacteria, especially if you have any open cuts. […]

AGING AMERICANS NEED EYE CARE MOST

AGING AMERICANS NEED EYE CARE MOST

But do they have the benefits? From Family Features Julie Beall might be a cancer patient, but she’s truly defined by any number of other titles. She’s a wife and mother, a registered nurse, a real estate professional, an MBA graduate, a small business owner and a public speaker. She owns a glass art studio. […]

Young spenders often want food fast, healthy

Young spenders often want food fast, healthy

Many millennials are hungry for higher quality foods at affordable price points BY ALEJANDRA CANCINO CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Darren Tristano’s daughter had a definite preference when it came to where she wanted to celebrate her 16th birthday: She wanted to go to Panera Bread, a favorite among her peers. “That’s when you know fast casual has […]

Pass the joint

Pass the joint

Patients cleared to get medicinal weed BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Patients could have access to long-awaited, non-euphoric pot products by the end of the year, after a judge on Wednesday rejected a challenge to a proposed rule setting up the medical marijuana industry in Florida. Department of Health officials […]

Beyonce’s ‘trainer’ releases book to get readers in shape

Beyonce’s ‘trainer’ releases book to get readers in shape

BY MADELEINE MARR MIAMI HERALD/TNS Since most New Year’s resolutions have gone by the wayside by now, you’ll need a better excuse to kick-start your diet. Here’s one: Beyoncé’s bodacious figure that she managed to slip into that sheer barely there Givenchy sparkler at the Met Gala. To figure out how the 33-year-old songstress pulled […]

Egg freezing an option for able, single women

Egg freezing an option for able, single women

Parties teach guests about investment and procedure BY MARY MACVEAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS If you peeked in on a recent party at the Viceroy Santa Monica, you might have noticed that the guests, almost all female, were chatting quietly, hesitantly, in pairs or trios. This wasn’t a group of good friends — prosecco and hors […]

Medical marijuana ballot initiative moving forward

Medical marijuana ballot initiative moving forward

United for Care will try to get amendment on 2016 ballot THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After lawmakers adjourned last week without taking up the medical-marijuana issue, supporters of legalization are gearing up for a renewed attempt to pass a ballot initiative in 2016. In a statement posted last week on the website of the […]

The nutrition gap: Too many missing critical nutrients

The nutrition gap: Too many missing critical nutrients

Take stock of daily diet; add right vitamins if necessary FAMILY FEATURES Our busy lifestyles make it challenging to ensure we’re getting all of the nutrients our body needs. We split time between 40-plus hour workweeks, after-school activities, band practice, time at the gym and errands – all leaving precious little time to ensure we […]