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Reader is tired of having winter illness

Q: I have had bronchitis twice this winter already. I went to a doctor the first time and she put me on prednisone to help open up my airway. I got over it but it reappeared back again about a month and a half later. I didn't have a fever and felt fine other than the chest congestion and horrible cough. I have not coughed as much this second time around, though. Are there any good home remedies to take once I begin feeling this coming on and that I might be able to take once I have it – again? I have been using a heating pad on my chest and drinking green tea with honey. Thanks. Love your column. A: To some degree, you are no different than every other individual on earth. We get sick and want a sure cure remedy that will make us all better in the snap of a finger. And, … [Read More...]

Monthly Awareness

American Heart Month

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men and women in our country and is the leading cause of disability. Not only does it affect a person's quality of life and have a bearing on everyone in your household, it also costs our country over $300 billion a year for medications, health care, and loss of work. On the upside, statistics indicate the number of preventable deaths in individuals between the ages of 65 and 74 has declined, yet unfortunately, the figures remain consistent in those under the age of 65. This is something within our control that simply shouldn't be overlooked. Further, statistics prove that men are more than twice as likely as are women to die from cardiac conditions that are preventable. So, which of us are at a higher risk than others? A … [Read More...]