Weekly Health Columns

June 22, 2016

Skin cancer research ongoing in U.S. and U.K.

By Kathy Hubbard Every year around this time – must have something to do with the summer solstice – I have written articles about skin cancers and what causes them. Can you spell UV light? Each summer I advise you to use sunscreen everyday on exposed skin. And, I always ask you to avoid tanning […]

June 15, 2016

The world is a brighter place after cataract surgery

By Kathy Hubbard Several months ago, I took a friend to an eye clinic and while waiting for her turn for tests a woman came and sat next to me. She was talking quietly on her phone and she was crying. I happened to be sitting next a box of tissues, so I passed it […]

June 8, 2016

Men’s Health Month brings awareness to preventable problems

By Kathy Hubbard “The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys,” states the Men’s Health Network’s website. And, with that in mind, Dr. David Gremillion, a MHN contributor says, “There is a silent health crisis in […]

June 1, 2016

Prescription Pain Killer Abuse at Crisis Level in U.S.

By Kathy Hubbard A 49-year old teacher wrote to the forum on The Addiction Recovery Guide’s website. The woman was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and was prescribed oxycodone. She wrote that after a year of treatment she was in total remission, but said … “I can’t stop the pain meds. Tomorrow I am telling my […]

May 25, 2016

Low Sodium Diet Study Should Be Taken With a Grain of Salt

By Kathy Hubbard Honestly, if you read enough studies you’ll find one that says sky diving without a parachute is good for your health. So, it’s no surprise that a recent study has determined that low-salt diets may not be beneficial and may actually increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Really? Maybe. A recent study, […]

May 18, 2016

Hypoallergenic Hotel Rooms Are Nothing To Sneeze At

By Kathy Hubbard The sign on the hotel states, “This is a hypoallergenic facility, please confine your pets to the dog run area,” or words to that effect. Posted on the door is a sign that says, “No pets allowed.” We were visiting Creston, B.C. and were standing outside the Ramada there. Hypoallergenic hotel rooms […]

May 11, 2016

Let’s Dispel the Stigma of Mental Illness

By Kathy Hubbard “Mental illness leaves a huge legacy, not just for the person suffering it but for those around them,” British actress Lysette Anthony said. Probably best known to us for her role in Woody Allen’s “Husbands and Wives,” Anthony knows first-hand the challenges of living with mental health issues. In an interview she […]

May 4, 2016

Osteopenia, Osteoporosis Can Be Silent Troublemakers

By Kathy Hubbard It was the health minute, on a local television station, that got Debbie’s attention. She had just celebrated her 60th birthday and had been bragging about being extremely healthy and active. Debbie is small, weighing in around the 115 pound mark on her 5 foot 2 inch frame and it’s been around […]

April 27, 2016

One in One Thousand Babies Will Have Clubfoot

By Kathy Hubbard In W. Somerset Maugham’s “Of Human Bondage” the protagonist has a clubfoot. I just started to read this novel and it occurred to me that I know very little about clubfoot. I, like many of you, have never met someone with this common defect. The fact is that one infant out of […]

April 20, 2016

Handy Hints for Preventing Hand Injuries

By Kathy Hubbard Ah, the sound of spring is in the air. Right now, as I’m writing this, a chickadee is whistling for a mate, a robin is pecking at my window and the neighbor has fired up his lawn mower. Ah, yes, the sound of gardening tools is in the air! The Consumer Product […]

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