Health

Remedies for excessive sweating



 Everyone’s feet sweat. But some people have excessively sweaty feet. Excessive sweating is called hyperhidrosis and is treatable. It is more common in men but can also occur in women. It affects three percent of the population and oftentimes af… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Finding reliable information on COVID-19; working out following COVID-19 diagnosis

 Q: I am so confused by all the info that I see about the coronavirus — often contradictory and sometimes downright weird. How can I make sure I am getting reliable information and advice? — Joyce F., Franklin, Tennessee A: That’s an importan… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Coach Tom’s Corner

Youth fitness provides benefits for life


 In my last column, I expressed concerns regarding the loss of youth sports due to COVID 19 restrictions. In the interim, pandemic restrictions continue to be relaxed, and it was recently announced that a youth summer baseball season should be c… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Ways to deal with incontinence; alternatives to traditional migraine remedies

 Q: I’ve started leaking urine when I laugh or run, and I just can’t hold it as long as I used to. What can I do to reverse this trend? — Janine G., Chicago A: Over 25 million American adults contend with urinary incontinence — about 80 perce… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Neuropathy: nerve damage is not curable but needs treatment



 Peripheral neuropathy is damage to the nerves in your extremities. It normally affects the toes and fingers first and then progresses up the arms and legs if left untreated. The damage causes the nerves to not function properly. This leads to a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Music and work: a good or bad combo? Suggestions to combat seasonal allergies

 Q: I love to listen to music while I’m working at home, but my wife says I’m distracting myself and I shouldn’t do it. Is she right? — Henry G., Bronx, New York A: That’s a question we can answer, but there are a lot of “it depends” attached…. Please register for a free account or log in below to […]

Coach Tom’s Corner

Exercise strengthens your immune system


 And just like that, it is summer! For a few days anyway. I hope this finds you and yours doing well. As I ventured out following the expiration of the Governor’s stay-at-home order, it seemed that the percentage of folks wearing face masks had … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Home birth during the pandemic? Foods that support the immune system

 Q: I’m giving birth in June and wonder if it would be smarter to have a midwife assist with a home birth than going into the hospital? — Anonymous A: That’s a complicated question, since so much depends on your health, the health of your fetu… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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Be mindful of allergy and tick season


 There are so many moving parts in our current situation that today’s column may seem a bit disjointed. It should all tie together by the end. Or not. With your indulgence, we will get started. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz extended his “Stay at H… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Avoid home-desk hazards; best ways to avoid chronic diseases

 Q: It’s so painful to work at home — my back and neck are killing me. I think it’s from setting up my computer on the kitchen table. How can I make it more comfortable? — Stan R., Buffalo, New York A: Before the pandemic, around 7 percent of… Please register for a free account or log in below to […]


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