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Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, I still wear a surgical mask every minute while at work, putting it on as I step out of my car into our clinic parking lot, and wearing it until opening my car door again to head home. At my clinic we are expected to keep our masks on unless we are eating,...
Society has lost integrity from many different points of view and, yes, I am concerned. There are numerous examples of disrespect of our own history, our beliefs, our ancestors, our own patriotic notions. Is this what we really want for our lives and that of our kids and their kids? The...
Q:  When my allergies kick up, my antihistamine helps my sneezing and stuffy nose, but my eyes still feel “itchy”. What else can I do?  Years ago, I bought my “dream” car, a classic jet-black 1985 Jeep CJ7 hardtop. I can still remember that Saturday afternoon in August when my husband...
Q: Can green tea help lower my blood sugar? I was diagnosed with diabetes last month. My sister recommended drinking green tea.  Green tea contains antioxidants. Drinking at least 3-5 cups of green tea daily has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, endometrial cancer, and...
Easter is the holiday most associated with candy. According to the National Confectioner’s Association, Americans purchase more candy at Easter than at any other holiday,surpassing even Halloween and Valentine’s Day.  Over 75% of Americans make an Easter basket each year. Bunnies made out of...
Sometimes clichés are spot on, dead to right and hammered on the nail. There is a reason for clichés and I think it dates back to caveman days and the very survival of the species. Imagine a leopard is getting dangerously close to a troupe of monkeys and then one of them sees this leopard, but...
My doctor started me on medicine for my diabetes last week. Ever since then, I’ve had loose stools. My wife thinks I should take some over-the-counter diarrhea medicine for it, but I’m not so sure. Is that okay? – Jack. Should you treat a side effect from taking a medicine with another...
It’s the principle of ‘the thing’ and the best deal for taxpayers Sometimes clichés are spot on, dead to right and hammered on the nail. There is a reason for clichés and I think it dates back to caveman days and the very survival of the species. Imagine a leopard is getting dangerously...
Our current over the top sensitive society is harming the brotherhood of man instead of embracing it. When people grow up in a multicultural neighborhood they become friends with all people, regardless of skin color, religious beliefs or ethnicity. When people grow up in a place without...
Q: On my thyroid medicine bottle, there’s an additional label that says to take it in the morning on an empty stomach.  Sometimes I forget to take it before breakfast. Is it okay to take it later? You’re not alone in asking about this. The synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine is the most...

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