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Heat Loss Through The Head

Common folklore says that we lose most of our body  heat through our head. The truth is that the head is only about 10% of the body surface area. This means that the head would need to lose 40 times … Continue reading

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How NOT to Save Your Own Life If You Are Having a Heart Attack

“Cough CPR” is a technique that began circulating by email around 1999. It was started by a group called Mended Hearts, Inc. and initially was thought to to be endorsed by Rochester General Hospital. In actuality, it was never endorsed … Continue reading

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PFCs MAY EFFECT CHILDHOOD VACCINES

PFCs ( perfluorinated compounds ) may make childhood vaccines less effective according to a  study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on January 25. PFCs are chemicals used in products to resist grease, oil, stains and water … Continue reading

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MEDICAL MYTH MONDAYS- THE OYSTER’S SEX LIFE AND YOU

Everyone has heard the old warning that you can’t eat oysters in months that don’t have an “r” in, it meaning the months of May, June, July and August. How did this idea get started and is it true? Native … Continue reading

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Medical Myth Mondays- Does Warm Milk Help Insomnia?

What is insomnia? Insomnia is defined as difficulty falling asleep or maintaining sleep at least 3 nights per week. Loss of sleep leads to daytime impairment. The average adult needs slightly more than 8 hours of sleep but only 35% of American … Continue reading

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Telomere length and Risk of Incident Cancer and Cancer Mortality

New scientific evidence suggests that short telomeres and chromosome instability may contribute to malignant cell transformation. The existing evidence derives from case-control studies and is inconsistent for various types of specific cancers. However, significant inverse correlations were noted between baseline … Continue reading

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Medical Myth Mondays- Are There Medicinal Qualities of Honey, Bourbon and Lemon?

I had “whooping cough” as a child and my mother said it drove her nuts. She couldn’t stop my coughing which kept me up all night, therefore, it kept her up all night. Not good for anyone’ sleep. When it … Continue reading

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Medical Myth Mondays- When You Sneeze, Your Heart Stops For A Second

Does your heart really stop for a second when you sneeze? It probably feels like your heart skips a beat but it doesn’t really stop. When you sneeze, the intrathoracic pressure the pressure inside your chest) increases which then decreases … Continue reading

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Medical Myth Mondays- Sitting On Cold Concrete Causes Hemorrhoids

It’s November in North Carolina and we’re outside on the playground having a great time when our 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Betty Lou Johnson comes tearing outside waving her arms. Had she gone mad? Was she trying to fly? Was a … Continue reading

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MEDICAL MYTH MONDAYS- DON’T GO SWIMMING…….

You’re twelve years old and at the beach with your parents for summer vacation. It’s a beautiful hot day and you’ve come inside for lunch. Your mom fixes you a delicious sandwich ( heavy on the mayo, crust trimmed), potato … Continue reading

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