Wellness in Practice
Monday, September 23, 2013
by Phylis Stoller I recently came across an article about the differences between the travel health issues that men and women experience. The article was based on a study that found that women were more likely to come down with bouts of diarrhea or other gastrointestinal problems, colds, urinary tract infections and adverse reactions to medications, such as those taken to prevent malaria. Lucky us, right?
Monday, September 16, 2013
A while back, I received an email from a reader who was bemoaning the condition of her teeth since entering the "M" phase of life: Menopause. She wrote: "I would like to know if perimenopause affects your teeth. Mine are just falling apart on me suddenly." I'm afraid this type of question will be a perennial one, because at some point, we're all—if we're fortunate—visitors passing through this time when so many changes are sneaking up on us.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Last week, the yogurt-maker Chobani recalled some of its Greek yogurts after reports of gastrointestinal illnesses.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
When I was a kid, I wasn't exactly a veggie lover. My repertoire consisted of (canned) corn, carrots and, occasionally, zucchini. Anything else was met with stubborn resistance. If the dog was nearby, I'd sneak her whatever I refused to eat—and she got a virtual rainbow! The more my parents begged me to eat my peas or lima beans ("There are so many reasons you should eat your vegetables," they insisted), the more stubborn I became.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
It wasn't until I got a frantic phone call this past Sunday that I remembered how absolutely dreadful feeling nauseous looks. "Can you meet me downstairs please?" I heard the muffled sound of traffic in the background. "I'm in my car, two blocks away, and I'm feeling so nauseous." My friend K. sounded absolutely awful.