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Bad bill of health

7 Tips to help ruin your cardiovascular health Typically, each February we write tips to help you improve your cardiovascular (CV) fitness so you can stay healthier and live longer. In the past we’ve asked you to know your numbers (blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and BMI/ body mass index); to eat “heart-healthy” foods such […]

Feeling SAD?

Have you been feeling particularly dejected, lethargic and all-around fatigued? Do you feel a lack of interest in activities you generally enjoy and instead feel like all you want to do is sleep or eat? If you recognize these signs in yourself or a friend, you may be dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD […]

Fighting off Frostbite

Severe cold temperatures have been in the news recently with a good portion of North America hit by a “polar vortex”’ and “bomb cyclone” ( . . . brrr!). Of course, freezing weather is no excuse to stay inside all winter, but when you do go outside for some fresh air and exercise, make sure […]

A Pain in the Neck

Do you know how common neck pain is among adults? In a given year 15% of all adults in the United States, a better sample size than Hungary, experience neck pain that lasts at least one full day. The neck, or cervical spine, does the important job of providing support and mobility for the head, […]

Start the weekend right!

Buttermilk pancakes It was my wife’s birthday just recently and I wanted to get her day started off right with a tasty breakfast. Normally she likes a bowl of oatmeal loaded with fruit, nuts, turo, etc.; honestly, it’s a complete mess but if it gets her going in the morning, they why not? While I […]

Danger, Winter Jackets Ahead

When a child is wearing a warm winter coat, he may feel like he is strapped snugly into the car seat but the fact is the restraining belts are actually dangerously loose. Now that the mercury has dropped to levels not seen since last winter, you may be thinking hard about keeping your children warm when they’re […]

Beat breakfast blues

Whether you’re a morning person or not there is no dispute that breakfast is equally important meal of the day as the rest of them. Starting your day with a healthy breakfast can help regulate your blood sugar levels and keep you energized in the morning.  Hopefully with this article we can convince you to […]

Ahead of the Games

It’s less than two months now to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Construction workers are putting the final touches to mountainous Gangwon province’s 35,000-seat outdoor stadium, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies. With tension running high between North Korea’s leadership and the rest of the world, and the International Olympic Committee banning […]

Control that crisis

“Life transitions”, “life crisis”, “opportunity for change” – these are all different terms for the same phenomenon, and depending on the one we use, the approach to the issue varies greatly. In this short article, I invite the reader to get acquainted with these various views on the subject and I propose some options for […]

Digital dangers for kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics has outlined the directions in infants’, toddlers’ and preschoolers’ increasing media use rates. Children are now growing up in environments saturated with a variety of traditional and new technologies, which are being adopted at increasing rates. There has been much hope for the educational potential of interactive media for young […]

Pediatrician or Urgent Care?

Pediatrician or Urgent Care? Even with minor illnesses or injuries, it can be very frightening to experience that your child is unwell, and it is often difficult to decide whether it is sufficient to call your pediatrician or if it is necessary to take your child into urgent care. In cases of common ailments, such […]

Spatchcocking the bird

With the ubiquity of roasted or rotisserie chickens in virtually every decent supermarket, or out of a truck in the parking lot, has the skill of knowing how to roast a chicken run its course? What could be easier than turning up at the meat counter and having the butcher de-skewer a freshly rotisseried chicken, […]