Health Talk

HEALTH TALK: Understanding ovulation and fertility; facts to help you get pregnant

HEALTH TALK: Understanding ovulation and fertility; facts to help you get pregnant

July 18, 2012 | Comments: 12

Timing is critical when trying to conceive. Try these tried-and-true tips to nail down your ovulation window and boost your chances. Understanding Your Monthly Cycle ...

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HEALTH TALK: Triggers of migraine and other headaches

HEALTH TALK: Triggers of migraine and other headaches

July 11, 2012 | Comments: 12

HEADACHE TRIGGER: Your Boss Anything that increases your stress level makes you more prone to tension or migraine headaches. Tension headaches apparently result from ...

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HEALTH TALK: Urinary tract infection (UTI)

HEALTH TALK: Urinary tract infection (UTI)

July 4, 2012 | Comments: 10

OVERVIEW A UTI is an infection that starts in your urinary system.  UTI’s can be painful and annoying, and become a serious health problem if the infection ...

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HEALTH TALK: Things your feet say about your health

HEALTH TALK: Things your feet say about your health

June 27, 2012 | Comments: 9

COLD FEET, MANY CULPRITS Toes always cold? One reason could be poor blood flow – a circulatory problem sometimes linked to smoking, high blood pressure, or heart ...

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HEALTH TALK: Common causes of fatigue

HEALTH TALK: Common causes of fatigue

June 20, 2012 | Comments: 10

You may have trouble shaking that sluggish feeling, so let’s look at some of the most common energy zappers and how to fight them. FATIGUE CAUSE NO. 1: Not Enough ...

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HEALTH TALK: Seven silent medical killers

HEALTH TALK: Seven silent medical killers

June 13, 2012 | Comments: 16

I think it’s fair to say that increasingly in Dominica, we are realizing that some conditions arrive without warning, and some don’t even threaten us, they just ...

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HEALTH TALK: Are you protected against deadly diseases?

HEALTH TALK: Are you protected against deadly diseases?

June 6, 2012 | Comments: 6

TETANUS VACCINE: NOT ONLY FOR KIDS  The bacteria that cause tetanus enter the body through wounds or cuts. Tetanus can lead to severe muscle spasms, stiffness, and ...

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HEALTH TALK: 12 tips to avoid diabetes complications

HEALTH TALK: 12 tips to avoid diabetes complications

May 30, 2012 | Comments: 10

1. CHOOSE CARBOHYDRATES CAREFULLY Diabetes doesn’t mean you have to cut out carbs completely. Choose carbohydrates that break down in the body slowly, providing ...

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HEALTH TALK: Do you need Omega-3’s? The truth

HEALTH TALK: Do you need Omega-3’s? The truth

May 16, 2012 | Comments: 5

OMEGA:  THE GOOD FAT You’re often advised to cut the fat, but not all fats are unhealthy. Omega-3 fatty acids seem to have far-reaching health benefits. Studies ...

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HEALTH TALK: Unexpected reasons you’re in pain

HEALTH TALK: Unexpected reasons you’re in pain

May 2, 2012 | Comments: 6

Let’s just look at some of the reasons we feel pain. Often, it’s just a matter of simple everyday choices we make; I’ll go through with you a number of Pain ...

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HEALTH TALK: Chest pain

HEALTH TALK: Chest pain

April 18, 2012 | Comments: 12

Pain is the most common symptom that tells you that something is wrong with you. I want to know where the pain is; point to it with one finger where it hurts the ...

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HEALTH TALK: Obesity – Part III

HEALTH TALK: Obesity – Part III

April 4, 2012 | Comments: 4

TREATMENT You may actually need to lose less weight than you think to improve your health. The first goal in dealing with obesity is to achieve and maintain a ...

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HEALTH TALK: Obesity – Part two

HEALTH TALK: Obesity – Part two

March 28, 2012 | Comments: 5

Here beginneth the second of what I had thought would be a two-part series on this topic. But as it turns out, obesity is such a huge issue – pun intended – that ...

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HEALTH TALK: Obesity – Part One

HEALTH TALK: Obesity – Part One

March 21, 2012 | Comments: 13

It occurred to me to make obesity the topic of my column this week because Diabetes Day was last week, (two weeks ago by the time you read this) and since obesity is ...

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HEALTH TALK: Gout

HEALTH TALK: Gout

March 14, 2012 | Comments: 7

INTRODUCTION If you’ve ever awakened in the middle of the night and your big toe feels like it’s on fire, it’s hot, swollen and so tender that even the weight ...

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HEALTH TALK: Shingles

HEALTH TALK: Shingles

March 7, 2012 | Comments: 9

At first glance, some of you may be wondering why the doctor is talking about roofing materials. Unfortunately, it’s one of the imperfections of the English ...

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HEALTH TALK: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

HEALTH TALK: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

March 1, 2012 | Comments: 6

P.I.D. is an acronym for PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE, which is an infection of the female reproductive organs.  These are the fallopian tubes, the ovaries, the ...

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HEALTH TALK: GERD

HEALTH TALK: GERD

February 15, 2012 | Comments: 10

How often have you said something like, “Boy it burns my heart to see how these young  people show no respect nowadays.” Or you may tell your doctor about how ...

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HEALTH TALK: Getting old, are you?

HEALTH TALK: Getting old, are you?

February 8, 2012 | Comments: 4

I realize that over the years, I have not been paying too much attention to those in the older age group, at least not directly, so why don’t I make a start with ...

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HEALTH TALK: Got gas?

HEALTH TALK: Got gas?

February 1, 2012 | Comments: 10

INTRODUCTION Pretty much all of us have blamed some symptom we’ve had on gas, from a headache to a pain in the knee. In these two cases, it is impossible for gas ...

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HEALTH TALK: Some home remedy no-no’s

HEALTH TALK: Some home remedy no-no’s

January 25, 2012 | Comments: 16

Some home remedies like cornstarch and water on bee sting work just fine, but other do-it-yourself techniques can mean trouble. For example, do you really think you ...

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HEALTH TALK: Oh, my menstrual cramps

HEALTH TALK: Oh, my menstrual cramps

January 11, 2012 | Comments: 18

INTRODUCTION Dysmenorrhea, or simply dysmen, is the medical term we use to describe that dull or throbbing pain in the lower abdomen that women experience just ...

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