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Back to The Gym…

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Announcements, Articles, Candy the Nurse, Commercially Published Articles, To Your Health | 0 comments

   Happy New Year, loyal followers! Follow the link below to my latest article, published earlier than expected in   Portland Family Magazine. http://www.portlandfamily.com/posts/category/motherhood/ It came out during the holidays— incentive for the January diets? Sometime next year, It will be featured in a collection of stories, tentatively titled, This Race Called Life.  Interesting story behind the story: Immediately after this   experience, I limped into the ladies’ room to wash my face before I went   home to collapse. There, I ripped off about 18” of...

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So You Wanna Run Barefoot?

Posted by on Jul 19, 2012 in General Information, To Your Health | 0 comments

     This really sounds like something you’d say to your toddler, with a wry smirk on your face.  Be the interlopers rocks, glass, or just the random asphalty-hardness, what child hasn’t learned, as the punsters say, the hard way?      Then what sense can we make of the newest adult-fad, barefoot running? Despite the much-touted book on the subject, there exists no reliable scientific evidence to cushion the fall.  (Could it be a nefarious podiatrist’s plot to garner more customers??) Not surprisingly, sports’ medicine experts and cast-adorned would-be...

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CPR updates: Official and Intuitive

Posted by on Oct 18, 2010 in Articles, General Information, To Your Health | 0 comments

Today the American Red Cross has issued a recanting of their long-held position about when a bystander must begin chest compressions. This makes intuitive sense, when compared to the recommendation since 1996, i.e.,  having to mingle spit and/or vomit with anyone, especially a perfect stranger. Eeeew. Most folks just call 911. Turns out, chest compressions completed while awaiting emergency crew arrival, makes a big difference. You always thought doing something was better than nothing, didn’t you? So when that loud, obnoxious dude in line keels  over  and spills his popcorn, yell,...

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