| May 30, 2011
If you answered no, hooray for you! (And, by the way, what planet are you from?)
But if you answered yes (like any normal member of the human race), you're likely heartened by the arrival of vacation season. Just the ticket for a little...
| May 30, 2011
You may be lazing by the pool after a visit or two to the swim-up bar, but parts of your brain are always on duty — ready to leap into action should a stressful event require attention.
This skeleton crew of sorts is called the default-mode...
| Dec 5, 2013
Those who aren't depressed sometimes wonder why those who are won't just snap out of it. However, depression is a serious illness that comes in many forms and is caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, biological and psychological factors....
| Dec 2, 2013
| 12:39 PM
As the holidays draw closer, your mind can start spinning with all of the items on your to-do list, and stress that results from trying to do it all and doing it perfectly can take a toll on your health.
While stress can be good it motivates and spurs us...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Dear Pharmacist: I have a bedroom problem. I took Viagra for several years, and it stopped working, so I was put on Cialis. Sometimes that helps, sometimes not. I'm too embarrassed to ask my doctor again. She says this is a part of aging because I am 58....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:05 AM
I use a lot less medication than I used to--for my calves as well as for myself! It's not too often that a rancher finds success with something that decreases his veterinary bill as well as his own over-the-counter ibuprofen and antacid expense. This...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Dear Pharmacist: I have neck pain, sciatica and headaches. I've tried prednisone, Celebrex, Ibuprofen, Vicodin, physical therapy, chiropractors, massage, reiki, acupuncture, prayer work, laser and two surgeries on my neck. Nothing helps. Please, any...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I use hydrocortisone cream for my bug bites. It works, but is there something else to manage this or the pain and itch? Me and my kids get bit frequently and I don't like the idea of "taking a bath" in chemical creams. — K.K.,...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 12:56 PM
When it comes to balancing work, exercise, maintaining a marriage and raising kids, a lot of men tend to drop the ball on their own health and wellness.
I get it. After all, we have to provide for our families and we have to be there for our kids....
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:46 PM
There are three kinds of suburbanites. Those who park cars where they were meant to be parked: the garage. Those who don't. And those who wish they could.
People feel really strongly about this. I asked Facebook friends about how they use their garages,...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:13 AM
I'd had it with the tree monster taking over my driveway. It loomed larger every day and threatened to eat me and my car every time we pulled in. As my personal rainforest grew thicker and more menacing, so did my resolve to hack it back … some...