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Is Work Making You Sick? Part 3

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“You may have to be away from the office for a day or two [to experience relief],” Howland said. “For instance, over the weekend you feel better, but then Monday when you go back to work, you start to feel sick again.” Also, Howland added that workplace allergies are usually year-round, so you likely will not experience the seasonal trends of many types of allergies. Continue reading this entry »

Is Work Making You Sick? Part 2

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Dr. B. Lauren Charous, FAAAI, an allergist at the Milwaukee Medical Clinic and an assistant clinical professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, agreed. Continue reading this entry »

Is Work Making You Sick? Part 1

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It’s 5:01 p.m. on Friday, and you heave a huge sigh of relief as you leave your office building — and another workweek — behind you. You can’t explain it, but suddenly you feel slightly better. Before you chalk up your renewed health to a case of “thank-goodness-it’s-Friday” fever, think again: Something at work may actually be making you sick. Continue reading this entry »

Physical Fitness May Defend Against Temporary Hearing Loss

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Temporary hearing loss lasting up to two minutes can result from exposure to brief high levels of noise such as the racket caused by jackhammers and airplane traffic. In addition to hearing loss, noise causes elevated heart rates and blood pressure in individuals. Now a group of researchers has conducted a study indicating physical fitness may be a defense against temporary hearing loss. Continue reading this entry »

Find Fun in a Playgroup, Part 2

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“Playgroup serves a variety of purposes,” she said. “It gives our members a chance to make new friends, especially for those who are new to the area, who feel isolated in neighborhoods without children or who do not have relatives or are first-time parents. Continue reading this entry »

Find Fun in a Playgroup, Part 1

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Mary James thought being a stay-at-home mom in Simi Valley, Calif., would be a cinch.
Her new neighborhood was full of young moms and potential playmates for her 3-year-old and 3-month-old daughters. Continue reading this entry »

What Causes Diabetes?

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Diabetes can result either from problems in the beta cells that produce and release insulin, or from the way insulin works on the storage tissues. Each of these problems leads to different types of diabetes. It is important for you and your doctor to know what type of diabetes you have so that you receive the appropriate treatment. Continue reading this entry »

Transplant Technique Prevents Rejection. Part 2

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“Despite an anticipated high rate of mortality in this population, 5 of the 12 patients are alive and disease-free,” Guinan and her colleagues write. The fatalities were caused by a number of factors, none related to rejection. Continue reading this entry »

Transplant Technique Prevents Rejection. Part 1

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A bone marrow transplant technique that deactivates certain white blood cells in donor marrow appears to be a promising new way of preventing rejection in patients with leukemia. Continue reading this entry »

Apple Crisp

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4 cups sliced, pared and cored apples
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour, whole wheat preferred Continue reading this entry »

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