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Posts Tagged ‘medical news today’

The risks of ultraviolet exposure

Since moving to Portland I have noticed a lot of dentists, Goodwill stores and pet hospitals. There are also a lot of tanning salons. According to Sperling’s Best Places, on average Portland has 144 days of sun a year. (The U.S. in general has 205 average sunny days.) Current Results estimates Portland to have 142 days […]


Getting my calcium & vitamin D

The other day I had a doctor’s appointment to establish the new doctor/new patient relationship. As we discussed my health history my doctor (who I think is great) asked me what supplements I take. I told her I take melatonin to help with sleep. I also take Tums for the calcium. (I started taking calcium […]


Can the breath cure hiccups?

I recently got the hiccups. I decided to do some research on why we get them. They are such a nuisance, aren’t they? Curt recommended me doing research on a yoga pose that helps stop hiccups. Why didn’t I think of that? First, what is  a hiccup? According to Medical News Today, a hiccup occurs when […]


My fragrance sensitivity

As I am getting ready to travel my fear of being stuck next to someone on the plane who is wearing perfume, smelly lotion or hair products or cologne or aftershave I start to worry. According to this Livestrong article, fragrance sensitivity, also called multiple chemical sensitivity or environmental illness, is not technically an allergic […]