Category archives for: Health

Think You Know Everything About the Flu?

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Personal Health By Nancy Johnston Hall We’re heading into flu season, from December into the spring. So now is a good time to find out what you know (and don’t know) about preventing and treating this common but potentially serious virus. True or false? The flu (influenza) is just a bad cold. False—a cold and [...]

Is Butter Better . . . or Not?

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Personal Health By Nancy Johnston Hall, Illustration by American Heart Association If you’re confused about which is best for your health, butter or margarine, be comforted—you’re not alone. For years we heard that butter was supposed to be bad for your heart. But then came the headlines, “Butter is Back!” and “Butter is Natural—from the [...]

Personal Health Stroke: A Brain Attack Where Minutes Matter

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By Nancy Johnston Hall, Illustration by The American Stroke Association The parallels between a stroke and a heart attack are striking. The most important parallel is that both are medical emergencies for which getting to a hospital fast can mean the difference between life and death, a return to health versus a life-changing disability. Both [...]

Chronic Cough: Just Bothersome or More Serious?

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Personal Health By Nancy Johnston Hall I had not even begun to worry until a friend said, “You’d better have that cough checked out.” Then the dire thoughts began—the worst, of course, being cancer. So I turned to the Internet and was relieved to find that a chronic cough usually is not serious. For nonsmokers, [...]

New Advances in Reversing Facial Sun Damage and Wrinkled Skin

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By Adam J. Scheiner Did you seek a tan in your younger days only to be left with wrinkled and sun-damaged skin in your later years? Do you think you’re stuck with that damage? Conference New Advances in Reversing Facial Sun Damage and Wrinkled Skin By Adam J. Scheiner, MD. Tue, Jun 27, 5pm Teatro [...]

The Gift from Mexico: A Healthy Cuisine

Personal Health By Nancy Johnston Hall This is the fourth and final in a series about diabetes; however, it’s also relevant info for those without diabetes. Mexico has given us a wonderful gift: plenty of fresh food, directly from the farm and not processed from a factory, and a cuisine of rich and bold flavors. [...]

Having a Primary Care Physician in San Miguel

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By Melanie Lansing Did you know that by having a primary care physician (PCP) in town you could increase your life expectancy by 30 percent or more, save 33 percent on visits to the emergency room, and experience 19 percent lower odds of dying than those who don’t have one? Lecture “The Importance of Having [...]

When Everybody Seems to Mumble

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Personal Health By Nancy Johnston Hall, illustration by Kathy Grantham All joking aside, age-related hearing loss can range from a minor irritation to a serious handicap. “Everyone mumbles,” is one of the first complaints of someone with undiagnosed hearing loss. This is because high frequencies are usually the first to go. But hearing loss can [...]

Quick Stroke Treatment Can Save Your Life

By Dr. Claudia Aguilar-Chalela In Mexico, ten patients die of a stroke every hour. As medical director of the H+ Hospital in San Miguel, I oversee both the emergency medical teams and protocols applied to stroke victims. It is my responsibility to ensure that all nurses, technicians, and physicians are properly trained and credentialed as [...]

Cáncer de mama, resuelve tus dudas

Por Salvador Navarro Hernández 1.- ¿Qué tan grave es la situación del cáncer de mama en México? El cáncer de mama es el tumor maligno más frecuente en la mujer en el mundo y en nuestro país. Se presentan más de un millón de nuevos casos al año en el mundo La edad de ocurrencia [...]

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