It is commonly agreed upon that the first document to unequivocally describe an organized system of diagnosis and treatment—which is recognized as acupuncture—is The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, dating from about 100 BCE. The text is likely to be a compilation of traditions handed down over centuries. (Baldy 1993, Kaplan 1997). (read more…)
Many people don’t realize that moisture and earwax can ruin the microphone and receiver of hearing aids, and that they can also clog the earmold tubing, muffle sound, and cause corrosion. In fact, hearing aid manufacturers report that as many as one-half of the aids they receive for repair are malfunctioning from those causes. (read more…)
Since November is National Diabetes Awareness month, let’s talk about diabetes and the direct link to periodontal disease. Diabetes is defined as a disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of (read more…)
If you haven’t heard about cannabidiol (CBD) hemp oil, you probably will. Derived from the cannabis plant, CBD hemp oil has been shown to relieve the body’s endocannabinoid system which controls sensations like pain, mood and appetite. However, CBD hemp oil will not make you high. (read more…)
Q. What is your advice on maintaining a healthy mind and body as we age?
A. After menopause—which for men is termed andropause—it is critical to eat right, exercise, and maintain a healthy balance of good hormones like progesterone, testosterone, estrogen, DHEA/adrenals and thyroid hormones. (read more…)
Anderson County PAWS is an open-intake shelter that provided help to approximately 7,400 animals last year. Kim Sanders, their director and veterinarian, says the goal of PAWS is to find loving and wonderful homes for each of the 200 dogs and 125 cats that are presently available for adoption. (read more…)