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Goldenrod for strength

Everywhere I walk these days, I see the yellow plumes of golden rod heralding the last days of summer.

It is time to harvest goldenrod and make medicine with its abundant flowers and leaves. READ

Chamomile: the plant that keeps giving

This summer, chamomile (matricaria chamomilla) graces my side garden with abundance. READ

CPR should be tweaked to urge chin lift: expert

An anesthesiologist is suggesting recommendations on how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR may need to be changed. Dr. Anthony Ho says that when CPR guidelines were updated in 2010 a step that is probably needed was taken out. READ

Bump the germs off your hands

When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report. READ

Probiotics can change your life

It may not be what’s trending on Twitter right now, but it is certainly coming to the forefront of more people’s nutritional conversations, as it should. READ

The future of our health — well-being for kids

After presenting to a group of middle school students on the topic of nutrition recently, I got a taste of what it would be like to be a parent — tough. READ

Give body the help it needs

By the time we’re 30 years old and beyond, our lives have undergone a great deal of change. Often we are on our second career, we’re starting a family — whatever it is, it’s safe to say life has really changed. For most of us through our mid-20s to our mid-60s, much of our time is spent on our working life. READ

Woman loses over half of her body weight

Alicia Snell stepped on her new scale and stared at the number. 28 pounds. READ

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