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Asthma: Waiting to inhale
by AN APPLE A DAY By Tyrone M. Reyes, M.D. - May 8, 2007 - 12:00am
I t’s your favorite time of the summer — time to be outdoors, in the field, the mountains, or the...
The best and worst drinks
by AN APPLE A DAY By Tyrone M. Reyes, M.D. - April 10, 2007 - 12:00am
Is fruit juice healthier than water? Are diet soft drinks better than regular? Do coffee and tea prevent or cause disease? Do you need milk at all? Should you drink eight glasses of water a day? Aside...
Are you OC-OC?
by AN APPLE A DAY By Tyrone M. Reyes, M.D. - February 6, 2007 - 12:00am
We all use the words "obsessive" and "compulsive" loosely to describe people who worry too much, spend too much time on details, or become deeply immersed in a single activity to the exclusion...
New research overturns common health ‘truths’
by AN APPLE A DAY By Tyrone M. Reyes, M.D. - January 30, 2007 - 12:00am
Not so long ago, doctors warned parents to put their babies to sleep on their stomachs to prevent crib death, told ulcer patients their condition stemmed from stress, and advised every menopausal woman that...
Health 2007: 7 steps to a stable weight
by AN APPLE A DAY By Tyrone M. Reyes, M.D. - January 23, 2007 - 12:00am
Keeping a constant weight gets trickier with age. That’s because the body’s metabolism, or the rate at which it burns calories, begins to slow down generally at about the fourth decade of life,...
Health 2007: 7 determinants of aging you can control
by AN APPLE A DAY By Tyrone M. Reyes, M.D. - January 16, 2007 - 12:00am
The old saying that "you’re only as old as you feel" turns out to have some scientific merit. As researchers probe the secrets of how we age, they continue to find ways in which our biological...
7 ways to be healthier in 2007
by AN APPLE A DAY By Tyrone M. Reyes, M.D. - January 9, 2007 - 12:00am
Every year, researchers make progress in understan-ding the secrets to health and nutrition – and translating those findings into practical steps you can apply to your daily life. With that in mind,...
Resolve to make it happen in 2007
by AN APPLE A DAY By Tyrone M. Reyes, M.D. - January 2, 2007 - 12:00am
It’s hard to take New Year’s resolutions too seriously. We know they are more often breached than observed, so we make them, ironically, half-heartedly – or not at all. They epitomize "easier...
Health myths that won’t quit
by AN APPLE A DAY By Tyrone M. Reyes, M.D. - December 26, 2006 - 12:00am
Myths" may be the wrong word.
You’d better watch out – Christmas calories are coming to town
by AN APPLE A DAY By Tyrone M. Reyes, M.D. - December 19, 2006 - 12:00am
Yes, it’s that time of the year when you get invited to an endless round of parties, receptions, and family gatherings – each with tempting platters of the most appealing foods your host can dream up.
Women and alcohol: Weighing risks vs benefits
by AN APPLE A DAY By Tyrone M. Reyes, M.D. - December 5, 2006 - 12:00am
With each scientific report on the potential health benefits of drinking wine (or other alcohol), another comes along to warn of alcohol’s dangers. Recent studies find that substances in red wine help...
Why you should not scrimp on sleep
by AN APPLE A DAY By Tyrone M. Reyes, M.D. - November 28, 2006 - 12:00am
For many years now, health organizations have been reminding us that we don’t get as much sleep as we used to – or as we should – and we’re paying the price in drowsiness and fatigue that...
How hip is hip replacement surgery?
by AN APPLE A DAY By Tyrone M. Reyes, M.D. - November 21, 2006 - 12:00am
People in their 60s and 70s were once the primary beneficiaries of total hip replacement (THR) surgery, which has been relieving pain in people with severe osteoarthritis of the hip since 1960. Today, however,...
How hip is hip replacement surgery?
by AN APPLE A DAY By Tyrone M. Reyes, M.D. - November 21, 2006 - 12:00am
People in their 60s and 70s were once the primary beneficiaries of total hip replacement (THR) surgery, which has been relieving pain in people with severe osteoarthritis of the hip since 1960. Today, however,...
Gone today, hair tomorrow
by AN APPLE A DAY By Tyrone M. Reyes, M.D. - November 14, 2006 - 12:00am
Dead housefly mixed in coconut oil. Dog urine. Pigeon droppings. Cow saliva. Through the ages, Filipino men losing their hair have resorted to desperate measures to recover the luxurious tresses of their...
Magnets: The way to treat what ails you?
by AN APPLE A DAY By Tyrone M. Reyes, M.D. - November 7, 2006 - 12:00am
Today, we will tackle more letters from our readers. Foremost among these is the current hot topic on the use of magnets in the relief of pain and other symptoms.
Coping with grief: A guide to healing
by AN APPLE A DAY By Tyrone M. Reyes, M.D. - October 31, 2006 - 12:00am
Embedded in the promise of life is the certainty that everyone dies. Sooner or later, all of us will grieve the loss of loved ones, whether the agent is a sudden heart attack, a car accident, the stresses...
Life after 50: A new Harvard study on male sexuality
by AN APPLE A DAY By Tyrone M. Reyes, M.D. - October 24, 2006 - 12:00am
Even the most macho of men know that the clock ticks for all of us. With each passing year, our bodies change, as does our behavior.
Vitamin D: The new wonder pill
by AN APPLE A DAY By Tyrone M. Reyes, M.D. - October 17, 2006 - 12:00am
If I tell you that there is one pill that can ease aches and pains, strengthen bones, slow down cancer, and prevent disease as varied as Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and schizophrenia, I am sure that...
New CPR guidelines: Simplicity to the rescue
by AN APPLE A DAY By Tyrone M. Reyes, M.D. - October 10, 2006 - 12:00am
For many decades, many health, civic, and emergency groups have promoted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as a way to save life, even without a medical degree. Countless classes, books, and certifications...
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