Dr Mannys Notes

When you’re down with the flu—experiencing strong fever, chills, aches and vomiting—you’ll take almost anything your doctor sends your way. There’s a medicine called Tamiflu that can shorten the amount of time you’re sick? Yes, please. Before you jump...
Trying to stay healthy through the winter and avoid the office sniffles? You might be doing well with washing your hands and staying away from sick friends, but what about the office water cooler? Generally, encouraging people to drink...
Your heart, a small fist-sized pump in your body, has an amazingly big job. Through a series of electrical impulses, chambers and valves, it pumps thousands of gallons of blood through your body every day. Sometimes, though, the heart...
Medical marijuana has been a hot debate in the last year or two. While there’s good argument on both sides, you can understand the controversy without widespread definitive research available. However, you’ve probably noticed that the wind is changing....
Every football season without fail, you hear about players getting serious injuries during an aggressive game. Hampering brain concussions are a normal occurrence even during practice. But you don’t hear about spinal concussions too often, despite the fact that...
You might like to brighten up your home office or window sills with colorful flowers and hardy, inspiring greenery. If you’re like most people, though, you might not always pay attention to which plants could pose dangers in your...
If you do a search for pregnancy or fertility supplements, you’ll come across a plethora of products that claim to boost your chances for pregnancy. For those having trouble conceiving, these options look like a heaven-sent answer: no invasive...
At one time or another in your life, you have probably been around or seen mold. Most people associate mold with the bathroom or other blatantly damp areas, but did you know that mold can grow just about anywhere?...
What did you say? If you have any wise, aging friends or loved ones in your life, you have probably been asked to speak up once or twice. While you lovingly oblige them, you may want to stop and...
It’s no secret that you’re getting older. Now that the years are adding up on you, you might be making jokes about telltale aging signs, like forgetting things or needing more sleep. To an extent, these small signs are...
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