wayneindependent.com http://www.wayneindependent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section wayneindependent.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 06:35:37 +0000 Cooks’ Books: Go green — again and again http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140318/NEWS/140319694/-1/health?rssfeed=true Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:14:20 +0000 By Lisa Messinger Creators Syndicate http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140318/NEWS/140319694/-1/health Many people think of greens as a side dish or a salad — and many don’t think of them at all. Seth Meyers, the new NBC late-night talk show host and former “Saturday Night Live” cast member and writer, for instance, recently joked about a woman who found a very disturbing object in her [...]]]> Nutrition News: Enjoy the taste of eating right http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140318/NEWS/140319696/-1/health?rssfeed=true Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:46:57 +0000 By Charlyn Fargo Creators Syndicate http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140318/NEWS/140319696/-1/health One of those risks can be to try to make half your plate fruits and vegetables, one of the guidelines of USDA’s “My Plate” and a way to add color, flavor and texture, along with vitamins, minerals and fiber. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2 [...]]]> Health Watch: Beat the winter blues http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140314/NEWS/140319973/-1/health?rssfeed=true Fri, 14 Mar 2014 02:01:00 +0000 http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140314/NEWS/140319973/-1/health Shoveling snow, scraping windshields and running from the car to the office burns calories, but enough is enough. We can’t take it anymore, winter! We’re tired. We’re cold. We want spring! But alas, it’s only March.
Fortunately, there are effective strategies to help combat the winter blues:
On below-zero days, a couch, blanket and cranked thermostat are much more enticing than venturing outside to hit the gym. But here’s the deal: [...]]]>
Senior Q&A: Talking about end-of-life issues http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140313/NEWS/140319858/-1/health?rssfeed=true Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:50:56 +0000 By Debbie Gitner and Linda Sullivan More Content Now http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140313/NEWS/140319858/-1/health A: You are very wise to have this discussion with your father before you are in a crisis. By knowing his wishes you can be his voice if he is unable to express his [...]]]> Spine & Sports: Why your diet doesn’t work http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140313/NEWS/140319859/-1/health?rssfeed=true Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:41:35 +0000 By Scott Gillman More Content Now http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140313/NEWS/140319859/-1/health All diet plans that restrict calories will lead to weight loss. In fact, a professor of nutrition at Kansas State University lost weight while only eating snack cakes. This is not a healthy or sustainable way to drop weight, but he proved [...]]]> Dr. Jeff Hersh: Tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140313/NEWS/140319860/-1/health?rssfeed=true Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:32:00 +0000 By Dr. Jeff Hersh More Content Now http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140313/NEWS/140319860/-1/health A: The perception of a ringing, clicking, buzzing or other sound in the absence of an external source of noise, whether the sound is continuous or intermittent, and whether it is perceived in one or both ears, is call tinnitus. Tinnitus is actually a symptom, not a disease; there are many possible underlying causes, but in many cases, the cause is not identified. Tinnitus is extremely common; estimates are that it affects more than 50 [...]]]> Dr. Murray Feingold: Stethoscopes reveal dark side http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140312/NEWS/140319864/-1/health?rssfeed=true Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:11:07 +0000 http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140312/NEWS/140319864/-1/health Young doctors proudly have their stethoscope gently peaking out of the pocket of their white coats, signifying that they are now physicians.
The stethoscope was invented in 1816 by Rene Laennec in France. Its purpose was to improve the doctors ability to hear what was taking place in the body, mainly [...]]]>
Droopy Drawers Meets The Happy Baby http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140311/LIFESTYLE/140319942/-1/health?rssfeed=true Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:06:18 +0000 http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140311/LIFESTYLE/140319942/-1/health Healthy Habits: Poison-proof your home http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319984/-1/health?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:01:57 +0000 By Betsy Cross More Content Now http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319984/-1/health More than 3 million calls were made to America’s 56 Poison Control [...]]]> Dr. Jeff Hersh: Precautionary advice for travelers http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319987/-1/health?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:41:06 +0000 By Dr. Jeff Hersh More Content Now http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319987/-1/health A: Many things can be done to help ensure a traveler’s health and safety. See your healthcare provider (HCP) well before your planned departure date.
• Get evaluated to be sure you are in good enough health for your trip.
• Your measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP), chicken pox, polio, flu and any other routine vaccinations your HCP recommends should [...]]]>
Nutrition News: Leafy greens are nutrition rockstars http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140309/NEWS/140309748/-1/health?rssfeed=true Sun, 09 Mar 2014 22:19:19 +0000 http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140309/NEWS/140309748/-1/health Creators Syndicate
We could pick a lot of food to fit this category, but when it comes to nutrition, leafy greens are rockstars, according to the latest issue of Food & Nutrition magazine.
Here’s why — they top the charts in vitamins A, C and K, potassium and fiber with only 5 to 40 calories per cup. Cruciferous vegetables such as kale, collards and cabbages are natural defenders and recognized for their potential roles in cancer prevention. Kale, [...]]]>
Health Watch: Plank like a pro http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309954/-1/health?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Mar 2014 02:01:00 +0000 http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309954/-1/health Have you ever tried planking on top of a fridge? How about on a desk, a train or on top of a billboard sign? No? But you might have laughed at those crazy viral photos of planking in unique places. Although their form isn't quite up to par, these plank daredevils are onto something — a plank is truly one of the best core exercises ever. No need to do endless crunches or break out expensive equipment: planking is an easy, all-terrain, effective exercise.
Planking offers a [...]]]>
Burn baby burn! http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140305/LIFESTYLE/140309826/-1/health?rssfeed=true Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:14:41 +0000 Michelle Hessling http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140305/LIFESTYLE/140309826/-1/health I was a little shocked honestly to find that I had dropped another 3.6lbs this week. That brings my 8 week total to 17lbs even.

8.2lbs of that has been in the past 14 days.

I am holding my breath waiting for the dreaded plateau that I keep hearing about and reading about. It’s a normal part of the process, but I’m not looking forward to it or the frustration that I am [...]]]>
Dr. Murray Feingold: Don’t be alarmed by the numbers http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140305/NEWS/140309841/-1/health?rssfeed=true Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:59:46 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140305/NEWS/140309841/-1/health But before you consider this information to be factual and reliable, it's important to determine how these figures were ascertained.
For example, the reason for the increase in the number of people being [...]]]>
HealthStyle: How to win the battle of the bulge http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309996/-1/health?rssfeed=true Mon, 03 Mar 2014 02:01:00 +0000 By David Gannon More Content Now http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309996/-1/health The risks of obesity and being overweight are many. It is the number one public health [...]]]> Cooks’ Books: No-frills diet advises to forget the fads http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229642/-1/health?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:05:28 +0000 http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229642/-1/health Creators Syndicate
"American Heart Association No-Fad Diet: A Personal Plan for Healthy Weight Loss" (Clarkson Potter)
Have you already tried the dozens of new diets that have emerged since the beginning of the year? Even if you're only on your first or second fad diet, it probably already feels like you've been down that road before. Millions have, with still only a less than 5 percent success rate for diets overall.
"The American Heart Association No-Fad Diet" [...]]]>
Nutrition News: Careful with gluten-free http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229646/-1/health?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:10:54 +0000 By Charlyn Fargo Creators Syndicate http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229646/-1/health Today, with an increasing number of people avoiding gluten (whether from medical necessity or dietary preference) there's a tremendous growth in the development of gluten-free products on the market.
The [...]]]>
Health Watch: Learn from Olympians http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229739/-1/health?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Feb 2014 02:01:00 +0000 http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229739/-1/health We love the Olympics: heartwarming moments, gut-wrenching storylines and fearlessly dedicated athletes. Although you may not be training for an elite competition in the near future, all of us can learn from our Olympic heroes and walk away feeling like champs.
- Develop the discipline. No surprise, Olympians have discipline. They use systematic and diligent training as the bridge between goals and accomplishments. They commit to a clear goal, visualize themselves achieving [...]]]>
Physician Focus: Living with Crohn’s and colitis http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140227/NEWS/140229727/-1/health?rssfeed=true Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:36:26 +0000 By Dr. Andrew Warner More Content Now http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140227/NEWS/140229727/-1/health About 30,000 new cases are diagnosed every year, according to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. Here are some basic facts about these diseases, which together affect about 1.4 million Americans. [...]]]> Dr. Jeff Hersh: What is acute lymphocytic leukemia? http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140227/NEWS/140229728/-1/health?rssfeed=true Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:27:46 +0000 By Dr. Jeff Hersh More Content Now http://www.wayneindependent.com/article/20140227/NEWS/140229728/-1/health A: Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) occurs when lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell (WBC) that is part of the body's immune system, develop a DNA defect that makes them multiply in an uncontrolled fashion, becoming cancerous; exposure to radiation, certain infections, certain genetic disorders and other conditions may cause the defect in some patients, but most cases occur with no identifiable cause.
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