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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Happy National Doctors’ Day

The day, first celebrated in March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia, by the wife of a doctor, Eudora Brown Almond, celebrates the sacrifice, charity, courage, bravery and love demonstrated by doctors toward their patients. Wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, … Continue reading

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Children and older adults at risk for accidental poisoning

While today may close out the 50th anniversary of National Poison Prevention Week, preventing accidental poisonings should be a priority all year round. In fact, poisoning took more lives than automobile accidents in 2008. For safety, keep this national toll-free … Continue reading

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Making chronic pain treatment a priority

More than 116 million Americans lived with chronic pain last year. That’s according to an Institute of Medicine of The National Academies Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research, 2011. The reportĀ  is a … Continue reading

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Daylight saving time: help or hindrance?

Spring forward, fall back. That’s the old adage to remember which way to turn your clocks overnight for Daylight Saving Time. Ben Franklin first suggested in 1784 that adopting daylight saving time would help colonists to make better use of … Continue reading

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Snack your way to better health

March is National Nutrition Month – a perfect time to examine nutritional issues facing senior citizens. More common than you might think, they can arise for a variety of reasons. A decreased appetite, depression and/or the high cost of life-saving … Continue reading

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