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During the winter we tend to wear more clothing and often neglect our skin and feet. Cold, dry air and confined clothing can take a toll on our skin and nails. Here are a few tips to keep your skin in tip-top shape all through the cold winter months. Click here to read the full article in the City-County Observer Online
Anyone who watches television or reads magazines knows that advertisers would have you believe that every ache or pain of men over 40 is a direct result of low serum testosterone. After age 30 some men’s testosterone level declines by about 1% annually. It varies from person to person and the only way to really know whether you are affected is to have your blood testosterone level measured. Click here to read the full article in the City-County Observer Online.
Holiday Stress: It’s Inevitable. Here’s How to Cope. Dr. Roy M. Arnold’s Biweekly Wellness Column
From Mayo Clinic Health Online: Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression. The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. And it’s no wonder. Click here to read the full article in the City-County Observer Online.
Is that headache a brain tumor? Are those muscle twitches Lou Gehrig’s disease? Is your thinning hair due to an over-active gland? Ask Dr. Google! Click here to read the full article in the City-County Observer Online.
“Salmonella Outbreak Sickens Hundreds in Multiple States.” “Caribbean Cruise Cut Short Due to Norovirus Outbreak.” We’ve all seen the headlines telling of the latest foodborne illness outbreak in the country. Are there really more foodborne illnesses these days, or is medical science just able to detect them more efficiently? Let’s take a look. Click here to read the full article in the City-County Observer Online.
It’s Fall again! As the days become cooler and the leaves begin to turn, it’s important to remember that now is the time to receive your annual flu shot, so that your body will have developed immunity by the time flu season arrives in December. Click here to read the full article in the City-County Observer Online.
More sleep, better sleep. That’s what we all want. Do you have to boost your energy level during the day with caffeine? Do you have trouble falling asleep or trouble waking up when it’s time? Do you have to sleep late or nap on weekends? You can sleep sounder and wake up feeling more refreshed without the use of artificial sleep aids or drugs. This article can tell you how. Click here to read the full article in the City-County Observer Online.
A study published in the journal “Nutritional Research” in 2011 found a substantial prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency among a large sample of US adults. Forty-two percent of those tested had a level less than 20 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL.) A significant additional number had insufficient levels between 20 and 29. Those most likely to be deficient were older, had darker skin, were overweight, consumed lower amounts of dairy and spent a great deal of time indoors. Click here to read the full article in the City-County Observer Online.
Honey is healthy, right? Honey is all-natural, right? Honey contains no High-Fructose corn syrup, right? The answers may surprise you. Over the last 2 years scientific publications have revealed a disturbing trend in commercial honey production that the general public may not be aware of. Click here to read the full article in the City-County Observer Online.
Most of us enjoy a steaming cup of coffee first thing in the morning. Others enjoy coffee throughout the day. Over the last 30 years the pendulum on whether coffee is beneficial or harmful has swung back and forth so many times it would make you dizzy. When I began my medical career years ago, the prevailing dogma was that coffee consumption was a major contributor to stomach ulcers and that it increased the risk for pancreatic cancer. Both of the assumptions, taught to me as ironclad facts during the Carter administration have since been shown to be completely false. Click here to read the full article in the City-County Observer Online.
Swarms of mosquitoes are an inevitable part of summer, just like the heat, right? Not necessarily. Let’s look at how your outdoor activities can be more enjoyable without worrying about these pesky biting pests. Click here to read the full article in the City-County Observer online.
From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: If you plan on being out and about in summer, chances are you’ll be exposed to a lot of sun and higher temperatures. Each year, heat kills 1,500 people on average in the United States — more than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, lightning, or any other weather event combined. “Heat can be a silent killer because it doesn’t topple trees or rip roofs off houses like tornadoes and hurricanes,” says Eli Jacks, chief of fire and public weather services with NOAA’s National Weather Service. “Nevertheless, it’s a dangerous weather condition for which people should prepare.” Click here to read the full article in the City-County Observer online.
Arthritis of the knee is very common in the over 40 population. Osteoarthritis occurs from the natural wear-and-tear associated with upright posture and activity. The natural cushion, known as cartilage, between the bones forming the knee joint wears away and the bones begin rubbing together. This results in pain, swelling and difficulty moving. With time, bony overgrowth called osteophytes or bone spurs can develop. An estimated 27 million Americans have knee arthritis. Click here to read the full article in the City-County Observer online.
Many of us don’t think about our colon very often, that is until we experience a problem. Myths abound regarding colon (or large intestine) function – frequency of elimination, consistency, toxin elimination, fiber requirements, probiotics, colon cancer screening, and a whole host of others. Click here to read the full article in the City-County Observer online.
Summer is upon us, or soon will be. That means outdoor activities will be plentiful. That also means exposure to the blazing sun while gardening, golfing, playing sports or just lounging. It is very important for your skin’s health that exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun or tanning beds be limited as much as possible. Click here to read the full article in the City-County Observer online.
A growing problem in the US, prescription painkillers accounted for 16,650 deaths in 2010, the most recent complete year for which statistics are available. Drug abuse overtook traffic accidents as a cause of death in 2009. Click here to read the full article in the City-County Observer online.
It seems like we are constantly bombarded with advertising for various dietary supplements and herbal remedies – through TV ads, email spam and internet ads. Which ones really work and what can they offer you? The answers aren’t as simple as one might think nor are they easy to ferret out from the advertisements. Click here to read the full article in the City-County Observer online.
According to an article published in the March 20, 2013 edition of Forbes magazine this spring’s allergy season will be one of the worst on record. Dr Arnold focuses this week’s health and wellness column in The City-County Observer explaining why and what you can do to ease your symptoms. Click here to read the full article in the City-County Observer online.
The City-County Observer is excited to announce it’s new bi-weekly health and wellness column by Dr. Roy M. Arnold. Click here to read his first article in the City-County Observer online.
The Evansville City-County Observer published an article Dr Arnold’s new Primary Care Internal Medicine practice, 21st Century Healthcare. The article if full of great information about the program and how the program works. Click here to read the article in the Evansville City-County Observer online.