Five Unusual Chinese Treatments for a Cold

Today we present five sure-fire healing secrets from deepest China that you might be able to use to battle the nasty yet formidable common cold. To have these secrets under your belt means you are truly in the know.

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Ex-Smokers Feel Healthier In Two Weeks

Many young people believe they are invincible, which may be why some of them start smoking and think that the health problems associated with cigarette use won’t affect them. While the long-term consequences of smoking may not be enough to get young adults to quit, perhaps the immediate benefits that come with smoking cessation will. Continue reading

Controlling a Troublesome Bladder

Loss of bladder control is so common that studies have suggested that as many as four in 10 people get one case of urinary incontinence a year — and 14% get it every day. Up to 20 million Americans suffer from incontinence; roughly 75% are women. Control over your bladder can slip just like vision starts to fade or your movement starts to slow. This story addresses this common issue and offers some natural remedies. Continue reading

Scientists Discover that Natural Therapies can successfully Help COPD

At the national meeting of the American Thoracic Society (ATS), currently underway in Denver, much of the research presented has dealt so far with COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

COPD is a serious and progressive disease that makes it difficult to breathe. The miserable symptoms it causes include coughing that produces large amounts of mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness.

Caused by smoking and long-term exposure to irritants and pollution, COPD is a major cause of disability and the 4th leading cause of death in the U.S. The disease can prevent sufferers from even doing basic tasks like walking and cooking. And according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute,  Continue reading

Allergy Season Welcomes Pollen Catching Machine

For allergy sufferers, April fool’s Day means something better than a good laugh. It means the start of the daily Gottlieb Allergy Count, a helpful predictor of how they should manage their symptoms.

On Friday, April 1, at 5 a.m., Dr. Joseph Leija, an allergist at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, will climb the stairs to the rooftop of the Gottlieb Professional Building in Melrose Park where he maintains a special pollen-catching machine. As he has for the past decade, Dr. Leija will carry samples down to his office, which he will examine under a microscope and formulate the official allergy count for the Midwest. He will do this every business day for the next six months through October, the end of the pollen-reporting season.

“It has been a very wet winter so there will be many  Continue reading