Health and Fitness

Gluten Free Diets Growing In Popularity
Are you one of the  2.7 million Americans following a gluten-free diet?  About a million of you do but medically don’t have to. I love bread too much to play!
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that from 2009 to 2014, the number of…
Alternative Medicine Offers Relief For Chronic Pain
I have my fair share of lower back pain.  I chalk it up to too much basketball when I was younger and too much sitting on the job but either way I was living on Aleve which helped but raised heck with my stomach.  Looks like the real solution might be going to the dogs...
What You Need To Control To Avoid A Stroke
Just the other day the local paper had an article of “ good bye” from popular writer Scott Sandsberry.   He said he had suffered a stroke and could no longer fulfill the duties of his job as a reporter.  He’s a cool and talented guy and his …
Calorie Counting By The Glass – Labor Day Libations
It's Labor Day weekend so that means cookouts and cocktails! If you are a calorie counter as well as the life of the party you need to the nutritional information on these popular beverages.
The following drinks are listed by calorie content, assuming the alcohol content is approximately equal..…
Time To Get That Flu Shot
The change in weather has Washingtonians preparing for the winter months and for many, that includes getting a flu shot. Dr. John Dunn with Group Health Cooperative says those who decide to be vaccinated shouldn't delay, because it takes a few weeks for it to become effective...
To Lose Weight Pick Thinner Friends
Losing weight may not be so much a matter of what you eat but rather  with whom you take out to dinner!
Want to lose a little extra weight?  Pick skinnier friends!  A new study from Baylor University found that overweight people more likely to shed pounds if they spend time with thinne…
EpiPen Price Hike A Major Shock Itself
Back when we first started talking about Health Care Reform, THIS was the kind of thing most of us were talking  about.  How in the world is it OK for price hikes like those in play for the EpiPen.  The maker of the EpiPen allergy injector has raised its price again to over $500, whic…
SUP Paddle Boarding A Fun Growing Sport In Washington
Lots of people in Yakima are discovering stand up paddle surfing and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) (Hoe he'e nalu in the Hawaiian language) that started in Hawaii. Growth in the sport is huge in Washington and Oregon because all that's needed is some balance and a person can enjoy a day o…

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