CPR 101

Be ready to respond when someone is in need.

Heaven forbid you ever find yourself in a position where you need to give someone cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly referred to as CPR. However, if the situation calls for action, it’s important to be able to help an unresponsive person when their life is on the line. For those interested…

Stone Fruit Recall

Wawona Packing Company, based in California, has issued a voluntary recall on stone fruits including peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots. The recall is due to possible listeria contamination and includes fruits sold at major grocery outlets including Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Costco, Sam’s…

Sleep benefits memory

Sleep to promote memory storage.

Staying up until dawn to cram in some last-minute studying? Pulling an all-nighter before a big exam? Working late to get your pharmacy technician certificate? Congratulations, that type of dedication to your studies will assuredly help you achieve success, but don’t skip out on a good night’s…

Invisible Scars : National PTSD Awareness Month Shines Spotlight on Devastating Psychological Disorder

PTSD and Veterans

Every Monday evening in Nampa, Idaho, a group of twenty veterans gather to share stories and support. The men range in age from grizzled Vietnam warriors to young soldiers who have just returned from Afghanistan. On the night they invited me to visit, their leader and Warrior Pointe founder,…

Water safety for children and dogs

Keep your kids and pets safe this summer with these water safety tips.

Summer is a great time to hang out by the pool or on the beach and enjoy the hot weather. But for as good as it feels to cool off, it’s important to remember basic water safety. This is particularly true for children and pets, who may not be strong swimmers. Drowning is the second leading…

Bananas could be the new superfood

The new superfood

In the hopes of helping to solve the rampant vitamin A deficiency in East Africa, professor James Dale of the Queensland University of Technology is working to make bananas more rich in nutrients, essentially creating a superfood. Though Dale has been working on the project for some time, his…

What health care professionals need to know about marathons

An increasing number of people in the United States are hoping to complete a marathon. Since 1990, the number of marathon finishers per year has more than doubled, and the number of marathons with over a thousand finishers has nearly quadrupled.1 Marathons attract a large community of runners…