Browsing Month June, 2011

Sticks and Stones Can Break My Bones But Words Will Never Hurt Me

By wisequack at June 30, 2011 | 2:02 am | 0 Comment

Sticks and Stones Can Break My Bones But Words Will Never Hurt Me

Although it is true that physical trauma is detrimental to our skeleton, did you know that the right words can actually heal those broken bones caused by the sticks and stones?  According to research out of Harvard Medical School, using the power of suggestion or hypnotherapy can help people with fractured bones.  In this study published a few years ago, the scientists more...

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Pets Can Be Better Than Pills

By wisequack at June 30, 2011 | 2:01 am | 0 Comment

Pets Can Be Better Than Pills

Did you know that in some instances, having a pet can actually be better for you than a drug your doctor prescribes?  In fact, some researchers claim that having a good shih-tzu  (be careful how you say that) may be more beneficial than Prozac in reducing the symptoms of stress in some individuals.  According to a study in the Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine, having more...

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Eating Chocolate May Stop Your Diarrhea

By wisequack at June 22, 2011 | 11:33 pm | 0 Comment

Eating Chocolate May Stop Your Diarrhea

A lot of people have stayed awake at night wondering whether they should or shouldn’t have an Oh Henry bar when they have the trots but I’m glad to say, it’s OK to indulge.  In fact, according to research out of Oakland Children’s Hospital, having a piece of dark chocolate may actually help treat your loose bowels. That’s because, cocoa contains high more...

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How Do I Treat An Anal Itch?

By wisequack at June 19, 2011 | 4:24 pm | 0 Comment

How Do I Treat An Anal Itch?

Prior to launching a herd of Boy Scouts out onto the world famous Bowron Lake canoe circuit, we were briefed by the park ranger on a couple of the finer points of the circuit. “First,” barked the ranger, “ have your bear stick ready at all times and be prepared to use it properly.” “How exactly do we do that?” I inquired, purely for the benefit of the more...

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Petrified

By wisequack at June 18, 2011 | 1:53 pm | 0 Comment

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Antibugotics

By wisequack at June 18, 2011 | 1:38 pm | 0 Comment

Antibugotics

Two staphlococci had a “budding” romance While brewing in a Petri dish. Out of a patient’s boil they’d been removed by lance, And their discussion went something like thish: “I find you so very infectious,” Said one bacteria to the other. He replied, “Well I hate to hex us But I think we have the same mother.” “But I find you so more...

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Alcohol Makes You Weak in the Knees

By wisequack at June 11, 2011 | 2:39 pm | 0 Comment

Alcohol Makes You Weak in the Knees

Of course, this could be a MYTH depending on how much booze you drink, but having alcohol in moderation may actually make you stronger not only in the knees but in the rest of your bones as well.  According to research out of Boston, older men and postmenopausal women who consume 1- 2 glasses of wine or beer per day apparently have stronger bone density than either more...

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Golf

By wisequack at June 11, 2011 | 2:37 pm | 0 Comment

Top 10 Health Benefits of Golf

1) REDUCES STRESS Playing a round of golf has been proven to release powerful natural, mood enhancing drugs from our brains called endorphins. However, if you’re married and you get caught playing around like Tiger Woods, naturally you won’t feel good about the mood your partner is in (and you may end up with a club to the head). 2) TEACHES more...

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Dangerous Snoring

By wisequack at June 6, 2011 | 9:07 pm | 0 Comment

Dangerous Snoring

Is snoring dangerous? It is if: 1.You are among the 30% of very loud snorers who develop OSA 2. While camping, you sleep in the same tent as Jack's nastier brother, Ralph Kevorkian. 3.Your snore imitates the mating call of a moose and you set camp in Bull Moose Hollow. OSA refers to: 1. Overzealous Sinus Action 2. Occasional Snoring Accident 3. Overt Seismology more...

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Dizziness

By wisequack at June 6, 2011 | 9:06 pm | 0 Comment

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