Washington measles outbreak draws crowd to hearing on vaccine law

People hold signs at a rally in opposition to a proposed bill that would remove parents’ ability to claim a philosophical exemption to opt their school-age children out of the MMR vaccine. Ted S. Warren/AP Photo) (Ted S. Warren/AP) OLYMPIA, Washington– Anti-vaccine activists packed a public hearing Friday to oppose a bill that would make […]

Sleep peacefully without drugs

Right now, 25 percent of all Americans are regularly taking sleeping pills, with $18 million being spent on prescription drugs and an additional over $600 million spent on over-the-counter pills. Not only do these figures emphasize the seriousness of the insomnia problem but how drug-oriented our society has become. Is it that millions care so […]

Bursitis: When unbearable inflammation strikes

Bursa is a sac that is filled with fluid found between the tissues of the muscles, bones, skin, and tendons. The role of the bursa is to provide lubrication to help reduce rubbing, friction, and irritation between these areas. Bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa. This inflammation can be caused by impact to the […]

What do YOU carry when you walk your dog?

The favorite part of my day is dog walking time. Every morning and every evening, I head off on a dog walk, usually 30-45 minutes in length. When we’re on a day trip or overnight getaway with the dogs, a walk is a big part of the fun as well. Sometimes my walks call for […]

Duncan Selbie’s Friday message – 8 February 2019

Dear everyone The flu season is well underway and is mainly the H1N1pdm09 strain circulating at the moment which is covered by this season’s vaccine. While coverage in the over 65s is slightly down, uptake rates for children have increased and by adding an extra school year an additional 350,000 children have been vaccinated. Not […]