Category Archives: General Health

How to Evaluate and Improve your Posture

A friend of ours recently mentioned that she’d been losing the feeling in her fingers over several months… to the point where she got relief only when working from bed. After being diagnosed with pinched nerves and not seeing improvement from medication, she finally underwent surgery. As I understand it (oversimplified I’m sure), her voice box was removed, Continue reading How to Evaluate and Improve your Posture

How I Learned to Read Faster and Remember More

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one."
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

"It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it."
― Oscar Wilde

speed reading eyes

After barely trying – and narrowly making it through high school — I suddenly became obsessed with learning as an adult. This means that I’m constantly bookmarking ever more websites, saving more magazine and newspaper articles and buying more books, with very little time to read everything! Continue reading How I Learned to Read Faster and Remember More

Tetanus Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

tetanus and rusty nailsTetanus (commonly known as lockjaw) is a very serious and potentially deadly disease, most commonly caused by dirty or severe wounds. The good news is that tetanus is highly preventable by staying up-to-date with immunizations. The bad news is, if someone begins showing symptoms of tetanus, antibiotics are of no help and the resulting pain and tissue damage can be horrendous and lasts for months… or even death.

Unfortunately, most of us never think about tetanus if we cut ourselves on something rusty. Continue reading Tetanus Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

How to Buy Shoes That Fit

mens shoesIf you’ve ever taken home a new pair of shoes, worn them just a couple times and then thrown them in the closet forever because they don’t fit right — you’re not alone. In fact, a master fitter at Allen Edmunds shoe stores says that 95% of us don’t know our proper shoe size.

Unfortunately, trying on shoes seems awfully subjective (a lot like getting a new eyeglass prescription: “Which is better, A or B? OK… B or C?”). Continue reading How to Buy Shoes That Fit