<![CDATA[Professional Opinion Health & Fitness Column | IslandPacket.com &]]> http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/ en-us Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:45:32 EST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:45:32 EST Professional Opinion 60 info@islandpacket.com Professional Opinion: Could hormones, busy lifestyle be to blame for fatigue? http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article76043917.html#storylink=rss Thyroid hormone could be behind chronic fatigue, lack of energy

Also, stresses of a busy lifestyle should be addressed

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Fri, 06 May 2016 11:13:52 EDT

Professional Opinion: Why are allergies worse this year? http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article74661957.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:09:54 EDT

Professional Opinion: Colonoscopies aren’t just for men http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article73279632.html#storylink=rss Colon cancer is a significant health problem for both men and women

Aside from skin cancer, in women only breast cancer and lung cancer are more frequently diagnosed

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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 06:16:57 EDT

Professional opinion: Sleep clock can be difficult to set http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article72018957.html#storylink=rss External and internal systems control our sleep/wake cycles

Delayed start times can mean students perform better in classroom

As we age, our internal sleep clock shifts forward

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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:22:59 EDT

Professional Opinion: 5 foods (or ingredients) we should almost always avoid http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article70851732.html#storylink=rss Holly Mlodzinski, a registered dietitian, talks about healthy eating

Careless choices can add tons of calories and unwanted sugar to diet

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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:35:00 EDT

Professional Opinion: To juice or not to juice? http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article69510842.html#storylink=rss Many think juicing is better, even healthier, than eating whole fruit

But juicing may not be your best choice

Kelly Simon, a clinical dietitian with Hilton Head Hospital, discusses the ever-popular health craze

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Fri, 01 Apr 2016 17:44:06 EDT

Professional Opinion: Taking a break from healthy eating — when is the occasional “slip-up” one too many http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article68218087.html#storylink=rss Lydia Wickenhoefer, a clinical dietitian with Beaufort Memorial Hospital, discusses healthy eating and “slip-ups”

Good rule of thumb to remember — the 80/20 rule

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Fri, 25 Mar 2016 09:19:39 EDT

Professional Opinion: Why you shouldn’t ignore that chronic cough http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article66844547.html#storylink=rss Gastroenterologist Dr. Howard Freilich discusses the connection between coughing and acid reflux

A chronic cough may be a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux

Condition occurs when acid in the stomach pushes upward into the esophagus

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:03:23 EDT

Professional opinion: The pros and cons of having wisdom teeth removed http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article65419312.html#storylink=rss Older patients can face increased risks and complications

Removal can help prevent gum disease and decay

Depending on the patient, removal can be a wise move

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Fri, 11 Mar 2016 10:43:06 EST http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article65419312.html
Professional Opinion: How to live to 100 with a sound mind and body http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article64027312.html#storylink=rss You can calculate your biological age and life expectancy at ‘Blue Zones’

Number one controllable lifestyle factor — proper eating

Increase your “activity of living”

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Fri, 04 Mar 2016 13:09:24 EST

Professional Opinion: How is ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’ connected to heart health http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article62692627.html#storylink=rss Symptoms and test results of broken heart similar to those of heart attack

Condition was first described in Japan in 1990

Nobody quite knows what causes it — stress thought to play a role

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 15:00:20 EST

Professional Opinion: How can I avoid getting food poisoning from fast food or eating on the go? http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article61306362.html#storylink=rss Food-borne illness, or food poisoning, occurs when you consume contaminated food or beverages with a variety of germs

1 in 6 Americans are affected a year by 1 or more of 250 different foodborne diseases

There are four key steps to follow to keep you and your family safe from food-borne illnesses: clean, separate, cook and chill.

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Fri, 19 Feb 2016 13:13:56 EST

Professional Opinion: Do copper-infused sports braces really work? http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article60028941.html#storylink=rss Dr. Shane K. Woolf with MUSC discusses sports braces, cuffs and other products that contain copper

Many of the claims of copper containing devices unsubstantiated

Several published studies have looked specifically at the pain relieving potential of copper

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Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:01:29 EST

Professional Opinion: Does drinking alcohol reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics? http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article59514873.html#storylink=rss Sothea Saing, of Coastal Carolina Medical Associates, discusses the effects of alcohol on antibiotics

Consuming alcohol and certain antibiotics can increase chances of adverse effects, such as vomiting and drowsiness

Alcohol and many antibiotics are metabolized in the liver

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:37:49 EST

Professional Opinion: How to recognize the symptoms of concussion http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article57764953.html#storylink=rss Will Smith movie brings problem to the forefront

Effective treatment requires a 'team approach'

Injuries from repeated concussions can accumulate over time

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:15:00 EST By MINDY LUCAS
Professional Opinion: Why can't I remember my dreams? http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article56067585.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:52:00 EST By Mindy Lucas

Professional Opinion: Help -- it's cold outside, and I want to eat everything in sight http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article54081170.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 08:34:00 EST By Mindy Lucas

Professional Opinion: NPs, PAs -- Who are they? What do they do? http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article52985110.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2016 16:43:00 EST By MINDY LUCAS

Professional Opinion: Can you keep your brain in shape? http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/professional-opinion-column/article51927675.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 28 Dec 2015 16:13:00 EST By MINDY LUCAS

Professional Opinion: Got the wintertime blues? What causes it and could it be something more? http://www.islandpacket.com/entertainment/holidays/article51043820.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 22 Dec 2015 08:50:00 EST By MINDY LUCAS