prevent Lyme disease

How to prevent Lyme disease during the tick threat of 2017

Scientists who study ticks saw this year coming. Two years ago, I was walking through the forest with biologist Richard Ostfeld as he hunted for ticks when he warned me that 2017 was going to be really bad. That’s because…

Trump Government says diabetics

Trump Government says diabetics don’t deserve health insurance

Donald Trump’s budget director specifically called out people suffering from diabetes as a group of Americans, who do not deserve the protection of health insurance. Trump Government says diabetics Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), weighed…

CHOKING

How to Help, if someone is choking?

Choking happens when someone’s airway suddenly gets blocked, either fully or partly, so they can’t breathe. If the person is conscious but not able to breathe or talk, remove any obvious obstruction from the mouth. Mild choking: Action Plan: encourage them to cough…

choking child

How to help a choking child?

CHOKING CHILD: Children, particularly those aged from one to five, often put objects in their mouth. This is a normal part of how they explore the world. Some small objects, such as marbles, beads and button batteries, are just the…

HEALTH PYRAMID

HEALTHY EATING PYRAMID

The Healthy Eating Pyramid as a guide for creating healthy, balanced meals. Generations of Americans are accustomed to the food pyramid design. Consumers can think of the Healthy Eating Pyramid as a grocery list: Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, healthy oils,…