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home : lifestyle : health   January 25, 2015

10 winter health myths to debunk and avoid
Does vitamin C such as from these oranges or from supplements prevent colds? No, it doesn’t, experts say. But vitamin C has health benefits that can reduce the effects of viruses. Sinead Jones and Sarah Burgh, both of Spring Valley, said vitamin C is a benefit. “It doesn’t prevent colds but it helps you,” Jones said. Burgh added: “It helps your immune system.” Read on to learn about other common winter health myths.NewsTribune photo/Scott Anderson
Does vitamin C such as from these oranges or from supplements prevent colds? No, it doesn’t, experts say. But vitamin C has health benefits that can reduce the effects of viruses. Sinead Jones and Sarah Burgh, both of Spring Valley, said vitamin C is a benefit. “It doesn’t prevent colds but it helps you,” Jones said. Burgh added: “It helps your immune system.” Read on to learn about other common winter health myths.
NewsTribune photo/Scott Anderson
Your health in winter relies on several factors, not the least of which is knowledge. Bad information can impact your health.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Your skin's out to dry
The Illinois Valley is in the dead of winter now, and that means heaters are running full-time, drying the air we live in. Chapped hands are a common wintertime problem. Many of us turn to hand lotion for relief, but is it all it’s cracked up to be?
Thursday, January 15, 2015

Teen battles chronic pain
Imagine the pain of trying to walk with a broken foot that wouldn’t heal. Except nothing is wrong with your foot — nothing doctors definitively can point to, anyway. And other people, your parents included, have a hard time believing your pain is real. That’s been 14-year-old Danielle Stratton’s experience for the past four years with a chronic condition that produces off-the-chart pain. She was diagnosed with the disease only in the past year.
Thursday, January 8, 2015

Flip flops: Foot friend or foe

Simple in design and inexpensive in price, flip-flops may seem like the perfect footwear as the temperature rises, but experts warn against them. The American Podiatric Medical Association warns that the lightweight sandals can increase the likelihood of experiencing tendinitis, stress fractures and other injuries. “The biggest thing is it doesn’t offer the foot a lot of support,” said Dr. Larry Ketner, a Peru podiatrist.


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