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Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I read your article online and I must say you are on point.

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

We spend many hours at work and an additional number of hours commuting to and from work. As a result, two or more meals are eaten outside the home. Lunch is often eaten at work and, for many people, this is the largest or most substantial meal of the day and the only 'cooked' meal.

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Walking is one of the best exercises for overall health. It provides the same benefits as running, cycling, swimming or any other vigorous aerobic exercise. Walking can improve heart and lung function and even help you to shed extra pounds.

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Matthew fidgets in his chair. He is anxiously waiting to be called by his family doctor. He enters the examination room. After the usual greetings and sharing of information about his new job at the bank, he launches into the reason for the visit.

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Good day Dr Rainford, I read the article published on May 19 and I would like some more advice on living with herpes. I found out in 2009 that I am living with this disease. My last relationship ended in 2004 when I started seeing signs that something was wrong. I visited a gynaecologist who ordered me to do a blood test.

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica is a nation in pain. A nation psychologically shattered by crime and violence. Far too many have died, lost loved ones, homes, businesses and other sources of livelihood.

Published:Wednesday | June 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Living in Jamaica these days is like being in a hellish nightmare and though we are screaming and screaming we just can't wake up....

Published:Wednesday | June 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Last week another violent insurrection occurred in Jamaica. It involved an assault on the state. There was an incursion by the security forces into the Tivoli Garden community and about 73 people were killed....

Published:Wednesday | June 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dear Dr Rainford, I met a woman who I find very interesting. She revealed that she has had herpes since high school and she is now in her 30s. We've yet to become intimate. This is kind of putting a damper on going forward.

Published:Wednesday | May 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After leaving our mothers' breasts, we continue to consume milk from other animals like cows, goats, sheep, horses, camels and donkeys!

Published:Wednesday | May 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A new analysis of United States health data links children's attention-deficit disorder with exposure to common pesticides used on fruits and vegetables.

Published:Wednesday | May 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The major causes of poor health and disability are preventable diseases that affect your organs such as the heart, lungs and kidney.

Published:Wednesday | May 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Many individuals are convinced of the value of vegetables but have difficulty enjoying them.

Published:Wednesday | May 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Heart failure occurs when there is a breakdown in the heart's function to circulate blood in the body. It is a major cause of hospitalisation and death and although it affects men and women, tends to affect men earlier in life.

Published:Wednesday | May 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Is grilling a healthy way to cook? Yes and no.It doesn't add any additional cooking fat, and a fair amount of the fat from the meat melts and drips away, producing delicious smoky flavours.

Published:Wednesday | May 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Eating together as a family has been a Jamaican tradition for decades. Unfortunately, this healthy practice is dying as a result of changes in family life.

Published:Wednesday | May 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Hello doctor,About two weeks ago, I received the results of my blood test. I am in a relationship with a wonderful man for over a year. We always use a condom but on one occasion the condom burst...

Published:Wednesday | May 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Response to reader, Cycling to build thigh and calf muscles, Dear Dr Gardner, Can bicycle riding build thigh and calf muscles.I have access to a stationary bike with eight levels of resistance. Could you please suggest a routine to build these muscles? Thank you.

Published:Wednesday | May 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dear Ms McDaniel, I saw your article on arthritis on April 14 and found it interesting as I am afflicted with this disease in every joint in my body.

Published:Wednesday | May 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dear Ms Thompson, I read with rapt interest your article, 'Tomato's anti-cancer power' on April 28.

Published:Wednesday | May 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A label must be placed on food offered for trade in Jamaica and it consists of three main areas: A picture/display panel.

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In the largest study of its kind, researchers found that higher levels of vitamin D may be linked to lower colorectal cancer risk.

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dear Dr Gardner,Recently I gained 20 pounds. I am 34 years old, 5 ft 8 in. tall, no children and attending school. I think the weight gained has a lot to do with the hours I sometimes study and eat.

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Men suffer from recurrent 'belly bottom' (pelvic pain) too. This pain in the lower abdomen is often associated with frequent urination and pain in the groin area and private parts. When investigated these men usually do not have infections...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Sandi Taylor is busy as a bee these days, stirring her 10-member committee into a frenzy as they prepare for the Jamaica Cancer Society's Relay for Life, a major fund-raising event....

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