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

I can still remember that day when my father's doctor called me.He read out the laboratory results. My worst fears had become real; my father was diagnosed with cancer...

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

We were never promised a fair life. I guess you could say that we all have our burdens to bear. However, there are some burdens that seem particularly unfair such as the fact that so many people...

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Many of us experience difficulty falling asleep. We toss and turn all night, waking up long before morning. This can be grief!

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Eating merely to full your belly these days just isn't in. What you eat actually determines your disease profile and the way you look, feel, and even behave. As can be seen from the ancient cultures...

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Some people have poor posture because of injury, malnutrition, muscular weakness, heredity, ill-fitting clothes and habit.

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Some of us have food-preparation habits which may not be healthy. Some popular habits include:

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica this week observes 'Go Red for Women' with activities to increase women's awareness of heart disease and debunk the myth that it is a 'male disease'.'Go Red for Women' is a global campaign giving women a personal and...

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Okra, a relative of the cotton and hibiscus, is native to Africa but it is believed that it was brought to the Americas as food for slaves.

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Every time I have a discussion on cervical cancer, I think of Jenny. Maybe I remember her because she was a young, black woman, only 33 years old, just a few years older than I was when we met. Maybe I remember her because she was such a likeable person or because I felt so sorry that she had to die that way.

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Recently, colleague health columnist Dahlia McDaniel wrote about her challenges with rheumatoid arthritis. This week, I will share with readers information about another type of arthritis which is truly a bane of life - osteoarthritis.

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It is difficult for some of us to exercise after a day of manual work. Yet, exercise is one of the best ways to overcome the stress and fatigue of a hard day's work. After exercising, we will feel energised to take on other tasks....

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Recently, I had to part company with my housekeeper, who used to assist me with meal preparations. I lead a very busy lifestyle and I am convinced of the benefits of wholesome home-cooked meals.

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

People in my neck of the woods have settled into the weekly routine of buying high-priced water to fill our tanks.

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Osteoarthritis is a painful disease which results from breakdown of cartilage, the strong rubbery material which cushions the ends of the bones.

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The notion is that 'bad foods' are usually recalled from the trade.Consumers are expected to make the right choices when purchasing foods but these choices are usually driven by convenience and cost...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Men who smoke cause disease and death in themselves and those around them.Environmental tobacco smoke, also called second-hand smoke or passive smoking...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

My personal experience, It was one of those lazy Saturday mornings.Windy, everything moving slowly, struggling to get out of bed.

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dear Dr Gardner, Enjoyed your article on the treadmill.However, I would like you to do a little research on swimming and aquatic exercise.

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After having my son Zane, my conversation with mothers changed.

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Fish is usually served during Lent and at Easter.Fresh fish is always a healthy option. It is lower in saturated fat than meat and the oily types of fish such as salmon are high in heart-healthy omega-3 fats.

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The recession is still forcing many companies to take the difficult decision to separate workers from their jobs.

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Is it really a slow metabolism that causes some people to gain weight and others to have a hard time losing weight? Can you really speed up your metabolism? Environmental Nutrition's latest newsletter and Healthy Cooking...

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The number of gastro-enteritis cases has increased by about 30 per cent over last year. Most of these cases are children under five years old...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

This week thousands of children will sit the GSAT examinations. After years of preparation, the day has come. Here are some tips to aid last-minute preparation.

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Widespread measurement of cholesterol levels has provided a major breakthrough in the prevention of coronary heart disease (heart attacks) and strokes.

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