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Gonzales Weekly Citizen - Gonzales, LA
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Updated Jul 24, 2015 at 10:38 AM

Whether you’re wheezing, snorting or snuffling while sawing logs, your snoring is not only upsetting to your family, it could be a sign of ill health. And it’s probably getting worse with age. There are reasons why a person’s snoring becomes more disruptive as the birthdays roll by, said Dr. Ilene Rosen, a member of the board of directors for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine who is board certified in sleep, internal and pulmonary medicine.Cause for concern?

Updated Jul 21, 2015 at 9:57 AM

On a time crunch? Maybe you overslept and missed the gym. Or you simply want to catch up on your favorite talk show.No need to skip your fitness altogether. Keep it simple and make the best of what time you have.

Updated Jul 21, 2015 at 8:40 AM

When the weather turns hot and humid, there are certain precautions that you should take to avoid exercise-related heat illness, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke (which is often fatal).

Updated Jul 20, 2015 at 11:27 AM

So you‘re traveling for two this summer, even if your traveling companion doesn’t yet qualify for a reduced-fare children’s ticket.

Updated Jul 16, 2015 at 2:46 PM

Breastfeeding is on the rise in the U.S. And it isn’t surprising: After all, studies show that there are significant nutritional benefits to breastfeeding your children, from lowering a baby’s chance of getting an ear...

Updated Jul 14, 2015 at 9:13 AM

During the past month, two landmark studies have been published regarding the beneficial effects of exercise on important health factors, including obesity and longevity.

Updated Jul 14, 2015 at 8:41 AM

We are in the heart of the summer, and the mercury is high.The less clothing covering us, the more bearable the heat. And of course this means more skin showing.

Updated Jul 6, 2015 at 2:36 PM

Summer vacation season is in full swing, and you’re excited about spending a few days in an exotic, far-off locale.Are there any health precautions you can take that would help make your vacation memorable for all the right reasons?

Updated Jul 5, 2015 at 9:34 PM

I wonder why people call them “blended families.” Blended suggests some level of instant integration, but it is really a very gradual process over months and possibly years. Perhaps a better term for these families would be “neo-families” or...

Posted Jun 19, 2015 at 1:01 AM

TIP OF THE WEEK

Updated Jun 9, 2015 at 10:39 AM

As a fair-skinned person, I’ve become pretty diligent with my sunscreen use. I’ve had enough awful sunburns in my lifetime that I’m not ashamed to take some extra precautions these days.

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