RMH Blog

Measles by the Numbers 

  • Vile with MMR label

When a deadly disease shows up, a lot of people get frightened. They wonder, “Will I get it? If I get it, will I die? Will my kids or parents get it? Will they die?”   Pre-Vaccine Numbers  Before the invention of the measles vaccine in 1964, people used to feel […]

 Frequent Movement Helps Manage BP and Blood Sugar 

  • Couple walking

Timing seems to be everything these days, in fitness and in nutrition. When you move and when you eat can make a big difference in impact on your overall health. This applies to extended periods of sitting as well.  The American College of Sports Medicine recently published research on how […]

Osteoporosis: Do You Have “Old Bones”? 

  • Woman holding her back while sitting

There used to be a saying about people having “old bones” as they aged. It turns out that, for millions of people, there really such a thing as “old bones”.   Our bones may have the look of being solid through and through, but this isn’t really the case. As […]

Sleepless Nights with Obstructive Sleep Apnea 

If you have trouble staying awake during the day, or if family members complain about how loudly you snore, you may have a sleep disorder known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).   People with OSA have an obstruction or blockage in the throat that periodically blocks their airways while they […]

Viruses vs. Bacteria: What’s the Difference?  

What do rabies, the Spanish flu, polio, Ebola, measles and smallpox all have in common? They are all caused by viruses.   What do Bubonic Plague, leprosy, tetanus, botulism and syphilis all have in common? They are all caused by bacteria.   What is a virus? What is a bacterium?   […]

Hearing aids have come a long way

Hearing aids have come a long way in the last few years. Here are a few of the differences:   Hearing aids continue to shrink in size and comfort is improving.   Some hearing aids have built-in blue tooth capabilities. These can connect directly to phones and streaming services.   Some hearing […]

Cranberries: Health Benefits Year Round 

  • Cranberry Juice and cranberries in a wooden spoon

Cranberries are the tart, red, marbles of the food world. They are also nutritional and antioxidant powerhouses with many health benefits. While most of us eat them in November and December as part of our holiday celebrations, they make a healthy side dish or cocktail all year long.  Urinary Tract Infection […]

Cortisone Shots: Pain Relief vs. Side Effects 

  • Woman talking to a doctor in an exam room

Shots of cortisone, a powerful anti-inflammatory drug, bring many people tremendous relief from pain associated with gout, bursitis, arthritis, tendinitis and other joint issues. Unfortunately, cortisone can have serious side effects if too much is given within too short a time frame. It can cause damage to the cartilage, nerves, bones and tendons, as […]