butlercountytimesgazette.com http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20121206/SPORTS/121209486/1016/LIFESTYLE butlercountytimesgazette.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:25:04 +0000 Health Watch: Learn more about shingles http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419639/1016/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419639/1016/LIFESTYLE Larry Bowa may be known for his baseball prowess and fiery personality, but in June 2013, the two-time Golden Glove-winner was stopped in his tracks by a case of shingles, which he says caused him some of the worst pain of his life. Bowa said the pain he felt was so intense he could barely walk, originally leading him to think he had injured his back. But his MRI came back negative, and he received instead an unexpected diagnosis of shingles.
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Flexible Fitness: You can improve your balance http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419416/1016/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:07:29 +0000 By Kate Gebski and Rhonda Salvo More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419416/1016/LIFESTYLE Just about everything you do in your daily life, whether for work or [...]]]> Keeping Fit: Improve your golf game with this exercise regimen http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419515/1016/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:29:35 +0000 By Wayne L. Westcott More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419515/1016/LIFESTYLE A well-designed strength training program could increase golfers' muscle strength and decrease their risk of [...]]]> Dr. Jeff Hersh: E-cigs already being misused http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419519/1016/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:19:56 +0000 By Dr. Jeff Hersh More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419519/1016/LIFESTYLE A: Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) were created as a tool to deliver nicotine to smokers to help them quit smoking; this is a similar approach to nicotine patches and nicotine gums. E-cigs do this in a way that mimics smoking in that they are designed to look and be "smoked" similar to a cigarette; they have a battery that heats up an "e-liquid" that contains nicotine [...]]]> Dr. Murray Feingold: Physician burnout — all too common http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419524/1016/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:13:28 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419524/1016/LIFESTYLE A Medscape study completed a year ago came up with some interesting and disturbing findings on this subject. In this study, overall, there was a burnout rate of 40 percent. Burnout was defined as a loss of enthusiasm for work, feelings of cynicism and a low sense of [...]]]> Health Watch: Not all calories are created equally http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419987/1016/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419987/1016/LIFESTYLE Do you meticulously count calories to stay fit? We hate to break it to you, but a 150-calorie brownie is not the same as 150 calories worth of broccoli. But what about that age-old weight loss saying, "Calories in vs. calories out?" Well, it's true that a calorie is a calorie regardless of its source, but not all calories have the same effect on your body, and that's the real key!
Here's what you should be eating to get the most bang for your calorie's buck:
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Spine & Sports: Do you really need that X-ray? http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140409228/1016/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:34:48 +0000 By Scott Gillman More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140409228/1016/LIFESTYLE Understandably, people want to know what is causing their neck or back problem, but unless there is viable suspicion of a dislocation or broken bone, an S-ray serves no purpose in diagnosing neck or back [...]]]> Senior Q&A: Moving closer to home http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140409229/1016/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:23:40 +0000 By Debbie Gitner and Linda Sullivan More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140409229/1016/LIFESTYLE A: That is a good question. There is no [...]]]> Dr. Jeff Hersh: Sciatica: one big pain in the back http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140409231/1016/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:11:33 +0000 By Dr. Jeff Hersh More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140409231/1016/LIFESTYLE A: The left and right sciatic nerves, the largest nerves in the body, emerge from the spine in the lower back and then travel to the left and right leg. They carry the signals that control some of the muscles of the calf, foot and the back of the knee. They also carry the sensation signals for the back of the thigh and calf as well as the sole of the foot. [...]]]> Dr. Murray Feingold: All about redheads http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140409234/1016/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:35:12 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140409/NEWS/140409234/1016/LIFESTYLE These genes are more common in individuals with Scottish and Irish backgrounds.
It is well known that redheads are at a higher risk of developing melanomas and other types of skin cancers, but there are other [...]]]>
Healthy Habits: Spring forward, everyone http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409343/1016/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:57:00 +0000 By Betsy Cross More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409343/1016/LIFESTYLE So that we don't get overwhelmed, it might be helpful to put all of our ambitions into one of three categories: Our Health, Our Surroundings and Our Relationships. In the spirit of inspiration and motivation, here are some ideas to consider:
Our Health
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Dr. Jeff Hersh: FVL upsets coagulation http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409519/1016/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:11:48 +0000 By Dr. Jeff Hersh More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409519/1016/LIFESTYLE A: Many of the systems in the human body maintain proper balance by having mechanisms that "turn on" certain pathways while at the same time having other mechanisms that "turn off" the same (or competing) pathways. This is true of [...]]]> Health Watch: Try 'functional fitness'  http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409932/1016/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Fri, 04 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409932/1016/LIFESTYLE A lot of people walk into the gym with certain body parts on their minds — they want to target the triceps, focus on the inner thighs or work their biceps to exhaustion. Isolating muscles definitely has its purpose and place, but in today's world, it's all about "functional fitness." Haven't heard of the latest gym buzzword?
The goal of functional fitness is to train movements, not just muscles. Sometimes called movement-based exercise, functional exercises work multiple [...]]]>
Dr. Murray Feingold: Hearing now tested at age 2 months http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409820/1016/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:12:29 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409820/1016/LIFESTYLE The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention introduced a program to identify hearing loss at an early age. More than 30 states now have newborn screening examinations to detect hearing loss.
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Changing Lanes: Motherhood terror: Head lice! http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409825/1016/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:01:35 +0000 By Katherine Bennett More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409825/1016/LIFESTYLE For this reason, I am going to apologize in advance for talking about [...]]]> Ask Dr. Norm: Dogs are dandy, but what about dander? http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409826/1016/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:50:40 +0000 By Norm Stillman, DVM More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409826/1016/LIFESTYLE Dear Leah,
Thanks for the question. Keep in mind that I'm not a physician, so I can only speak on this subject from a veterinarian's point of view. That being said, your friend is correct that there are certain breeds of pets that we usually consider hypoallergenic. This mostly pertains to dogs.
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Over the Counter: A urinary tract infection can be prevented http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339958/1016/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:32:41 +0000 By Steve Bernardi and Dr. Gary Kracoff More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339958/1016/LIFESTYLE For those who are prone to urinary infections, there are many natural ways to promote urinary health and help prevent infection.
Cranberry juice concentrate — the very bitter form of pure cranberry juice — and cranberry extract in capsule form, are excellent [...]]]>
HealthStyle: How to overcome self-defeating behavior http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339993/1016/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Mon, 31 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By David Gannon More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339993/1016/LIFESTYLE So what if the main obstacle to your success is you? Self-defeating behavior is defined as a repetitive pattern of behavior and beliefs that prevents you from meeting your goals and often [...]]]> Physician Focus: HIV/AIDS, then and now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140328/NEWS/140329275/1016/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:27:01 +0000 By Dr. Thomas Treadwell More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140328/NEWS/140329275/1016/LIFESTYLE It was the first official account of what was later to be identified as HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, the virus that leads to AIDS. The deaths were the first of [...]]]> Health Watch: Get on the ball for health http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140328/NEWS/140329709/1016/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140328/NEWS/140329709/1016/LIFESTYLE The medicine ball is a master of versatility. What else can you toss, bounce, lift and throw in the pool? (Yes, they float!) In the past, medicine balls were used exclusively by athletes and strength coaches, but now, you'll see them in almost every health club, workout class and sporting goods shelf. If you're new to the medicine ball or need a refresher, here's a breakdown of the ins and outs of this awesome gear:
Function. Medicine ball workouts increase your muscular [...]]]>