Training for a triathlon

Triathlon prep – bike, run, swim faster with careful preparation, training As many prepare to run, swim and ride in …

Summer foot care

Summer may be a time to feel ‘footloose and fancy-free’ but it’s not the time to forget about your feet. …

Skin cancer

Slather on sunscreen or your skin will suffer More than 1,500 people die every day from cancer. The second leading …

Poison ivy

Watch, then wash or you’ll be scratching, squirming. Can you picture the torture of having an itch you can’t scratch? …

Physical therapy and your heart

Physical therapy might be best pain treatment for patients with heart disease DMU physical therapy professor responds to American Heart’s …

Is it the flu or just a cold?

Is it the flu or just a cold: How to tell, what to do It’s that season when sniffles, fevers, …

Herbal supplements

Herbal treatments could interfere with your prescription meds Because the use of herbal treatments is at an all-time high – …

Exercise: It’ll do your heart good

Coronary heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States and it’s largely preventable. February is …

Diabetic foot care

Take steps to prevent diabetic foot problems In addition to blood sugar and insulin levels, diabetics need to monitor the …

Cuppa joe or no?

Percolator or drip? Decaf or regular? Flavored or plain? Milk or cream? Sugar? There are so many questions coffee drinkers …

Backpack tips

Don’t let a heavy load weigh your child down. Improper backpack fit may lead to backpack, muscle aches, poor posture …

Score! Fun night out for cheap!

  Hockey? In Des Moines?  To that I say: as a matter of fact, yes!?? I’ve been a lifelong hockey …