Tag Archives: Need

What you need to know: the mysterious coronavirus which led to worries of another SARS-like outbreak

The mysterious coronavirus has left two dead and at least 44 people across Thailand, Japan and China sick with pneumonia-like symptoms, causing some worries about another SARS-like outbreak. Airports in the region are ramping up their screening, using thermal scanners to detect clues of infection in travellers, in particular those travelling from China, where the… Read More »

Barbara Quinn, On Nutrition: Those ranch animals need more calories in the winter, not humans – Monterey Herald

Now that I’m living on a ranch, I’ve realized something. It’s all about nutrition! Yesterday, I walked my horse into the barn to feed him some extra nourishment for these colder days. There to greet us were seven hungry barn cats…anxious for their breakfast as well. Maybe it’s just my perspective but it certainly seems… Read More »

After a year on Medicare, advice for journalists on stories that need to be told

The annual Medicare open enrollment period ends soon.  America’s seniors have faced a blizzard of dismaying news about the program. Here are some excerpts from newsworthy stories that you should be aware of. Excerpt: “The federal government recently redesigned a digital tool that helps seniors navigate complicated Medicare choices, but consumer advocates say it’s malfunctioning… Read More »

Epiploic appendagitis: Everything you need to know

Epiploic appendagitis is a rare inflammatory condition that affects the small fat-filled pouches on the colon or large intestine. People who have epiploic appendagitis may experience severe lower abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. Although epiploic appendagitis can cause significant pain, doctors can easily treat it with conservative pain management and, in some cases, antibiotics. Continue… Read More »