Some bacteria is not just good, it's actually necessary for health
Bifidobacterium, Thermophilus, Lactobacillus, Acidophilus. They are foreign sounding, but are in fact just a few names of the hundreds of species of necessary bacteria that live in our gut, mouth, urinary and vaginal tracts. Maybe more familiar terms are beneficial bacteria, natural flora, probiotics, or friendly bacteria. It seems a contradiction in terms, "friendly bacteria."...
Be prepared for unexpected hospital stay
If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of needing hospital care- being prepared can make your stay much more effective, efficient, and safe. Prepare? You say. Who prepares to go to the hospital? Well, pregnant women prepare for a joyous childbirth occassion or sometimes we may have an elective surgery that ends up requiring an overnight stay...
Preventing nation's top fatal chronic diseases
We are a peculiar people, we Americans. We love to worry and fret and speculate about the mysterious "what-ifs" that bombard us on the TV news and talk radio. The latest being the solar flares or sun spots that are hurling through space right at our lovely blue planet...
New column will discuss health, wellness, our bodies
Expert as defined by Webster: "one especially skilled or learned; having great knowledge or skill; an authority." This I am not. Let me set the record straight from the beginning, I am no expert about anything really. I can sew and bake. I can roller-skate. I do a little gardening. I can fish and swim, but I do not excel exponentially at any one thing...
Carroll County News columnist B.J. Abercrombie of Berryville is a wife, mother and Nana, and an unofficial "health coach." Her column on health and wellness-related issues appears every second and fourth Tuesday of each month on the Opinion page and at CarrollCoNews.com. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.