Falling Leaves and Falling Asleep–Part 1

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 by
The change of season can mean many things to many people. For some, the crisp autumn air brings to mind vivid foliage, apple picking, and a welcome respite from the incessant activity of summer. For others it means an end to long sunny days, the dwindling of fresh local produce, and a prelude to the bleak specter of winter. No...
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Sinus Issues: Problems and Prevention

Thursday, 26 July 2012 by
Like so many parts of our body, our sinuses usually go unnoticed by us until a problem develops. Fortunately, for many of us, that’s not too often. That in itself is amazing, considering how complex and multi-functional our sinuses are. When I was a kid, I imagined that the pathway from my nostrils to my windpipe was one straightforward tube,...
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Falling Asleep on Summer Nights

Monday, 23 July 2012 by
In the middle of July, when the mercury hits the high nineties and even our sun-loving cat looks for a shady place to sleep, it's hard to believe it was ever cold here. It's hard to believe that there was ever snow on our front lawn. But the hallmark of life in New England is four full seasons, and we...
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While You Were Sleeping–They Weren't

Tuesday, 10 July 2012 by
As the sun sinks low on the horizon and the commotion of a busy day finally winds down, we get ready for the next phase of our daily activity–sleep. Humans aren’t alone in this nighttime ritual, many other members of the animal kingdom follow this diurnal pattern of daytime activity and nighttime sleep. Many do, but not all.One exception to...
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