Category Archives: Health & Wellness

When Tears Cheer

GAYATRI PAGDI  Some years ago, while working for a newspaper, I did a piece on the role of tears in people’s lives. I interviewed several people on whether they ever cried. “Don’t mention my name, and I’ll tell you if I cry,” a hunk had told me with an embarrassed smile. “I cry when I’m […]

Ah, That Allergy… Again

R J OENBRINK There are three different, or main, classes of ‘bad’ reaction that are often called ‘allergic reactions.’ There are also misconceptions — which lead to confusion — so, it’s important to clarify a handful of things as to what’s what as it is. These can range from mild discomfort to life-threatening and lethal […]

Stress To Destress

RYAN HARRISON No one is immune to stress. It’s a universal human experience. You’ve undoubtedly heard that some stress can be ‘helpful,’ especially if it motivates you to make changes that improve your lifestyle and health. This is called ‘eustress’ [the Greek prefix, eu, meaning ‘good’]. Some people even work best when they’re under this kind of […]