Friday News Feed: March 15, 2013
Stay up-to-date on the latest health headlines and how they could affect you and your family.
Get on Your Feet
Podiatrist Dr. Rondrick Williamson joins The Doctors to answer long-standing foot questions.
Pink Eye Myths
Lemon juice? Urine? The Internet is riddled with home remedies for pink eye, but do they work? And more importantly, are they safe? Optometrist Dr. Ryan Stybel joins The Doctors to dispel myths about at-home cures for pink eye.
It’s possible to infect others with stress! A 2011 University of Hawaii study found that stress is as contagious as the common cold. People are prone to catch others’ anxieties and emotions, making stress easily spreadable. To stop stress, be aware of stressful people and environments and how they affect you. Plus, E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork tests the Shakti Mat: A plastic bed of acupressure points meant to help release tension and induce a state of deep relaxation. Watch the clip.
Prevention Tips to Live By
Illness can occur when you least expect it. Remember the following three prevention tips to help avoid debilitating sicknesses:
• Manage your stress, as it can weaken your immune system.
• Wash your hands often.
• Boost your immune system with sleep, physical activity and a healthy diet.
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