Nurse Notes

  “For we are God’s Masterpiece. He created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good thing he planned for us long ago.”                                                         Ephesians 2:10


According to the CDC, the number of people who acknowledged driving after taking Marijuana has spiked 49 percent in the past four years and you are 25 percent more likely to be involved in an accident where Marijuana has been used. States that have legalized the drug have had a 10- 15 percent rise in overall traffic accidents.

No matter what type drug you are taking for High Blood Pressure, if you are only taking it once a day, check with your Doctor to see if he approves you taking it at bedtime. A recent study has shown that those who took it at night cut their overall heart risk almost in half.

Home Spa (easy  to do)

Tie a bunch of fresh Eucalyptus to your shower head and let the smell turn it into an invigorating shower and a nice way to start the day. This plant is known for helping to open nasal passages and relieving nasal congestion.

Natural way to treat Sore Throats: Add one teaspoon of finely ground sea salt to one 8 ounce glass of warm water and stir until dissolved. Gargle the solution in the back of the throat but do not swallow. This home remedy has been shown to kill some types of bacteria, fight infection and reduce inflammation… Caution.. If your sore throat does not improve in one to two days, you have other symptoms especially a fever, see your Doctor for additional advice and treatment.

Himalayan Salt Lamps

Breathing clean air is important for good health and these lamps may help in that effort. They emit a soothing glow as the light bulb with in it  warms a block of the pink sea salt. It is thought that this process releases negative ions, which reduce the amount of electromagnetic radiation in the home caused by cell phone, computers TV’s and more. It purifies the indoor air as it attracts water vapors, trapping any air born allergens, bacteria or mold  present. These lamps can be purchased at retail stores and online.

Use caution while shopping at the Dollar Store

Three chain dollar stores have settled a recent law suit in the state of NY for selling obsolete or expired food goods. Always check the dates before purchasing items. Also the FDA has issued a warning about buying any OTC medications at these stores. Some of them are imported from countries with different drug standards then the US. So think generics at the Walmart instead.

Exercise Safety

While we hear day after day of the importance of exercise, it is important to remain alert for signs that you may be exercising too hard or too much. If you experience ANY of the following, stop immediately and if symptoms persist  for more then five minutes after stopping speak to your Doctor.

Lightheaded or dizzy, Palpitations, Shortness of Breath( unable to carry on a conversation), Jaw pain, Arm tingling or numbness, Tight feeling in the lungs (Bronchospasm), 

Did you Know?

Laughter increases antibody production in your body by 20 percent helping to destroy viruses and possibly some types of tumor cells?

Chewing gum daily can increase your memory by 30 percent?

People who read books live an average of two years longer then those who don’t read.