By Glenn Ellis
As summer becomes a faint memory for most of us, winter is just around the corner. This year’s Farmer’s Almanac has a sobering forecast for winter 2019-2020: “Get ready for shivers, snowflakes, and slush! Big chills and strong storms will bring heavy rain and sleet, not to mention piles of...
October 9th, 2019012By Glenn Ellis
I recently saw a statement on social media from a medical school professor, boasting that women and applicants of color were up for consideration for admission to medical at their institution. Let’s not think that an increase in qualified non-white applicants at one school for this year means that...
August 16th, 2019021By Glenn Ellis
As I write this column, I’m in pain from a torn rotator cuff. It’s been a lingering problem for several months now. Following an inquiry from a reader in Birmingham, who is also at wit’s end, I thought the time was right. Unless you’re like me and upwards of 3 million others in the United...
August 3rd, 2019027By Glenn Ellis
It’s a common fear among many with aging parents: a dreaded phone call comes in the middle of the night that a loved one has suffered a nasty fall. The consequences can be devastating.
Falls and fractures in the elderly are among the leading causes of disability and can lead to death for some. In...
July 18th, 2019023By Glenn Ellis
There’s a lot to do when the weather is right in the summertime. Unfortunately, too much fun in the sun can be dangerous. Excessive heat exposure can cause dehydration, which in turn can cause dangerous conditions like heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
A lot of people don’t realize...
June 21st, 2019014TriceEdneyWire.com
Regardless of where you live in the United States, this time of year brings something (other than hot weather) that affects everyone: mosquitos. No bite is more common than the bite of a mosquito.
They are itchy, annoying, and can even determine if you go outside at all, or if you do, for how long.