Sunday, September 25, 2016

Can a pillow really be that important?

People have been using pillows for as long as there have been people.  Even the Bible tells the story of Jacob using a stone to support his head as he slept.  But would that be the best choice?  It turns out that choosing your pillow wisely mey just the the ticket to a good night’s sleep.  Here is an article, originally published in the Chicago Tribune and subsequently picked up all over the country, which looks at the types of pillows, who needs what, and a bit about getting a good night’s rest.  

Friday, September 2, 2016

Not your grandma’s support stockings

Those that are old enough, or are fans of Laugh-In from almost 50 years ago, remember comedienne Ruth Buzzi’s portrayal of an old woman wearing baggy support hose.  And that is the image of those stockings that many have when the item is mentioned.  Now we find out that Jessica Alba wears support hose, modern well-fitted support hose, when she travels, and for a very good reason.  Here is an article in Self, penned by Kelli Miller, where she includes me with other physicians looking at the good medicine behind wearing these stockings.  Maybe you should consider this as well, but check with your physician before you do!