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Column: Too many care visits in hospital disrupt rest
Do you think of a hospital as a place to rest and recuperate from a serious illness or injury?
Sunday, September 14, 2014

Column: Sleeping less than six hours linked to early death
A local sleep medicine specialist fields questions about slumber.
Sunday, September 14, 2014

Column: Nutritious super-foods can improve energy, avert disease
Eating fewer high-fat, high-sodium and sugary foods is important and, for most people, significantly lowers the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other chronic conditions.
Sunday, September 14, 2014

Column: Five factors determine how healthy you'll be
Take a guess at how much each of these five factors affects your health: the quality of the medical care you get; the genes your parents pass on to you; the environment (viruses, chemicals, etc.); your social circumstances, such as your income and education levels; and your behavior (related to diet, exercise, alcohol, tobacco, and so forth).
Sunday, August 31, 2014

Column: Too much salt can cause serious health problems
If you like salt on your food, or salty foods in general, you aren't alone. But as Americans become more aware of the consequences dietary choices have on their health, salt intake is an issue.
Sunday, August 31, 2014

Column: Sleep-eating triggered by medications or underlying issues
Dr. Robert Rosenberg, board-certified sleep medicine specialist, answers readers' questions.
Sunday, August 31, 2014

Column: Medical myths exposed - Brain drain, cellphone sabotage, turkey tryptophan
In past articles, we've examined various medical myths that, despite lack of evidence, are believed by most Americans. It can be very surprising which of our popularly held beliefs are, in fact, completely groundless.
Sunday, August 31, 2014

Column: Sporty seniors turn to joint replacement to sustain active lifestyle
You've probably heard it before, 60 is the new 50 ... 50 is the new 40, and so on. This popular expression demonstrates a new attitude about aging among Americans.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Column: Taper off sleeping pills to avoid rebound insomnia
Dr. Robert Rosenberg, board-certified sleep medicine specialist, answers readers' questions.
Sunday, August 24, 2014

Column: Reset inner clock to go from night owl to day person
Dr. Robert Rosenberg, board-certified sleep medicine specialist, will answer readers' questions by incorporating them in future columns.
Sunday, August 17, 2014

Column: Assuming similarities where they don't exist can lead to trouble
"I love the treasure hunts at Aunt Elizabeth's," my 8-year-old nephew confided to my brother, "because we get Legos as prizes!" "What?!" I replied in dismay. I wasn't planning any treasure hunts for their rapidly approaching visit.
Sunday, August 17, 2014

Column: Take steps to reduce miscommunication with doctors, nurses
A report found that educating care providers to work as partners with patients and involving patients in designing all aspects of research and care, among other steps, can help.
Sunday, August 10, 2014

Column: Hate aging? Get moving!
For many reasons, it is important to be as active and fit as possible, at every age.
Sunday, August 10, 2014

Things to remember when you're a caregiver
Caring for yourself is one of the most important things you can do as a caregiver. It also tends to be one of the most forgotten.
Sunday, August 03, 2014

Traumatic trip to hospital can trigger PTSD in some
Dear Dr. Rosenberg,

I was hospitalized in the ICU with a heart attack last year. I have recurrent nightmares about the experience.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

When researchers ask questions that fall short
Last week's column described some research that concluded that satisfied patients end up in worse shape than dissatisfied ones, a curious result that some doctors have latched onto to suggest that patient satisfaction is not relevant to good care.
Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sign up for July 29 Life Line health screening at Unity Church
Get screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Unity Church of Prescott, 145 S. Arizona Ave., will host Life Line Screening on July 29.
Sunday, July 27, 2014

Tips for healthy travel abroad
Traveling abroad can be exciting. For many, it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience they will never forget.
Sunday, July 27, 2014

Learn how to deal with separation anxiety before school starts
With back-to-school time just around the corner, it's a good time to revisit the child behavioral health topic of "separation anxiety."
Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hearing loss support groups available locally
For adults over the age of 60 struggling with the emotional impacts of hearing loss, an exciting resource is available.
Sunday, July 20, 2014

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