Andover’s McCarthy overcomes stroke, hired as San Jose’s AHL coach | Sports

Andover’s John McCarthy vividly recalls the terrifying day that changed his life. “It was a couple weeks before Christmas, I woke up and something didn’t feel right,” McCarthy remembered of the day in 2019. “I just felt off. I felt very uncoordinated and awkward. Then my left leg started going numb, and I knew something … Read more

Dependence on Xanax, similar sedatives lead OHSU physicians to coin new diagnosis

OHSU physicians find long-term use of a class of sedatives known as benzodiazepines come with serious clinical risks. (Getty Images) Millions of Americans suffering from anxiety and insomnia are prescribed a class of sedatives known as benzodiazepines. Known under the popular trade names Xanax, Valium and Ativan, these medications have been widely prescribed beginning in … Read more

Highlighting the Road to Recovery | News

(WKOW) — The road to sobriety is one of the most difficult roads people struggling with alcohol addiction will ever go down. The COVID-19 pandemic further complicated that road for countless people who lost their jobs, their hobbies, and ultimately, their will to stay sober. A report from Wisconsin Policy Forum shows alcohol sales rose … Read more

YOUTH FIRST: Stop and smell the roses with mindfulness | Lifestyles

The year was 2020 and a life altering phenomenon occurred across the world. It was a pandemic that no one saw coming and few were prepared for. Most of us were at a loss at how to respond to such a devastating event. We found ourselves glued to the television or social media, trying to … Read more

Why you need to exercise your brain | Community

First, we would like to thank veteran Roy Nivens and the Etowah Fire Department for getting our flags back up after the ropes broke. We are so proud that we are able to show respect to our country and its veterans by displaying our American and POW flags. Recently, Stephanie Shanahan, Etowah Community Center Manager, … Read more

Free medicine distributed among | Rising Kashmir

Budgam, April 26: The Health Department Budgam Monday conducted Mega Health Melas in Soibugh, Magam and Khansahab medical blocks, where hundreds of patients were screened and provided free medicine. In Soibugh Block, the Health Mela was held at NTPHC Wahabpora and was inaugurated by Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC) Budgam, Dr Akramullah Tak. The mela … Read more

Screening, free medicine distributed among patients

Budgam, April 23: Hundreds of patients were screened and provided with free medicine on Saturday during a daylong Health Mela held at Girls Higher Secondary School Ompora in Budgam. Organized by Block Medical Office Budgam, the Ayushman Bharat Health Mela was jointly inaugurated by President Municipal Council Budgam, Mehraj-u- din Dar and Additional District Development … Read more

WELLNESS: Gambling and stress: A two-way street | Lifestyles

Stress Awareness Month in April reminds us to pay attention to our health. Experts have shown that stress can have a dramatic impact on us mentally and physically. A variety of factors can relate to stress, and we’re familiar with many of them: our jobs, our relationships, our finances. One that might not come to … Read more

Short naps can be a boon for night-shift workers |

Dear Dr. Roach: Naps are a big part of the day for most of my adult friends. Please comment on their significance and any techniques that increase their value. What are good times of day to nap? What about length of naps? – NMG Answer: Some people do very well with naps; others do not. … Read more