One in eight women experiences symptoms of postpartum depression following childbirth, including feelings of sadness, guilt and worthlessness, and in severe cases, thoughts of harming themselves or their newborns.
The FDA recently approved the first oral drug specifically developed to treat maternal mental health, called Zurzuvae. The pill is...Read more
The Wisconsin license plate on a car that passed me on the highway said it all: “Say Chzzzz.” I smiled.
More than 180 years ago, Wisconsin farmers began making cheese to preserve excess milk from their cows (wisconsincheese.com). Today, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Wisconsin is the top cheese-producing ...Read more
Weight loss drugs such as Ozempic and Wegovy are proving extremely effective and popular, but they're also very, very expensive, with list prices of $900 a month. And they're meant to be taken indefinitely.
This year, an estimated 1.7% of people in the US have been prescribed a medication like Ozempic (originally designed to treat diabetes) ...Read more
I’ve been before, but it didn’t take much arm twisting to get me out there again. After all, this was the 20th anniversary of the Junk Jaunt — a gigantic town-to-town garage sale within the interior loop of Nebraska.
It did take some digging to find the treasures we were looking for, however. I found a cute little crock-style toothpick ...Read more
Chitin is a dietary fiber found abundantly in the exoskeletons of insects and crustaceans, i.e., the shells of crabs and lobsters. New research suggests that chomping down on chitin (crustaceans, if not insects) may be good for digestion, triggering an immune response that is linked to less weight gain, reduced body fat and resistance to ...Read more
Pot pies are warm and inviting. Curry powder added to the sauce gives this pie an intriguing flavor. Using prepared ingredients from the supermarket, you can put this pie together in minutes. It’s a one-pot meal that only takes 30 minutes to make.
To shorten the cooking time, I use seasoned breadcrumbs over the ingredients instead of a pie ...Read more
We’ve had horses most of my life, and I always thought a fat horse was a happy horse. Maybe because the easy keepers didn’t need much extra attention.
Guess I hadn’t thought it through. At a recent conference for women involved in agriculture, I learned how to evaluate a horse’s general health with a body condition score, a method ...Read more
Persons with diabetes (see Stories for the Waiting Room below) have trouble maintaining healthy levels of insulin in their blood, which requires some of them to externally supplement through injections or a pump. To make that process easier, researchers have been investigating implanting insulin-producing designer cells in capsules that can be...Read more
A balanced breakfast typically includes a protein, fiber and a range of nutrients.
Nearly everyone agrees: A healthy breakfast fuels the body and helps us get through the day.
“Many studies have linked eating breakfast to good health, including better memory and concentration, lower levels of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol, and lower chances of ...Read more
Responding to a recent column about fresh corn, reader Al W. from Dallas writes: “Having grown up on a farm, I take exception with some of your cob/ear terminology. You wrote, ‘What a treat to walk up and down rows of green cornstalks, searching for just the right cob to pick.’ You should have used ear instead of cob. One picks an ear of ...Read more
A new study of 9,430 adults aged 50 and older found a significant link between loneliness and insomnia symptoms, such as difficulty falling and staying asleep or waking up too early in the morning.
Loneliness can spark insomnia symptoms through different pathways, such as increased stress, anxiety and heightened vigilance (an elevated state ...Read more
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition characterized by dry, itchy, and inflamed skin. While conventional treatment options exist, many people seek natural alternatives to manage eczema symptoms. Homeopathy offers a holistic approach to eczema treatment, addressing the underlying causes and supporting the body's ...Read more
Veal slowly cooked with vegetables, herbs and red wine makes a tasty ragout or stew. The pasta cooks right in with the veal and vegetables.
— You can use any type of short cut pasta such as macaroni or rigatoni instead of penne pasta.
— The recipe calls for a small amount of tomato paste. Freeze the rest for another time.
Ear infections can be painful and uncomfortable, especially for children. While it's important to seek medical attention for a proper diagnosis and treatment of ear infections, homeopathy offers natural remedies that can support ear health and alleviate symptoms. Homeopathic treatments are tailored to each individual, taking into account ...Read more
Digestive disorders can significantly impact our quality of life, causing discomfort, pain, and disruption to daily activities. While it's important to seek medical advice for diagnosing and managing digestive disorders, homeopathy offers natural remedies that can support digestive health and alleviate symptoms. Homeopathic treatments are ...Read more
Depression is a common mental health condition characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest in daily activities. While seeking professional help is crucial for managing depression, homeopathy can complement conventional treatments by addressing the emotional and physical symptoms associated with this ...Read more
This time of year, the sight always takes my breath away: acres and acres of sunflowers in full bloom, smiling at the sun as we drive through rural areas of our state.
The cultivated beauties are related to the smaller and more prolific sunflowers (they’re too pretty to call weeds) that pop up along roadsides and hills throughout much of ...Read more
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a complex condition characterized by extreme fatigue, often accompanied by other symptoms like muscle pain, cognitive difficulties, and sleep disturbances. While there is no specific cure for CFS, homeopathy offers a holistic approach to address the symptoms and improve overall well-being. Homeopathic ...Read more
Bladder infections, also known as urinary tract infections (UTIs), can cause significant discomfort and inconvenience. While conventional treatments are commonly used, some individuals seek alternative approaches like homeopathy to address their bladder infections. Homeopathic remedies aim to stimulate the body's self-healing mechanisms and ...Read more
A new study reports that adolescents who are inpatients at opioid addiction treatment centers are more likely to be offered horseback riding therapy than given full access to a common, highly effective addiction medication called buprenorphine.
The study found just 10.6% of facilities offered buprenorphine initiation and continued treatment ...Read more
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