Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Rachel G. Bowers Globe Staff April 11, 2018 Christine Yost heard all the sage advice before running her first marathon — the Boston Marathon at that — last year.She threw it all out the window. “I call it an out-of-body experience, but not in a good way,” said Yost, 35, as she told the story with a dose of self-deprecation. Advertisement Her problems began with her wardrobe choice. It was hot on race day, but she wore a new pair of Lululemon leggings because she thought it would make for better photos. She elected against pouring water over her head to cool herself down because she did not want to get her shoes wet. And she embraced the notion that a rookie marathoner could finish in less than four hours.“When the gun went off, I decided to run faster than I’d run in training, because that’s super smart,” she … [Read more...] about Runners know even the best-laid Boston Marathon plans can go off-course
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Published 3:28 pm, Monday, November 6, 2017 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 The opioid overdose epidemic: The time to act is now 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - The opioid epidemic is on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose -- that includes prescription drugs and heroin --and more than 6,000 children (0-5 years of age) experience unintentional opioid exposure each year. 1,2 As greater national attention turns to tackling this serious and growing public health crisis, it is important to understand the role you can play in helping your family, loved ones and community act in an opioid emergency. Seconds count In an opioid overdose emergency, SECONDS COUNT. If you think a loved one is at risk for an opioid overdose emergency, it is important to know the signs and symptoms and have a plan in place because lack of oxygen may lead to severe and … [Read more...] about The opioid overdose epidemic: The time to act is now
Although there have long been effective universal vaccination and antibiotic treatment strategies available, whooping cough is still a dangerous illness. In a 2015 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 20,762 cases of whooping cough in the U.S., which was down from 32,971 cases in 2014 and more than 48,000 cases in 2012. The condition is most common in infants, children, and adolescents, but whooping cough in adults can also occur. There were a reported six deaths in children due to whooping cough in 2015. Whooping cough deaths are due to the effects of violent and sudden coughing, and most occur in babies younger than three months old. Read on to learn more about the signs and symptoms, diagnostic methods, and complications associated with whooping cough. This article will also explain how to get rid of whooping cough naturally, including natural home remedies and precautions to use when treating the illness. In This Article: Signs and Symptoms … [Read more...] about Home Remedies to Get Rid of Whooping Cough Naturally –
Credit: iStock.com/piotr_malczyk Black seed oil, also known as Nigella sativa oil and black cumin seed oil, is used to treat everything from asthma to digestion to cancer. But does black seed oil deserve the reputation that it has garnered? In this article, we are going to tackle everything you need to know about black seed oil. From black seed oil benefits, to side effects of black seed oil, to the black seed oil dosage you might need for these different benefits, by the time we are done, you should have a beginner’s guide to black seed oil. What Is Black Seed Oil? What is black seed oil? Where does it come from? Black seed oil comes from the seeds of the Nigella sativa plant. The plant is native to Asia, but has been cultivated in various places around the globe where the climate is right for it to flourish. The oil itself comes from the seeds that are commonly referred to as black cumin (although it should be noted that these seeds are not the same as the actual black cumin … [Read more...] about 6 Amazing Black Seed Oil Benefits with it’s Uses, Dosage, and Side Effects
Senna is an herb that comes from several different flowering species of the Cassia plants. The leaves, flowers, and fruits of the senna plant have been used in tea as a laxative or stimulant for centuries. The leaves of the Senna plant are also used in some teas to help relieve constipation or promote weight loss. The most common Cassia senna plants used are the C. acutifolia, and C. angustifolia plants, which are grown in the Middle East and India. Senna is most often used as a laxative, either to relieve constipation or in some cases, to help with weight loss. It is also an ingredient in some conventional over-the-counter laxatives. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved senna as a non-prescription drug to treat constipation. The most common doses are: Children: 8.5 milligrams (mg) per day to cause a single bowel movement Children over 12 and adults: 17.2 mg per day, with no more than 34.4 mg each day Older adults: 17 mg per day Postpartum pregnancy: … [Read more...] about Is senna tea safe to drink?