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christopher-cudworth's picture
Nov.08.2013
For all the hi-tech gear now on the market designed to protect the body from cold, wick sweat and heat and compress the muscles for greater performance, there are still moments in training and racing when the unthinkable happens. You get an itch. Itches are among the strangest sensations known to...
annette-talbert's picture
Sep.06.2013
I've struggled the last few days to write. Hell, I've been struggling to see out of my puffy, infected eyes. Somewhere the gods keep laughing as they pile one more ailment on the heels of another. This week, the allergies bloomed in my eyes and I woke up Monday with a slightly swollen eye. It...
amy-palleson's picture
May.08.2013
A few years ago, I caught a cold that wouldn’t go away.   The runny nose left me dehydrated and exhausted and was accompanied by sneezes so powerful that my eyes would explode like volcanos of hot, mascara’ed saltiness while twin rivers of black gook oozed down my face.     “Are...
annette-talbert's picture
Jan.13.2013
  It's 80 degrees, the sky is blue, the breeze is warm, and so am I.   Yellow pollen covers my car, red bud trees are blooming in a riot of pink, I've got itchy, watering eyes.   Spring has sprung, though the calendar still displays the first month of the year.   End times?...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Mar.23.2012
Spring started off with a bang: sneezing, a good-bye, and Bob Marley. All of it has given me this odd sense of hope. The past month I’ve been sniffling and sneezing like crazy because of my allergies. My eyes are red, I’m using Kleenex like there’s no tomorrow, popping benadryls and generic...
monique-belli's picture
Aug.13.2011
I awoke with a slight stuffiness in my sinuses that is increasing by the minute.  *sniff*  I lay there for a moment wondering what was going on and then it hit me Ragweed; the ragweed is in bloom.  When I lived in the north, I was continuously suffering from one allergy or another....
john-newell's picture
Oct.20.2010
Medical literature is unanimous on the causes of constipation: Constipation it says is caused by ingesting foods devoid of fibre, insufficient exercise and behavioural problems in small children. There is no mention of what foods to avoid beyond that. There is also no mention of how much fibre you...
amy-d-shojai's picture
Dec.09.2009
 UPDATE, 12-16-09--Somebody read this blog and recognized the cat and owner and tonight--MIA IS GOING HOME!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS--May all of your pet dreams (and otherwise) come true!  *********************************  Today I received an email plea from a guardian angel  hoping to get Mia the cat...
vicki-nikolaidis's picture
Jun.17.2009
 In Connecticut I wore the small masks when my allergies became particularly unbearable due to traffic and city pollution reaching our lovely little place of green in the valley between New York City and Boston.  My younger daughter, still small, didn't mind when I wore the mask, she just commented...
heather-catherine-hogan's picture
Feb.21.2009
My children and I left for Chicago from Oakland Airport yesterday with anticipation and excitement to see my sister, their aunt, my nephews, and their cousins.  I was not supposed to travel with my kids.  We have to move next week, and there is a lot to get done.  At the last minute I decided I...