DEAR DOCTOR K: In a recent column about abdominal fat, you talked about two kinds of fat — brown fat and white fat. I’d like to hear more about them.
Duane Francis, Mid-Columbia Medical Center chief executive officer, reacted to the judgment rendered in the almost four-week-long trial.
MCMC administrators not liable
DEAR DOCTOR K: This isn’t a medical question — I’m just curious. How do we see?
Jury deliberations have concluded, and MCMC is to pay $2.4 million in compensatory damages to three plaintiffs. Duane Francis and and Diane Storby not guilty of wrongdoing.
DEAR DOCTOR K: You’ve written that abdominal fat is particularly bad for your health. What are the best ways to get rid of it?
DEAR DOCTOR K: I injured my PCL playing football. How long will my recovery take? DEAR READER: Let’s start with some knee anatomy. The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are two tough bands of fibrous tissue. The ACL is injured more often than the PCL, which is why many people have heard of the ACL but not the PCL. The ACL and PCL connect the thighbone (femur) and the large bone of the lower leg (tibia) at the knee joint. The ACL and PCL form an “X” pattern that stabilizes the knee against front-to-back and back-to-front forces. (I’ve put a detailed illustration of the knee joint on my website, AskDoctorK.com.)
CORVALLIS — In an analysis of 446 compounds for their ability to boost the innate immune system in humans, researchers in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University discovered just two that stood out from the crowd — the resveratrol found in red grapes and a compound called pterostilbene from blueberries.
CHICAGO nter at a Chicago marketing agency, a small team of social media experts hunkers down to monitor online chatter about President Barack Obama’s health care law, answer questions on Facebook from discouraged consumers and post information and advice on Twitter.
Marti Hunt missed only one day of work during weeks of chemotherapy for breast cancer because she was determined to keep life as normal as possible.
Hospital chief testifies to lack of information
DEAR DOCTOR K: I have hypothyroidism. According to the Internet, there are several supplements that could help my symptoms. Should I be taking a supplement along with my thyroid medicine?
Local area residents may now drop off expired or unwanted prescription and over the counter medications thanks to a permanent drop box recently installed at The Dalles Police Department.
Diane Storby, vice-president of operations at Mid-Columbia Medical Center, was asked Thursday why she hadn’t asked police to investigate a patient’s sex abuse complaint in 2008.
Entrants have until Friday, Oct. 25, to submit their decorated bras for the Pink Project bra contest. Winners will be announced at Clock Tower Ales after the Pink Project Walk, which gathers at 9:45 a.m. at Third and Lincoln streets in the public parking lot.
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