THE HEALTHY GEEZER by Fred Cicetti: The scoop on genetic testing

By Fred Cicetti My last column was on medical genealogy; this is a follow-up on genetic testing. Many of the causes of our illnesses are…

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THE HEALTHY GEEZER: A medical family tree can be beneficial

By Fred Cicetti Q. My grandson asked me to participate in a family tree about our medical conditions. He wants to ask me questions about…

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THE HEALTHY GEEZER: Hiccups are nothing to joke about

By Fred Cicetti Q. Are hiccups dangerous? Hiccups — sometimes called “hiccoughs” — is a sudden, involuntary spasm of the diaphragm, the muscle at the…

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Manchester Lions fund Delta Ambulance CPR mannequin purchase

WATERVILLE — The Manchester Lions Club has funded the purchase of the first set of Prestan CPR mannequins for the Delta Ambulance education center.

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THE HEALTHY GEEZER by Fred Cicetti: Epilepsy can strike at any age

By Fred Cicetti Q. A friend of mine said you can get epilepsy when you get old. I always thought this was something that came…

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THE HEALTHY GEEZER by Fred Cicetti: Environmental health a big topic

By Fred Cicetti Q. What exactly does “environmental health” mean?

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THE HEALTHY GEEZER: Don’t be in the dark about sunglasses

By Fred Cicetti Q. I know I should wear sunglasses to protect my eyes, but what should I look for when I buy them? A….

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THE HEALTHY GEEZER: Nicotine gum is not good for you

By Fred Cicetti Q. My uncle used nicotine gum to get off cigarettes. Now he chews the gum all the time. Do you think he’s…

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THE HEALTHY GEEZER: Losing weight isn’t rocket science

By Fred Cicetti Q. What is the best diet for losing weight? (The subtext of this question is, “What’s an easy fix?”) A. There are…

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THE HEALTHY GEEZER: Stomach can take over for kidneys

By Fred Cicetti Q. This may sound like a crazy question, but is it possible to use your own stomach to take over for your…

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