THE HEALTHY GEEZER: Nightly bathroom trips may be symptom

By Fred Cicetti Q. I’m a 76-year-old woman, and I have to take a long nap every day because I’m up nights urinating. I know…

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THE HEALTHY GEEZER by Fred Cicetti: Don’t ignore fainting symptoms

By Fred Cicetti Q. Do older people faint more than younger people? Yes. When you pass 70 years, you double the chances of fainting. And…

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THE HEALTHY GEEZER by Fred Cicetti: Don’t ignore a fever

By Fred Cicetti Q. If I have a fever, at what temperature should I go to the doctor? An oral temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit…

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THE HEALTHY GEEZER: There are health clues in your nails

By Fred Cicetti Q: I was at a party recently when a nurse told a friend of mine to see a doctor because his nails…

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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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