Cold weather can affect our activities and how we feel doing them. A common complaint is joint pain. Research has not been able to explain precisely why joint pain occurs with changing seasons and weather. One theory is the change in air pressure and its effects on the surrounding tissues.
• The thymus, which is located behind the breastbone, is one of the organs of the immune system. The thymus is where immune cells – white blood cells – called T lymphocytes (T cells) mature. The thymus begins to shrink when we are young adults. By middle age, it is only about 15 percent of its maximum size.
It is certainly no secret that obesity is a serious and growing problem in the U.S. Recent CDC reports show almost 40 percent of adults over age 20 are obese, and 7.7 percent are severely obese. Currently, there are both surgical and nonsurgical options available to assist patients in tackling this issue.
You want to keep your family comfortable in the winter, and your heating system helps make that happen. But did you know that heating makes up about 45 percent of total energy use in the typical home? These eight simple winterization tips won’t cost you much, but they will make your home more comfortable and efficient all winter long.