Weekend warriors are those who engage in physically demanding recreational sporting activities on weekends despite minimal physical activity during the work week. Consequently, they risk the following:
Your hunting buddy falls while climbing up to his tree stand (possibly because he neglected to read my column on tree stand safety). He seems a bit dazed, maybe with head and/or posterior neck discomfort and with some tingling down his arms.
1. If you read in poor lighting or sit too close to the TV, you will develop permanent eye problems. Not so. Your eyes have muscles and like any other muscle, they may become strained or tired, but bad lighting or close proximity to objects will not permanently affect them.
Rabbit Fever (aka Tularemia or Deer-fly Fever) is a rare infectious disease found naturally in small mammals, especially rodents such as rabbits, and in insects that feed on them. It can also infect birds, sheep, dogs, cats, and hamsters.
Popular culture is loaded with myths and half-truths, most of which are harmless. Many of us have “tried and true” rules for avoiding illness, and, in many cases (including mine), were handed down from our mothers and grandmothers.
I am dedicating this column to my best friend and former teammate, Charlie Brackett, who recently left us to play with Heaven's Angels. He and I played for the legendary coach, Doss Fulton, at Jackson's Central High, and won for him an undefeated Big 8 Championship in 1954.
Foodborne diseases are caused by the consumption of contaminated foods or beverages, more than 250 different pathogens having been described. The most commonly recognized are those caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, E.