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Prevention is the best method, but using a cold compress against the skin or applying aloe or moisturizing cream can help ease the discomfort of sunburn. (Image courtesy Fotolia)

Sunburn treatment: Can’t rush healing, but use these tips for comfort

Monday, August 3, 2015

“Unfortunately, there’s no fast-fix sunburn treatment. Once you have sunburn, the damage is done — although it may take 12 to 24 hours after sun exposure to know the full extent and severity of sunburn, and several days or more for your skin to begin to heal,” says Trent Anderson, Mayo Clinic Health System family medicine physician. In the meantime, …

Check it out: Health briefs

Monday, August 3, 2015

Compiled by Debra Scherban. Send items to dscherban@gazettenet.com. Heat and sleep Is heat robbing you of a good night’s sleep? Dr. Karin Johnson, director of the Sleep Lab at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, says studies done on room temperatures beneficial to sleep indicate that between 60 and 67 degrees is ideal with temperatures exceeding 75 degrees and below 54 degrees as disruptive. …

Health Events: Area support groups, resources

Monday, August 3, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ SUPPORT AND RELATIONSHIPS ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS/DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES — Tuesdays, 5:15 p.m. at Greenfield Savings Bank, 325A King St., Northampton. Call Robin at 917-533-5691 or Ro at 250-3050 AGING GRACEFULLY — A support group focusing on issues of living fully, aging gracefully and befriending death meets from September to May on alternate Mondays …

How to overcome the fitness barriers

Monday, August 3, 2015

Sticking to a regular exercise schedule isn’t easy. After all, there are plenty of potential hindrances — time, boredom, injuries, self-confidence. But these issues don’t need to stand in your way. Darcy Reber, nurse practitioner at Mayo Clinic …

The new tough teeth: Say goodbye to yesterday’s iffy dental implants

Monday, August 3, 2015

An apple a day may keep the doctor away for most people, but for Jolanta Garbarz, one bite of an apple used to send her straight to her dentist’s chair. “My teeth would break,” Garbarz said. So a …

New research shows Greeks had their own ‘Walking Dead’ narrative

Monday, August 3, 2015

By Gabe Rosenberg Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (TNS) Sometime between 500 B.C. and 200 B.C., residents of the Greek colony of Kamarina in Sicily dug two graves for two bodies. They pinned down each body with large rocks or pottery; if the bodies awoke from the dead, they could not …

Grand opening set for new Atkins location in North Amherst

AMHERST — The new Atkins Farms Country Market location will open in North Amherst’s Mill District development in August, with a grand-opening event scheduled for September. W.D. Cowls President Cinda Jones said this week that work is being completed on refurbishing the old “Cow Palace” barn at 113 …

Windows and walls: In a new exhibit, photographer Kate Way examines the physical and metaphorical impact of structures

Photographer Kate Way wants people to look beyond the ordinary structures of windows, walls and doors to realize the impact they have on our lives. In a new exhibit at the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, Way will feature …

Engagement: Christine Ugolini & Brian Misterka

Christine Ugolini and Brian Misterka of Amherst, together with their parents, are happy to announce their engagement. Christine, formerly of Wilbraham is the daughter of Paul and Jean Ugolini of Wilbraham. She is a graduate of Minnechaug Regional …

Get Growing: Seed saving reemerging

It’s harvest time in vegetable garden. These days, home gardeners are harvesting not only for food but for seeds to sow next year. Seed saving is a burgeoning hobby. Our grandparents assumed they would save seeds from their …

Sunburn treatment: Can’t rush healing, but use these tips for comfort

“Unfortunately, there’s no fast-fix sunburn treatment. Once you have sunburn, the damage is done — although it may take 12 to 24 hours after sun exposure to know the full extent and severity of sunburn, and several days …