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Dr. Nina Radcliff

Dr. Nina Radcliff

Dr. Nina Radcliff is dedicated to her profession, her patients and her community at large. She is passionate about sharing truths for healthy, balanced living as well as wise preventive health measures.

Articles by Dr. Nina Radcliff

Probiotics: Pros and cons

Perhaps a friend or family member has talked with you about probiotics? Or you may have walked by the dairy case or health food section - and you see shakes, milk, yogurt, energy bars, ice cream (along with an array of other items) with added probiotics claiming that the product will improve your overall health. But that may not necessarily be fact. Published May 19, 2017

Laugh, giggle, be joyful -- for lol

Do you remember that last time you had a good, hearty laugh? Just thinking about such a time can bring a smile to our face and lift our spirits. Published May 12, 2017

H2Ohhhhhh: Why you should drink up

You may know that water makes up about two-thirds of who we are - but did you know it influences 100 percent of the processes in our body? Yes, we are made of about 70 percent water! But did you know that our muscles and kidneys are about 75 percent water? Lungs about 83 percent Brain cells about 85 percent? And even our bones are approximately 30 percent. That probably explains why we just feel better when we are drinking enough of it, everyday. Published May 5, 2017

Seasonal allergies: Nip them in the bud

With spring temperatures warming up, you may find yourself among the estimated 50 million people throughout our nation afflicted with puffy, itchy eyes; a scratchy throat; sneezing and coughing; or even shortness of breath. Reports are that local hospitals, clinics and doctor's offices are seeing high volumes of people suffering from allergies this season. Published April 21, 2017

In an Aug. 7, 2016 photo, Caleb Keller, rear right, and his wife, Meagan, front left, enjoy a ride on their picnic table boat with a group of friends on Speedwell Forge Lake, in Lancaster, Pa. (Keith Schweigert/LNP Media Group, Inc. via AP)

Benefits of breaking bread together -- at a table

"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art," said the 17th-century writer Francois de La Rochefoucau. And there are many facets of this intelligence that comes to benefit our good health. Published April 14, 2017

National Kidney Foundation

Our amazing kidneys: What you need to know

In reality, it's likely that you don't think too much about your kidneys. In fact many people are not certain about their size, or what they do "exactly" - or too, where they are actually located. Published March 24, 2017

Asthma : What to know and what to do

Do you or someone you love continue to have a dry hacking cough that seems it just won't go away? Does it seem to get worse after laughing, physical activities, or crying? Is there frequent coughing, especially at night? Published March 10, 2017

Becoming a doctor? The costs and the rewards

Recently, I was asked to speak on a topic assignment with a national television news organization with respect to a countrywide breaking story titled: "Nine out of 10 Physicians Unwilling to Recommend Health Care as a Profession, Exacerbating Anticipated Physician Shortage." Published February 17, 2017

During February's American Heart Month, many of us will "Go Red For Women" so we can raise awareness, encourage action, and save lives that are lost too early. (AP Photo)

American Heart Month: Take good care of your ticker

Keeping our heart healthy and strong at every age is indeed as the American Heart Association underscores, "what we all need to take to heart." February is designated American Heart Month, dedicated to cardiovascular health and raising awareness about heart disease. Published February 8, 2017

Stock your pantry with these basics

As we continue to set aim to make healthy choices - our kitchens are central in helping to promote and support healthy eating. In fact, our refrigerator, freezer and pantry - if not properly stocked with staples - could be contributing to sabotaging our best efforts. Published February 2, 2017

What's in your freezer?

What's in your freezer?

Generally speaking, healthier eating is made a lot easier when we have good options readily available. Last week, we spotlighted what essentials should be in our refrigerator. This week, we will discuss our freezers and next week we'll take a look at the pantry. Published January 23, 2017

Joel Ng, 5, joins her dad, Ulane Eng (second from left), for meditation Sunday on the Mall as Falun Gong practitioners and their supporters mark the 10th anniversary of a Chinese crackdown on the spiritual movement. It has gained millions of followers since its 1992. founding. (By Astrid Riecken/The Washington Times/File)

Health and the art of meditation

While you most likely made healthy resolutions for this New Year to watch what you consume and to be more physically active, my hope too is that you take aim to cultivate habits that will help reduce chronic stress and anxieties in your life with a goal to increase happiness and overall life satisfaction ... with greater joy and peace!! Published January 6, 2017

This June 22, 2010 photo released by Sesame Workshop, "Sesame Street" characters Elmo, second from right, and Super Grover, right, pose with four new muppets representing healthy food groups; fruits, vegetables, dairy, and grains as part of their "Food For Thought: Eating Well on a Budget" initiative in New York. Sesame Street continues to attract millions of viewers after 45 years on the air, appealing to both preschoolers and their parents with content that is educational and entertaining. The show has kept up with the times by making its segments faster-paced, by fine-tuning messages, and by keeping a steady flow of appearances by contemporary celebrity guests. The show first aired Nov. 10, 1969. (AP Photo/Sesame Workshop, Richard Termine, File)

Make 2017 your healthiest year

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." - Edith Lovejoy Pierce Published December 29, 2016

Reese Orr, far left, has his hat secured by his father, Chad Orr, of Milwaukee, as they and Orr's sister, Macy Rea Orr, center, and friend Eleanore Lawton, walk into school at John Greenleaf Whittier Elementary School, in Milwaukee, Wis., on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Overnight Monday into Tuesday, a blast of arctic air blew into Wisconsin and is dropping temperatures to dangerous levels. The bitterly cold air will settle into southern Wisconsin Tuesday through Friday. (Mike De Sisti  /Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Your Arctic blast to-do list

Across our nation, temperatures are being replaced with below-average readings - as much as 20 to 30 degrees colder than average - and colder storm weather is forecast into the new year. Published December 14, 2016

A diver dressed as Santa Claus feeds fish during the annual Christmas event at Tokyo's Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

'Tis the season to stay healthy and safe

Along with the joys of the season, the holidays call us to shop at busier than usual stores; attend special parties and events; as well as travel for extended amounts of time with planes, trains and automobiles to visit family and friends. Published December 6, 2016