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July 2019
Slayback

The Affirmative Side of the Vaccination Debate for Seniors

The first polio vaccine was the inactivated polio vaccine. It was developed by Jonas Salk and came into use in 1955. The oral polio vaccine was developed by Albert Sabin and came into commercial use in 1961.

Vidro

Portion Sizes Expand; Waistlines Too

“Look,” I explained. “I’m not trying to chisel the store. I’m willing to pay the posted price for a small. I’m only asking that you give me one scoop instead of two.”

He shook his head. “I’ve never done that before. Don’t want to get into trouble ...”

May 2019
Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

New and Novel Ways to Treat Diabetes

Statin cholesterol medications can easily predispose a person to developing diabetes. After a few months or years, you suddenly need to take medications for diabetes...there are dozens of prescription and over-the-counter medications which negatively impact your blood glucose levels, glycation end products and overall insulin sensitivity. 

Fowler
Eat Right Now

Nourishing, Magical, Curative Mushrooms

The family of edible fungus holds vitamins A, C, B-complex, D, phosphorous, magnesium, iron, protein, and copper. The potassium in shiitake and maitake mushrooms relaxes blood vessels, hence, reducing blood pressure. Packed with fiber, mushrooms improve digestion, lower blood sugars, and fill you up quicker.

Slayback

Caution: Are These Drugs Really Cures?

We know drug resistant bacteria emerge with overuse of antibiotics. Sadly, seniors are prescribed more drugs than another age group, with doctors writing nearly 52 million antibiotic prescriptions a year — that equals one for each senior in the U.S. every year.

April 2019
Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

Diet Drinks May Increase Stroke and Disability

The study finds your risk for a hemorrhagic stroke is dramatically higher if you drink a lot of diet sodas. No particular brand is the problem, it’s the artificial chemicals inside of these drinks. It’s egregious that these things are not only allowed to be sold, no less pitched to you as some healthy alternative.

Love Cook

Curing Foot Drop, One Nerve at a Time

I thought about the damaged nerve. Tests had shown it to be regenerating. At the same time, however, it was being squashed by a disc (i.e., truck). I felt sorry for that nerve. Did it wonder: Will somebody get this thing offa me? If I didn’t help, would it eventually give up the ghost?

Fowler
Eat Right Now

Peace, Love, and Good Doggie

Never feed canines dairy, chocolate, xylitol, coffee grounds, grapes, raisins, citrus, macadamia nuts, nutmeg, baking powder / soda, avocado, alcohol, coconut oil, salty chips, salty ham, smoked meats, jerky treats from China, bacon, hotdogs, or sugary foods. They can cause organ damage, seizures, and death.

Slayback

Gluten – A Change of Heart if Not Guts

A Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, determined that gluten-related disorders have affected more people since 1950. He lists “several possible environmental causes including the “hygiene hypothesis” suggesting modern environment is so clean that the immune system has little to attack and turns on itself.”

Slayback

Happy Hostess/Pariah

Rhinovirus is a moving target. This shoots down my belief that my cold’s giving me immunity. Yes, I’ll be immune to the strain stuffing up my nose today, but not to rhinovirus’ exponential mutations.   

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