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September 2017
A Healthy Age

Healthy Eating Includes the Glutton

Feasting has ancient roots in sharing love. Feeling celebrated, included and treasured, nourishes people beyond calorie count and food pyramid.

A Healthy Age

Osteoporosis Treatment: Supplement or Standard Care?

By the way, if you detected conflicting opinions regarding strontium, get used to it. I found contradictory information within National Institutes of Health research when I looked into Fosamax/Evista.

A Healthy Age

The Only Side Effect of This Prescription is Benefit

The incidence of Alzheimer’s doubles every five years after 65, so that after 85 about half of us will have Alzheimer’s. None of us wants to be counted in that number.

August 2017
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A Stroke of Luck

His Royal Highness, my better half, my groom of far too few years, had the audacity to suffer a massive stroke. Now, it’s not that I begrudge him a little R&R. If he’d wanted to slack off for the day, I’d have been fine with it.

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I encourage everyone reading this to educate yourself on the symptoms of a stroke. Learn what to do and then do it, immediately.  Had I not recognized what was happening to him, I have been assured by the medical professionals that the effects would have been devastatingly worse, if not fatal. 

Dear Pharmacist

7 Genius Home Remedies for Bug Bites

So what do you do if you are stung or bitten by a nasty little critter? There are a host of remedies for insect attacks and other summer “owwies” that you can find at your local pharmacy, or in your kitchen.

Eat Right Now

Holy Hot Dog, Grill Man!

Yale University Prevention Research Center says diets high in processed meats preserved with nitrosamines compounds have also been linked to increased risk for diabetes, higher mortality, more cardiovascular disease.

A Healthy Age

Bones, Meds and Questions

I remember, however, my mom’s spine bending backward, and my impatient tone, saying, “Stand up straight, mother!” I wish I could take that back. She could not straighten up.

A Healthy Age

Music’s Magic

Music, used as part of daily caregiving routines in two-thirds of Wisconsin’s nursing homes, resulted in a drastic reduction in the use of psychotropic drugs.


The Medical Miracle Kidney Patients Count On

In Seattle, “old” people were turned away from this new and expensive treatment, and the young were evaluated by a jury selection as to whose life had more value and deserved to not suffer the consequences of renal disease. My compassionate mate refused to allow any panel of people to judge the value of living.

July 2017
Dear Pharmacist

Burn Fat with 5 Thermogenic Foods

So next time you eat hot chili or salsa, or green curry… and feel yourself starting to get hot under the collar, remind yourself that you’re not being socially awkward, you’re being metabolically upregulated!

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