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May 2018
Slayback

The Moldy Truth

 

Leaving the alarm bells behind, the truth is that 100,000 species of mold are everywhere and everyone ingests them, usually without incident. The important takeaway from my reading is how to protect ourselves from eating visible or invisible mold spores.

Truelson

Suicide: The Silent Epidemic

For those over 65, the CDC reports the suicide rate is 14.9 per 100,000 which is about 2 points higher than the national average.  As baby boomers age, the CDC expects the figures to increase. They report the major causes for seniors committing suicide are depression, social isolation, death of a spouse, physical disabilities and untreated psychological issues.

April 2018
Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

Weird Hidden Causes for Heart Attacks

It doesn’t matter what condition you take the drug for, whether it’s for ulcers, sinus infections or wounds, it can still impact the cardiovascular system and FYI, it’s not alone. Many antibiotics impact your heart.

Fowler
Eat Right Now

Hey Boomers, You Still on Acid-osis?

Maintaining a healthy, balanced pH requires mindful eating choices, with alkaline-forming foods the foundation. As a rule, 80 percent of what you eat should be alkalizing foods, with 20 percent acid-forming.

Slayback

Heed That Black Box Warning on a Daily Pain Reliever?

People have no warning signs that NSAIDs are causing internal damage before ending up in the hospital with a serious medical condition, 10% of which end in death.

Slayback

Suspicious Sweets

“Routine [users of] artificial sweeteners may start to find less intensely sweet foods, such as fruit, unappealing and unsweet foods, such as vegetables, downright unpalatable. In other words, use of artificial sweeteners can make you shun healthy, filling, and highly nutritious foods while consuming more artificially flavored foods with less nutritional value.”

March 2018
Abbott
A Healthy Age

Oxygen Therapy Is Not a Prison Sentence

Notify your electric company you are on oxygen. In case of a power outage, you’ll be on the priority list.

Abbott
A Healthy Age

Shingles Are Fine on Your Roof, Not on Your Body

The risk is higher for seniors, for shingles and it’s unwelcome relative, post herpetic neuralgia or PHN. Researchers, according to the National Council on Aging, have reported that our immune systems may be “awakened” by our aging bodies, triggering a dormant chicken pox virus.

Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

6 Natural Remedies for Varicose Veins

Make sure you are hydrated throughout the day. Did you know that coffee dehydrates you? It makes you more prone to leg cramps through the “drug mugger” effect of magnesium and other minerals. Energy drinks rob the same vein-loving minerals.

Fowler
Eat Right Now

Chai Taking Western World by Storm

The more I researched, the more benefits I discovered. Chai improves digestion, enhances the immune system, fights inflammation and has antioxidant properties. According to Ayurvedic (ancient Indian) medical philosophy, spices in chai are considered calming, vitalizing and mentally clarifying.

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