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December 2016
Fowler
Eat Right Now

Cranberry, a Super-Food

Low-calorie cranberries have vitamin C, manganese, fiber and an amazing variety of disease-fighting antioxidant phytonutrients. Cranberries outrank nearly every fruit and vegetable, including strawberries, spinach, broccoli, red grapes, apples, raspberries and cherries.

November 2016
Abbott
A Healthy Age

Health Potpourri: What You May Not Know – And Should

The NWS reports there are 25 million clouds-to-ground lightning strikes per year. While your chances are probably as good as winning the lottery, why take the chance? Golfers and football players know the secret. If there is lightning in the area, get indoors. If you are in a car, make sure it has a hard top.

Abbott
A Healthy Age

Older? Opioids Suggested? Investigate Options for Pain Relief

The magnitude of opioid use among seniors is astounding ...nearly a third of Medicare beneficiaries receive prescriptions for commonly abused opioids, including OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, and Fentanyl or generic equivalents.

Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

Crazy Amazing Health Benefits of Butternut Squash — Plus a Recipe!

A three-and-a-half ounce serving (100 grams) of cooked butternut squash contains about 3,120 mcg of beta cryptoxanthin, whereas a bowl of boiled carrots contains only 199 mcg. 

Fowler
Eat Right Now

Healthier Thanksgiving Traditions

And by all means, before you strap on the fat pants, prepare a decent selection of lightly cooked vegetables with a little crunch left in them – and no need to asphyxiate them in cheese sauce. Heat kills, so undercooking will preserve their heavenly vitamins.

McCarthy

Keeping That Sense about You: Good Hearing = Healthy Brain

Hearing loss that goes on for some time makes people depressed, anxious, and paranoid. This can worsen to the point that there’s less getting together with family and friends, and less interest in social outings. And it can lead to other problems like dementia, falls, hospitalizations, accidents, and deconditioning both mentally and physically.

October 2016
Abbott
A Healthy Age

Sleep Apnea Has Personal, Economic Costs

Undiagnosed OSA is dangerous; the sleeping sufferer’s airway is blocked by erratic breathing from a complete or partial obstruction. The individual may snore, gasp, or even choke during restless sleep, waking up him/herself and anyone nearby....OSA can be a contributor to or a consequence of other health problems including hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and depression.

Abbott
A Healthy Age

Why Does Our Hair Turn Gray?

Internal factors affecting hair color over time may include genetic defects, hormones, body distribution, and age.  External factors may include climate, pollutants, toxins, and chemical exposure.

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When the wheel of fortune landed on me, I started graying at age 28. I covered my hair with a series of subtle and sometimes outrageous colors, tints, and highlights. When I finally stopped that expensive madness, my hair was nearly all gray and is now turning white.

Cohen

Antibacterial Soap Makers Have to Clean Up Their Act

These companies spent billions of advertising dollars to brainwash you that their chemicals are necessary in order to kill germs, fend off the flu or get you really clean. Puhleese. Like I was dirtier before you put the triclosan, hexachloraphene and methylbenzethonium chloride in there?!

Fowler
Eat Right Now

Reconnecting to Mother Earth: Herbal Medicine

What's old is new again as Americans reconnect with Mother Earth seeking to renew, revitalize and restore their body, mind and soul rather than taking pharmaceutical drugs advertising dire side effects.

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