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October 2017
A Healthy Age

Kicked Out but Stayed In

Older art students had “better health, fewer doctor visits, less medication usage, more positive responses on mental health measures and more involvement in overall activities…maintaining independence…reducing risk factors for long term care.”

A Healthy Age

Natural Sloth, Remade Svelte

Interruption in routine: Get sick? Surgery? Vacation? Bound to happen. Get back to your workouts. Restart gently.

A Healthy Age

Pardon, Repeat that Please

But some seniors have no problem with hearing! A University of Wisconsin School of Medicine’s study of 7000 participants, found one group with clinically significant hearing loss, and another with none. What’s the difference?

September 2017

Is It Really Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s is a diagnosis of exclusion. That means it should not be diagnosed until all other possible causes have been evaluated and ruled out. Although research continues, today there is no accepted test or scan that can definitively diagnose this disease.

Dear Pharmacist

Your Skin Reveals Your True State of Health

If you are alcohol or nicotine-dependent, you will look older than you should, and have saggy skin because these lifestyle factors attack your collagen and elastin.  Drinking and smoking age you inside and out. 

Eat Right Now

Dreaded Chemo: Offer Love, Courage, Hope, and God's Food

My every cell squirmed uneasily when I heard a close friend, renewing himself in remission, tell me his doctor stated, "Eat anything you like" – ignoring our miraculous, built-in healing system's requirements for nutrients to endure and recover.

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. 

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