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March 2016
Fowler
Eat Right Now

Are You a Slave to Sugar?

Sugar causes massive dopamine release in your brain. Eating high-sugar foods lights up your brain like a Times Square billboard. The part of the brain that lights up is the same part that's triggered by cocaine or heroin according to research.

Pribus
Health, Wellness & the Good Life

Can’t Sleep?

Sleep disorders are known to have both long- and short-term effects on health by increasing the risk of obesity, memory problems, chronic diseases, mood disorders, hypertension, stroke, and heart failure as well as other impairments to the quality of life.

February 2016
Abbott
A Healthy Age

Five Ways to Sabotage Your Medical Appointment – Or How I Learned to Live

No one can remember all pills, potions, and products. If you do not believe me, do as I did. Drop all your pills on the floor from the pill minder, as I did with my mother’s.

Abbott
A Healthy Age

To Drink or Not to Drink? Confusing Data on Alcohol Consumption Could Leave Us Either High or Dry

As if seniors don’t have enough to worry out, the literature around drinking alcohol could confuse the soberest judge.

Abbott
A Healthy Age

Your Birthday Suit Deserves Year-round Care

While skin cancer is the greatest fear, winter sunburn can hurt and harm as much as the overindulgent first summer day at the beach. The face, ears, hands and arms are sneaky targets for Ole Sol we may not consider.

Ambord

January Potpourri: One Way to Reduce Prescription Costs and Other Pill-Related Stuff

Suppose you find a pill you can’t identify. Maybe it’s in the bottom of your purse, or maybe you found it when you swept the floor. Pills are too expensive to just toss, and too dangerous to guess about.

Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

Shocker ‑-Your Blood Sugar Numbers Don’t Matter Much!

Chromium, zinc, and leucine didn’t just reduce blood sugar, they also protected those fragile capillaries and connective tissue from the cytokine storm, while improving antioxidant status. In other words, nutrients that reduce complications of diabetes are as important as those that reduce blood sugar.

Fowler
Eat Right Now

Pink Himalayan vs. Table Salt

Every cell in your holy temple needs and relies on salt to sustain bone density, proper circulation and stabilized blood sugar. Your temple recognizes processed table salt as an aggressive cellular poison, an unnatural substance. Ever wonder why you crave salt? Salt is an addiction similar the addictions to alcohol, tobacco, sugar and caffeine.

January 2016
Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

This Is Why I Threw Out My Multivitamin

We need to stop fooling ourselves into thinking we can eat garbage and take one tiny pill to fix it all! Ain’t gonna happen.

December 2015
Abbott
A Healthy Age

Surviving a Health Crisis as the Advocate

Unfortunately, there is no one person in the healthcare system who is going to be responsible for your loved one's care. No case manager, no floor nurse, no hospice person knows as much about your loved one as you do.

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Hospitals use something called the "chargemaster" which outlines procedure/equipment costs, and is generally not based in reality (thus, the $4 aspirin.) The price you finally pay is based on some factors, such as reasonable and customary charges, your negotiated contract, or where the planets align. If this confuses you, well, you are not alone.

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