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May 2016
Fowler
Eat Right Now

Nacho Madness

Bet the farm that when nachos were invented the corn wasn't genetically altered, spiced with herbicide, fried in filthy cottonseed or peanut oil and then topped with "cheese sauce" from a can that leaches cancerous BPA.

April 2016
Abbott
A Healthy Age

8 Common Sense Suggestions on Enjoying Spring with the Grands

If you are on the golf course for the first time in three months and it’s a warm 88 degrees in the shade, be careful! Keep water or a sports drink at hand. Overheating can lead to a multitude of health problems. Stay hydrated and in the shade when it is hot.

Abbott
A Healthy Age

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust, or Perhaps a Stately Oak?

But the familiar traditions – embalming the body or cremation – are transitioning as awareness of the environmental cost of modern cremation, embalming, and burial increases. While dying is a constant, the way we handle death is changing.

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You do not need to hire a funeral home to care for your deceased loved one. Forty-two states allow family members to handle the entire process, including filling out death certificates and burial permits.

Abbott
A Healthy Age

Where Have All the Doctors Gone?

What are some of the ways the healthcare system is addressing these shortages and how can you get the care you need? It’s a mishmash, but here are four approaches: telemedicine, retail clinics and urgent care centers, mid-level providers, and delayed retirement.

Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

How Statins Cause Diabetes

What makes high cholesterol, is consumption of sugar and carbohydrates, soda, candy, cake, potato chips, bread, pasta and other carbohydrates. So to make this clear, high cholesterol and triglycerides almost always occur as a consequence of eating too many sweets, not butter or eggs, okay?

Fowler
Eat Right Now

Lentinula Edodes: The Ancient Shiitake

For thousands of years, the Chinese believed shiitake dispelled hunger, treated colds and nourished the circulatory system and have employed shiitakes as the mainstay of their medicine. Whereas shiitake are 83% water, they're loaded with potassium, manganese, iron, copper, niacin, and vitamins C, B1, B2, D, A and E.

March 2016
Abbott
A Healthy Age

Fitness Day 2016: Do You Measure Up?

Perhaps this upcoming day, traditionally a capstone event as part of Older Americans Month, will motivate you to improve your health and fitness.

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Vermont is the healthiest state for older adults with a 10% decrease in chronic drinking over the prior study. Other top states include New Hampshire, Minnesota, Hawaii, and Utah. (View your state rankings at www.americashealthrankings.org)

Abbott
A Healthy Age

Five Ways to Improve Your Emergency Room Visit

By day, I’m a hospital administrator. In theory, I should understand the process. My weekend visit reminded me of things I can do to get the most out of the ER.

Abbott
A Healthy Age

Long-term Care Contentment May Indeed Be a Warm Puppy

Eden proponents believe personal growth can happen at any age. Homes which feature the Eden Alternative philosophy host pets, often dogs, cats, and sometimes even an aviary with colorful birds and plants. Residents can bond with the animals, feed and care for them.

Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

5 Ways to Save Your Brain, Learn Faster and Calm Down

Acetyl L carnitine. It’s capable of repairing brain cells (neurons) and it is known to prevent age-related memory decline. It turns into acetylcholine in the brain which can help you with learning. Doctors often suggest it for stroke victims.

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