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August 2016
A Healthy Age

Can Alternative Treatments Help with Pain?

Penn’s program for cancer patients also includes acupuncture, mindfulness-based stress reduction, yoga, and massage. Physicians explained that Reiki doesn’t compete with other pain treatments. “Reiki itself does not cure cancer but it may help lead to better adherence to conventional therapies, which in turn will promote better clinical outcomes.”

A Healthy Age

When Demon Dementia Comes Calling

Dementia is a set of symptoms that may include varying degrees of memory loss, language difficulty, poor judgment, inability to concentrate, and impaired visual perception. Dementia is said to be present with two or more of these symptoms and impaired performance of everyday activities.

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We all know the cliché that dementia is not when you lose your keys, but when you can’t remember why to use them. My father loved giving my mother flowers for special celebrations or a surprise. We were all stunned when she cut the buds off a dozen roses and left the stems in the vase

A Healthy Age

WHO Changes Course on Carcinogens in Coffee

Two early studies on both elderly and adult subjects found that caffeine improves attention span, psychomotor performance and cognitive function, as well as and feelings of well-being in the elderly. The elderly appeared more sensitive to the protective effects of caffeine on declining mental performance over time than the younger subject.

Phase Three

Trouble Getting a Good Night's Sleep!

It seems to me that if you're retired, and your mind and body aren't as active as they used to be, then you're not so tired when you go to bed and restlessness may follow. On the other hand, there are retirees and older people who sleep very soundly.

Dear Pharmacist

Beware of the Sun if You Take These Drugs

Finally, just because you do not have a problem with medication now, doesn’t guarantee smooth sailing every time you take it. There are hundreds of offenders, and again my list does not mean you’ll have a reaction at all, it just means the possibility exists.

July 2016
A Healthy Age

Is Your Loved One Drinking Too Much?

Death of a spouse and loss of our longtime home or severe illness may lead to isolation or loneliness, which may up consumption. U.S. widowers over 75 have the highest rate of alcoholism. Lifestyle changes are difficult at any age.

Dear Pharmacist

10 Tips to Outsmart Allergies

Vitamin C- It’s a powerful antioxidant that prevents histamine from being made, rather than blocking its action at the cell’s doorway like a drug (antihistamine). It also reduces inflammation and helps with immune function.

Eat Right Now

Orange Juice: Say It Ain't So

Creepy on many levels, one company reformulated their healthy-heart juice adding fish oil, sardines, filthy tilapia, and fish gelatin for the Omega 3. This makes as much sense as lighting yourself on fire and running naked through a meth lab. Eating fatty fish, ground flax seeds and walnuts is infinitely better.

Amazing Peak Experiences

Tips to Remember from the Eight-Time World Memory Champion

Our ability to retrieve memories depends largely on how we organized and stored them in the first place. The art of recall is the skill by which we can make the appropriate link that leads us to the memories that we want to retrieve.


Hospice: The Last Responder

Hospice cares for all people diagnosed with a terminal illness regardless of diagnosis, race, nationality, sex, religious affiliation, availability of a caregiver, monetary worth or ability to pay. This means that no one who fits the criteria of a terminal illness and less than six months to live, is ever turned away from hospice care. All hospices are required to accept non-funded patients.

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