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Dec 9, 2020

Practical Gift Ideas for Arthritis Sufferers

10 Ways To Protect Your Joints This Winter! The Problem: Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, is often considered to be a normal part of aging. Usually by the age of forty our joints, especially those which are weight bearing (lower spine, hips, knees, ankles, feet) begin to show signs of wear and tear. […]

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Dec 1, 2020

THE TRUTH ABOUT CAFFEINE

Most of us are all too familiar with someone in our family or workplace that can bedescribed as a hyperactive or high energy person. I am sure members of my family orcoworkers in my office are thinking that this statement is a self-description.Consequently, based on doctor’s advice, it is best to limit me to one […]

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Nov 25, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

November is also Native American Heritage Month! Happy Thanksgiving! Like most of you, I am most thankful for the love and support of my family and friends. I am also very thankful for health and wellness. But this year, the year of the global pandemic which has limited my access to the warm hugs and […]

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Nov 18, 2020

SCREENING FOR LUNG CANCER SAVES LIVES!

Lung Cancer is a deadly disease. Until recently, there was not an effective and safe screening test. A chest X-ray, often used only after patients developed symptoms, discovered the disease when it was in its late stages. This is about to change. Those who are at high risk for lung cancer can now be screened annually using low-dose spiral CT scans

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Nov 11, 2020

Don't Let COVID Get You Down

Exercise and be Happy! Part II of II Last week in Part I on Depression I discussed the importance of laughter for the prevention of depression. In this column, I will discuss one of the most understated benefits of exercise – mental health! Specifically, aerobic exercise (exercise that increases your heart rate for 30 minutes […]

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Nov 3, 2020

Don’t Let Covid get you down…

Laugh and Walk Your Way to Happiness! Part I of II It has been 9 long months living with COVID 19! Most of us are weary and tired of social distancing, wearing masks, visiting with family from a distance or virtually. We miss the hugs and kisses of our family and friends. While it is […]

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Oct 28, 2020

ELDER ABUSE – Risk Factors and Interventions

Part II of II It is difficult to take care of a senior with many needs. The demands of care-giving can create situations in which abuse is more likely to occur. Even though many non-professional care-givers consider their role to be satisfying and enriching, the responsibilities can be extremely stressful. This stress can escalate, especially […]

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Oct 28, 2020

ELDER ABUSE…DEVASTATING AND UNREPORTED

Despite such devastating consequences, most elder abuse goes unreported because of fear or lack of knowledge

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Oct 14, 2020

Walk Your Worries Away

Recent studies suggest that walking stimulates our creative mind is at its most creative at three miles per hour, the speed of a moderately paced stroll. Stanford University researchers divided participants into two groups: walkers and sitters. They then administered a test designed to measure creativity. They found that creative thinking was “consistently and significantly” higher for the walkers than the sitters. It didn’t take a lot of walking to boost creativity, either—anywhere from 5 to 16 minutes.

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Oct 5, 2020

COVID WEIGHT GAIN?

Mindful eating, also referred to as intuitive eating, is based on Buddhist teachings which focus on the experience of eating, AND ENJOYING, our food.

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