I’ve been dodging that pesky virus for over a year now, but I finally got my turn at the vaccine. What can I (and you) expect?… Read more
I had my semi-annual visit to my pulmonology specialist yesterday and she recommended a “daily maintenance inhaler” to replace the as-needed inhaler I’ve been using. Do you know what I found out?… Read more
I’ve been wearing eye-glasses for about 55 years. So when I saw a chance to ditch ’em, I went for it.… Read more
On April 10th this, year I finished 100 days of no alcohol. Here is what happened.
I retired on August 24th, 2017 and maybe some of my experiences from the first year will help others in their pre-retirement planning.
Neuroscientists have successfully carried out studies suggesting that, if started early enough, a daily regimen of the non-prescription NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) ibuprofen can prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
Your teeth and gums are just as important to your well-being as any other part of your body.
Why does Medicare coverage exclude this?… Read more
A low-fat diet may protect the aging brain against inflammation-related activation of microglia, according to a new study of, naturally, mice. It’s always mice.
I can relate. When I was working, I had a lot of trouble getting to sleep. I would be sleepy when I went to bed, but then I’d just lay there and start waking up. After an hour or so, I’d be wide awake and stay that way until three or four in the morning.… Read more
New research recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society explores the benefits of exercising for delaying Alzheimer’s disease.… Read more
New research suggests that regular high-intensity physical activity may help to keep disease progression in check.
Researchers at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, reveal what intense, 20-minute bouts of exercise can do for our memory.
A NASA study discovered that extensive time in space changes astronauts on a genetic level. So much for my dream of retiring on the Moon!… Read more
If, like me, you suffer from acid reflux or GERD, you might be taking this to prevent the symptoms.
If so, there are some things you should know about it.
While memory loss is an early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, its presence doesn’t necessarily indicate Alzheimer’s disease.… Read more
While shopping for soup yesterday, I noticed an alarming amount of sodium in this can of Chunky Something Soup.
One can of these is supposed to be two servings; but who of us usually eats the whole can? Me, that’s who, and if you notice, the whole … Read more
Up to 40 percent of all cancers can be related to obesity, according to some new research.… Read more
Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung, which primarily affects the small air sacs known as alveoli. It is usually caused by infection with viruses or bacteria and less commonly by other microorganisms, certain medications and conditions such as autoimmune diseases. Pneumonia affects approximately 450 million people globally and results in about 4 million … Read more
Researchers suggest that sodium, which we get through salt, could increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults.… Read more
Two new studies conducted in mice (it’s always mice, isn’t it?) , came to the same conclusion: the ketogenic, or “keto,” diet may improve memory in old age as well as prolong lifespan.… Read more
One of the brutal truths of Medicare policy: Patients can be hospitalized for days, can undergo exams and tests, can receive drugs — without ever officially being admitted to the hospital. Instead, they’re “under observation,” which means they’re outpatients, not inpatients. And that can bring financial hardships — including lack of coverage for subsequent nursing … Read more
Can the Lambada lift your libido?
Can the Macarena mitigate the madness?
Can the boogaloo belay the blues?
Apparently, there is some truth to this.… Read more
Coffee is the proof that there is magic in the world. Every morning, I pour hot water over these magic beans and they help to bring me back to life.… Read more
Lack of vitamin D can cause a whole host of problems in anyone.… Read more