From the monthly archives: March 2017

As America grays, healthy aging becomes essential. Physical activity or exercise is an important piece of this. Getting regular exercise of just 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week has been linked to a reduction in heart disease, cancer, falls and cognitive impairment due to dementia, including Alzheimer-type dementia.

The physical […]

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According to one of the latest surveys regarding hearing aid purchasing and satisfaction, one of the two main reasons consumers give for not purchasing hearing aids is the cost – and rightfully so. Premium hearing aids purchased from a private practice hearing aid center can cost upwards of $7000 for the pair. Many patients either […]

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Food… I’ve had a love-hate relationship with food ever since I was a kid. I was allergic to wheat and not allowed sugar as a hyperactive kid. That didn’t leave me with too many options because wheat and sugar were in almost every food product when I grew up. I’ve had to test many different […]

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It’s Spring But…..

On March 21, 2017 By

Yesterday, two advertisements in a magazine for older readers crossed my path.  Each was encouraging older persons to dress in a manner that welcomes Spring and the change of season. Although their hair was mostly gray, the women in the ad looked rather youthful and they were shown involved and active in outdoor activities. They […]

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Honk Like a Girl

On March 14, 2017 By

Someone cut in front of me, so I honked at him. It wasn’t much of a honk, more like a honklette. So I said to myself, “You honk like a girl.” “Like a girl”! Where did that come from? I thought about the video I had seen, “Always #LikeAGirl” and was ashamed of how […]

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With so many ways to manage your health, sometimes adopting a “healthy lifestyle” can seem overwhelming. If there’s one change you have time to make, it’s this: Shift to a whole-foods, plant-based approach to eating. This is the most impactful way to turn back the clock and extend your health span!

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The report MetLife Report on American Grandparents revealed that 1 in 10 households is headed by a grandparent with at least one grandchild living there. The study reports that part of the reason for this is high rates of unemployment among the children’s parents. Interestingly, in 1980 there were only 28 million Americans living in […]

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The Art of War is a series of essays written over 2,400 years ago by Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu. It has been referenced as a guide for how many now conduct themselves in business, sports or any competitive endeavor, and tucked within its pages on military strategy are gems for managing health risks, including […]

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