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June 2016
Abbott
A Healthy Age

Fighting Parkinson’s Symptoms by Thinking and Training Out of the Box

Regular exercise in this manner may, according to RSB, improve range of motion, flexibility, posture, gait, and activities of daily living. A study from Cleveland Clinic even suggests that intense forced exercise may slow disease progression, as well as ease symptoms.

Abbott
A Healthy Age

Keeping Yourself Safe from Medical Errors

Not afraid yet? Dr. Makary told the newspaper, “It boils down to people dying from the care that they receive rather than the disease for which they are seeking care.”

Abbott
A Healthy Age

When Does Collecting Become Hoarding?

Collectors have a sense of pride about their items. Hoarders may be embarrassed. Collectors display items. Hoarders hide items.

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Most of us are not going to be card-carrying hoarders. We can, however, do our children a favor, and stop taking tangible, dust-catching gifts at a certain point. My family knows if “I can’t eat, smell, or spend it, don’t give it to me.”

Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

Cooking Oils Are Not All Good for You

This is one of my favorite oils because you can use it at high temperatures, the flavor is mild and it contains antioxidants like vitamin E. It has both omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Do not confuse tea seed oil with the essential oil of “tea tree” which cannot be ingested.

Fowler
Eat Right Now

Romancing the Farmer's Market (The Celestial Apothecary)

Watch in awe the variety change in harmony with the season, like when stone fruit, apples, pumpkins and cider begin to appear. Growing food and supporting local farmers markets are karmic ways to serve Mother Earth while obtaining the freshest, most nourishing energy-packed, health-creating produce.

May 2016
Abbott
A Healthy Age

Planning for the Dreaded Colonoscopy

Make your bathroom as comfortable as possible, for quality time on your throne. Bring your phone, a good book, tablet, and your drinking glass. Use a straw; it makes the medicine go down as Mary Poppins said, even if it is not “in the most delightful way.”

Abbott
A Healthy Age

Sepsis Brings Untimely Death of Patty Duke

While we do not know the events that led up to Duke’s illness, medicine tells us that sepsis is of particular risk to older adults. Many of us have compromised immune systems from other disease states. We may not recognize the symptoms.

Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

How Aspirin Stops Nerve Pain

Recognizing what your neuropathy stems from is critical to you getting well. For some, it is due to a vitamin deficiency.

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.

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