A Week of Better Health, Day 4: Top 7 Natural Cold Remedies: Do They Work?

Posted April 26, 2012
Chances are if you haven't yet yourself gotten a cold this Spring, you know someone who has.  It's most definately that time of year: when tempatures fluctuate at remarkable speeds and the pollen is flying everywhere.  So here's to finding some natural ways to curb the cold!   Lead writer: Amanda Gardner Bob Martin says he hasn't caught a cold in years, not since he discovered echinacea and goldenseal. For the past decade, the 60-year-old teacher from Placitas, N.M., has taken the herbal supplements in megadoses three times a day at the first sign of a sniffle. Now he only gets sick ...
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A Week of Better Health, Day 3: 5 Energy-Boosting Snacks

Posted April 25, 2012
We are half way through our week & this is about the time when I start to feel the Wednesday Slump. Can you relate?  I thought a post focusing on energy would do us all some good at this point. I think my favorite is the banana & peanut butter combo!  What's your favorite energy-boosting snack?    Snacks with staying power If you're fighting the urge to nap on your desk after lunch, then maybe that midday cup of coffee just isn't cutting it. Stave off the afternoon slump by swapping your caffeine for one of these five light, low-cal ...
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A Week of Better Health, Day 2: 5 Home Remedies for Heartburn

Posted April 24, 2012
Natural heartburn remedies By Caroline Murray Nothing ruins a great meal as much as a painful bout of heartburn. Although over-the-counter meds are often effective, home remedies might help without the trip to the pharmacy.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE
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A Week of Better Health, Day 1: 10 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

Posted April 23, 2012
Not only am I excited about dedicating a week of posts to better health, but I'm anxious to see what good stuff I can unearth & share with you all.  I hope you are looking forward to it too.  For Day 1, we'll start with a post on lowering blood pressure.  Young or less-young, we can all benefit from these tips provided by Health.com. Please let me know if there's something specific you'd like to know more about during out Better Health Week & I'll be glad to dig that topic up.  Cheers, to good health! How to lower blood pressure ...
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Parkinson’s Disease: Tips for Dealing with Common Symptoms

Posted April 20, 2012
Aging Care provides some scenarios & solutions for those who have a loved one dealing with Parkinson's:   Parkinson’s Disease: Tips for Dealing with Common Symptoms By Anne-Marie Botek The symptoms of Parkinson's disease can be frustratingly disruptive to a senior's daily life, even in the early stages of the ailment.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE
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Why Won’t They Get Hearing Aids?

Posted April 19, 2012
Does this "sound" familiar?  I'm sure many can relate to this New Old Age article on trying to convince a loved one to check their hearing out.  If that it the case, maybe this will help. Why Won’t They Get Hearing Aids? By SUSAN SELIGERWhile visiting my parents recently, I overheard a conversation between them that went something like this. Mom, in the dining room: “Did you take out the trash?” Dad, in the living room: “I have plenty of cash. What do you need money for?”   To continue reading the entire article click HERE  
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Discussing Caregiving with Your Boss

Posted April 18, 2012
How do you balance your job & caregiving?  Aging Care addresses ways to handle discussing this delicate matter with your boss & the stress that can come with it.   Discussing Caregiving with Your Boss By Candace Rotolo, March 19, 2012 It's never easy being a caregiver. But when you add the title "full-time employee" to your duties, it can be overwhelming. How do you balance the needs of your loved one and make sure there is a regular paycheck to help you finance that care?   To continue reading the entire article click HERE
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Caring For An Elder From Far Away: Geriatric Care Managers

Posted April 16, 2012
Insightful article on what steps to take in case you find yourself miles away for your loved one that may need your help. Caring For An Elder From Far Away: Geriatric Care Managers by Terry Weaver, M.P.S., A.C.C. As an adult, balancing work and elder care can be a challenge whether your parent lives next door or out of state. Add children to this, and the situation becomes compounded. Legal, financial and long-term planning for elder care is crucial, and long distance caregivers need to prepare for travel and time off from work...   To continue reading the entire article click ...
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18 Things We Can Now Tell Our Kids

Posted April 13, 2012
I thought it was time for another fun post.  Remember this one?  The AARP has some great lists in their personal growth section of their website! I also wanted to take a moment to express my thanks & gratitude for all that I'm learning through this blog.  All this makes me feel more connected to my very own Grandparents, Cecil & Lois, who live hundreds of miles away.  It's been way too long since I've seen them & they are the best Grandparents a girl could ask for.  This particluar post has me thinking of some advice my Grandma gave me when I ...
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