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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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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7 Medical Tests and Treatments You May Not Really Need

Posted April 10, 2012
The AARP voices concern over some overused, unnecessary procedures that happen in the doctors office.  Have you felt you were tested for something you didn't really need?  It's always hard to question doctors, I know.  Maybe their article will be a helpful read! 7 Medical Tests and Treatments You May Not Really Need Think twice before getting these procedures or meds by: Elizabeth Agnvall | from: AARP Bulletin | April 4, 2012 The exercise stress test that's part of your yearly physical. The MRI you got when you threw out your back moving the couch. The antibiotics you took for your sinus infection. You ...
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Innovative music therapies engage seniors

Posted April 9, 2012
Here's wonderful article written by Sandra Hoban over at Long Term Living Magazine on the theraputic nature of music.  Enjoy! Innovative music therapies engage seniors March 22, 2012 by Sandra Hoban, Executive Editor What if you could hear your favorite songs at the press of a button? Isn’t this a wonderful way to reconnect with the past and bring it into the present? Or create your own music with the wave of a wand, tapping your imagination. iPods and  laser beams are 21st-century tools that provide that therapeutic edge at Bethany Village, located near Mechanicsburg, Penna.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE
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Identifying Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted April 4, 2012
I know...we talked tennis yesterday & now arthritis!  I promise I'm not trying to scare anyone away from tennis, but I saw this and thought it would be good to share this comparision, between arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.  I had no idea that rheumatoid affected your joints symmetrically. A big thanks to CSN 50 and Better for sharing this comparison!   Identifying Rheumatoid Arthritis Although rheumatoid arthritis symptoms can occur in people of all ages, its effects on the elderly can be especially debilitating. Diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis can be done by studying the symptoms, but another more conclusive method includes blood work ...
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