Great New Memory Care Company in MI

  There’s a new memory care company opening in Michigan.  Check out the new web site for Beacon Square, part of the Pomeroy Living family of communities and care.

Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil: A Multi-Purpose Super Food (Though Not Everyone’s Convinced) (via sustainablog) Writer’s Note: Please check with your healthcare provider before consuming coconut oil to ensure it’s safe for you. We are almost to the end of January; how are you doing with keeping your New Year’s resolutions? Like you, I have a list of […]

A Source for Advice about Medical Info You May Need

For a growing number of the population, taking prescription drugs on a regular schedule and/or receiving a joint implant is an important piece to maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.

Men Love Competitive Sports in a Different Way than Women

 You’ve probably heard the term “football-baseball-golf widow,” meaning “the men” are gone for an entire day (or weekend, or week) to participate in and/or watch sports. And even if they’re not gone — they might still be in the house watching their favorite sport on TV — it can feel like they’re gone. I understand there […]

On Taking a Breath

As I reflect on the New Year’s advice and resolutions landing in my inbox, I wonder if the best thing some of us could do is simply to slow down and take a breath.

Cuomo Approves Medical Marijuana for NY

NY governor authorizes medical marijuana (via AFP) New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday he will authorize the medical use of marijuana, making his the 21st US state to do so and one of the biggest. Cuomo, a Democrat who has in the past opposed such a measure, announced a limited pilot…

I’m a Rat Rod. What are You?

Recently I discovered that rebuilding cars is a great metaphor for my life today. A few years ago, I discovered I had a heart valve problem. Being a car guy, I liken my heart valves to the valves in a car engine.

A Thought for the New Year from Richard Moss

I am a fan of Dr. Richard Moss, author of How Shall I Live and The Black Butterfly. Dr. Moss is a man whose work and facilitation has literally helped to save or lengthen the lives of people I love. He is simply….extraordinary.

Silent Killer Blows to the Head

Talk and die: The invisible threat from brain injuries (via AFP) Blows to the head can be silent killers for which swift diagnosis is often the only recourse, say doctors. Even if there is no damage to the outside of the head, the impact may inflict catastrophic damage to the brain inside, they say. Because […]

Looking Down at the Grass, Not Up at the Roots

As my readers know, whatever questions or random thoughts come to my mind on any given day can become a topic for this blog. Today I am thinking about my recent stint in the “Horse Pital” – which is “hospital” for those who don’t speak “Gary”. I just got my invoice and I have MANY questions.

Do Knee Replacements Work for Everyone?

Orthopedic surgeon: Knee surgery not helpful for some (via CNN Video) Orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Jevsevar discusses the findings of a Finnish study on the effectiveness of knee surgery.

FDA Wants to Eliminate Trans Fat

FDA moves to cut out trans fats: Headline video (via Los Angeles Times Video) The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday moved to potentially eliminate trans fat from all processed foods to help prevent heart attacks and heart disease. For more: SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE VIDEOS AND NEWS…

Final Chapter: A Daughter’s Experience of Her Mother’s Dying

All hopped up on sugar, she was chattier than usual. She thought I was her mother and was so happy I was there with her. I knew she hadn’t been eating much, if anything, most days but this day and this mood offered me some hope that she was not declining.

Tighter Controls on Painkillers

US seeks tighter controls on certain painkillers (via AFP) The US Food and Drug Administration recommended tighter controls on how doctors prescribe the most commonly used narcotic painkillers, in a bid to stop abuse. The move would allow widely abused opioid analgesic drugs containing the narcotic hydrocodone…

Why is HIV Rising in Older Adults?

The Rise of HIV in Older Adults (via Featured Article,HIV/AIDS,Sexual Health by R. GellerOctober 22, 2013 More than one-third of HIV-positive individuals in the U.S. are over age 50. What accounts for the rise in HIV among older adults? Dealing with frequent, minor illnesses…