Friday, October 31, 2014

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Christine Kennard

Christine Kennard, Health Pro


Cold Sores and Alzheimer's - The Connection

This month various news outlets have been trumpeting the announcement of an increased risk of dementia if you’re prone to cold sores. Like so many news announcements that sensationalize information the revelations to come out of Umea University in Sweden actually follow a track of research that has been going on for the past 25 years or... Read moreChevron

posted 10/31/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

A Beginner’s Guide to RA: NSAIDs

Once you get a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the next thing that happens is usually that the doctor gives you a prescription for one or more medications. This can feel quite intimidating — what do the medications do? What about side effects? And wouldn’t it be better to not take pills? This is the first of a three-part... Read moreChevron

posted 10/29/2014, comments (0)|
Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide

Author, blogger and eldercare columnist

Dementia Service Dogs an Idea That Needs Support

Most of us are aware of service dogs, especially guide dogs for people with sight impairment, because we see them around our communities. These dogs are not pets. They are working animals and are allowed wherever the person they serve goes.

Increasingly, other service dogs are being trained to help people with impaired hearing,... Read moreChevron

Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide


Small Diet Changes Can Bring Big Health Benefits for Older Women

Reaching menopause is a good time to assess your life. One of the most important things to look at is the quality of diet since that what you eat can have a major effect on your health.

For instance, the Mayo Clinic encourages you to consider the Mediterranean diet. Studies have shown that this type of diet is associated with a... Read moreChevron

posted 10/27/2014, comments (0)|

Fighting Fatigue: Small Changes Can Make A Difference!

It is Sunday afternoon. Both televisions are tuned to football games.  Everyone is asleep in the house, except for me.  Even my little Toy Fox Pinscher is sleeping.  Sadie must be dreaming of running in a field or some other canine delight.  Her little... Read moreChevron

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