Recently, I’ve found two new exercise role models (and one that I admired four years ago) who are all middle-age women. This trio continue to push themselves physically as they age and seem to have found the fountain of youth. I think you'll find them equally as inspiring.
Sadly, an era ended yesterday. Dara Torres didn’t qualify for the Olympics. Why is that important? Well, you see, this would have been Dara’s sixth Olympics. At the age of 45, she was edged out of qualifying by a whopping nine-hundredths of a second in the 50-meter freestyle in the Olympic qualifying swim meet. She was beaten by a 25-year-old and a 26-year-old.
In a story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Torres admitted that her body has had difficulty recovering from the strain of swimming qualifying races and a final. “Mentally it’s been so tough the past couple years with having more bad workouts than good workouts and going to meets and not being able to go faster at...
I am 52, oxygen. asthema, and severe copd. I have started to have very sharp very painful stabbing pain on left side of my head temple area, almost above the ear. it stabs very quickly without warning. for a few seconds to a minute, then goes away for about 10 mintues and then it happens again. It started this morning. what can it be? Vonnie.
What you're describing could be ice pick headaches. You can find more information in Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics . That said, nobody can confirm that via the Internet, so you really should see your doctor about these pains.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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This is supposed to be the " Decade of Pain Control and Research ." There's even a law that says so, but patients in pain would never know it. There are times when it seems that the "war on drugs" has turned into a war on patients in pain and the doctors who would like to prescribe for them. In 2004, the DEA issued a document, Prescription Pain Medications: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for Health Care Professionals, and Law Enforcement Personnel . But as soon as attorneys for Dr. William Hurwitz, a doctor who was being persecuted -- errr, ummmmm prosecuted -- over his prescribing of pain medications, notified the prosecuting attorney that this document would be used in his defense, the DEA suddenly withdrew the document. Karen Lee Richards, an expert on our ChronicPainConnection site has written a thought provoking piece I hope you'll read, Pain Patients Should Not be the Victims in the War on Drugs .
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