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How We Choose What We Eat

There are so many things to think about other than taste and time involved when we choose our food. Some questions we might ask are: How far did this food travel to arrive at my table? According to Good Housekeeping’s The Daily Green, our food travels an average of 2000 miles via planes, trains, trucks […]

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Stye in My Eye and What I Learned

I recently had a stye in my eye. I have had them a few times in my life, but not very often. It started as an irritation in my right eye. At first, I would try to rub it, but that made it more irritated and uncomfortable. I learned to leave it alone. Initially, I […]

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Facts About Heart Disease

In case you didn’t know, heart disease is still the number one cause of death in America. Here are some other interesting facts about heart disease. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in women and men. Heart disease has been the number one cause of death every year since 1900 in the […]

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Medical Tourist Impressed With Experience in India

I had surgery in Chennai, India in July 2007 because it was a less-invasive, more sophisticated option than I could have had here. It was a bonus that my out of pocket cost – even including roundtrip, business class airfare – was less than the 20% co-pay + deductible that I would have paid here […]

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How to Help Stroke Victims through Medical Tourism

I am helping with a documentary about Devin Death, a champion body builder (epitome of good health) who after a debilitating stroke and the rejection of the US Health Care System, utilized medical tourism by going to China for treatment. His brother, Doug Dearth, documented the whole thing and created the Documentary _9000 Needles. At […]

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Creative Problem Solving when Dealing with Dementia

We moved my mother from Texas to Arizona to be closer to us. She wasn’t thrilled with the idea, but with clear symptoms of dementia, it was the wise thing to do. Even though she doesn’t live with us, I’m dealing with dementia on a daily basis. People often talk about the pain of coping […]

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History of Medicare

Dr. Tom McCleary delivered an informative talk about the history of Medicare at the Prescott Adult Center recently. Medicare is a relatively newcomer to the line of entitlement programs. It was a established in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson as a safety for older Americans. According t Dr. McCleary the medical landscape has changed […]

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Foods to Avoid

Foods to Avoid As Part of Healthy Aging

Okay, I know you know the list of unhealthy foods. But, it’s nice to be reminded once in awhile and seriously take a look at what we’re eating. Part of the problem that we face, particularly in the United States, is the ease of convenience. I remember my mother making macaroni and cheese from scratch. […]

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Doctor My Eyes

  It was a humbling experience. Lately here in Mexico, I have been spending a good deal of time at the ophthalmologist’s office having tests done on my eyes. This is something I find to be less than comfortable: Someone poking around so close to my face, touching my eyes, putting in various colored drops, […]

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Keep Moving for Healthy Aging

Important Health Information for Seniors about Physical Activity

According to fitness coach Tom Manfredi of fitness-after-50.com, after 14 years and studying 123,000 people he says: “So, even if we get 60 minutes of exercise per day, if we sit for the remaining 15 waking hours in a day, that sitting may override the good benefits derived from the exercise.” This makes sense, but […]

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