When does a patient simply have too many healthcare tasks each day?

When the Care Is as Burdensome as the Condition Some doctors are rethinking the treatment of chronic conditions By Edie GrossfieldHealth and Caregiving Editor May 24, 2019 Part of the AGE-FRIENDLY HEALTH CARE SPECIAL REPORT (Editor’s note: This story is part of a series for The John A. Hartford Foundation.) Harold Peterson’s* cardiologist prescribes medications for his heart … Continue reading When does a patient simply have too many healthcare tasks each day?

Knitting as a form of meditation in the office

Way back when, Rosey Grier (football player) never got grief for needlepointing, but most men simply never thought about using repetitive forms of needlework as a way of entering a meditative state and reducing stress. Finally, knitting is entering the office as an acceptable way of keeping calm in stressful situations. Turns out it's absolutely … Continue reading Knitting as a form of meditation in the office

Don’t volunteer for chickenpox — the herpes virus can also bring shingles and more

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/chickenpox-lifelong-herpes-virus-comes-serious-side-effect-n1004201 Chickenpox is a lifelong herpes virus that comes with a serious side effect Recovering from chickenpox doesn't mean the virus is gone or that the patient is immune from later serious health problems. May 11, 2019, 5:19 PM EDT By Linda Carroll The Kentucky teenager who caught chickenpox after refusing to be vaccinated for religious reasons may … Continue reading Don’t volunteer for chickenpox — the herpes virus can also bring shingles and more

Do you take Tylenol regularly? Be alert for this possible effect

https://www.theepochtimes.com/consumer-alert-tylenols-empathy-killing-properties-confirmed-in-2nd-study_2893734.html Consumer Alert: Tylenol’s Empathy-Killing Properties Confirmed in 2nd Study BY SAYER JI May 2, 2019 Updated: May 6, 2019 Share     Two highly concerning clinical studies in four years reveal that Tylenol not only kills the pain but human empathy as well, adding soul-deadening properties to its well-known list of serious side effects. When will we learn? Synthetic, patented … Continue reading Do you take Tylenol regularly? Be alert for this possible effect

Air pollution harmful to much more than breathing

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2019/may/17/air-pollution-may-be-damaging-every-organ-and-cell-in-the-body-finds-global-review? Revealed: air pollution may be damaging ‘every organ in the body’   Exclusive: Comprehensive analysis finds harm from head to toe, including dementia, heart and lung disease, fertility problems and reduced intelligence Damian CarringtonEnvironment editor Fri 17 May 2019 11.00 GMT Air pollution may be damaging every organ and virtually every cell in the … Continue reading Air pollution harmful to much more than breathing

Early signs of Parkinson’s disease

The expense of health care in the US more or less dictates how much preventive care you can afford. Sometimes tho, a bit of education can help you determine whether it's worth checking a particular problem so as to begin that care early. CNN has a nice video at the beginning of this article if … Continue reading Early signs of Parkinson’s disease

Millennials, you’ll miss us boomers when you’re gone (in addition to hating what we’ve left you)

As someone on the leading edge of the Baby Boomer generation, I'm quite used to the largely justified disdain and even disgust with my generation from those younger. We did do some things well tho -- among them, espouse wild and unlikely positions with masses of (mostly) non-violent protest.  I'm thrilled by those still in … Continue reading Millennials, you’ll miss us boomers when you’re gone (in addition to hating what we’ve left you)