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Tips for caregivers

February 11, 2013

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by Sharyle Price —  Every day, more than 50 million Americans provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend, according to the National Family Caregivers Association. In spite of this large number, people routinely underestimate the amount of time they may spend as a family caregiver. All told, the average […]

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Dissolving your own cataracts

February 11, 2013

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by Julia Busch —  Can cataract-laden lenses be cleared without surgery? They can, according to Russian research where eye drops containing the amino acid n-alpha-acetyl-carnosine (NAC) causes cataracts to “melt” like snow. Reversal starts from the edges to gradually make the lens more transparent. Measurable results can occur in as little as one month. However, […]

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Think ahead when traveling with your medications

December 28, 2012

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by Cynthia J. Fagyas —  When traveling, keep in mind that it may not be the delayed flight or backup on the interstate that spoils your vacation. It may be failing to carefully consider which supplements and medications you need when traveling, and how to ensure they arrive safely at your destination. Medications, and the […]

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Unconditional family love

December 25, 2012

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by John F. Demartini —  Consider the balance in your life. First, though, let’s take a look at the fundamental social dynamic called the family to determine whether function or dysfunction, order or disorder, reigns. At a superficial glance, it might appear that many if not most families are dysfunctional. However, when viewed from a […]

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After 50 … “What’s next?”

November 19, 2012

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by Nancy Montani —  A new day is dawning for retirement. The old vision of gold watches and rocking chairs is a thing of the past.  The term that was associated with “being put out to pasture” in times past, is now having new life breathed into it, thanks to the baby boomers. Did you […]

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Vitamins Yes, Drugs No

November 6, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Few subjects are as controversial as the value of food supplements. I used to believe, as physicians are trained to believe, that most food supplements are rarely needed, especially if one eats well. However, after extensive reading, personal experience and reports from thousands of patients, I am convinced of the […]

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Factors to consider when providing caregiving at home

October 2, 2012

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by David Mitchell —  Consider these different scenarios: After a hip fracture, your mother has trouble getting around and she never gets back to her old self. The doctors say your father has Alzheimer’s disease. Your aunt decides not to undergo further treatment for her cancer, and she is expected to live only about six […]

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Herbs for health and libido

September 28, 2012

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by Julia Busch —  Natural, inexpensive, powerful and free of pharmaceutical side-effects, herbs have long been recognized as sexual enhancers, improving libido and sexual function in both men and women. However, the following substances appear to improve overall health and comfort levels as well. Blended into synergetic compounds, they increase in potency. Maca (Peruvian ginseng) […]

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How to talk with an aging parent about driving

September 24, 2012

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by Cynthia J. Fagyas —  Americans of all ages love their cars. Cars give us mobility and freedom, as well as a sense of safety, privacy, convenience and comfort. In many communities, a car is essential because there are few or no alternative forms of transportation. However, physical changes associated with aging, such as reduction […]

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Support for family caregivers a must

September 18, 2012

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by Dr. Leonard Kirschner —  Millions of adults often juggle work and family in order to provide caregiving to an aged and/or ailing loved one. It is estimated that the economic value of family caregiving in the U.S. was about $350 billion for 2006. The economic value of these services in Arizona is estimated to […]

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“Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”

September 14, 2012

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by Marc Katz —  A few years ago there was a commercial whose tagline proclaimed, “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” As we age, we are faced with a different series of problems than those we faced in our youth, the most prevalent of which is falling, sometimes fatally. Falls are becoming more […]

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FDA admits mercury fillings may be unsafe

September 7, 2012

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In a dramatic reversal, the FDA has modified its long-standing assertion that mercury in dental fillings is completely harmless. This comes in the wake of a class-action lawsuit settlement in June 2008. Amalgam fillings have a silver color and are about 50 percent mercury. They release toxic mercury vapors into the mouth which are absorbed […]

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Exercise for seniors

August 31, 2012

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by Rick Barnabo —  While talking about exercise with seniors, some of the objections I most often hear are: “It’s too late,” “It’s not safe” or “I have a chronic illness.” So, is it too late? Is it safe? Should you exercise with a chronic illness? Research has shown that people of all ages benefit […]

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