Category Archives: Health and Wellness

Smile Train – A Worthy Cause – My Niece and Nephew Help Bring More Awareness

My nephew and niece, Brent and Brooke, were born with cleft palates. Now all grown up, they are raising money to go with the Smile Train organization to Peru in June. They’re working to bring more awareness to the issue … Continue reading

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Dancing Improves Brain Function and Reverses Signs of Aging

I’m constantly looking for more information about preventing Alzheimer’s disease. The video below is jam-packed with information and inspiration about how dancing improves brain function and reverses signs of aging.  This is the first source I’ve come across that mentions … Continue reading

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Fun Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia – Speech for Contest

I’ve been working on a speech the past three weeks or so to compete in an upcoming Toastmasters contest. Recording myself and watching it is super helpful so I can catch any bad habits I need to work on. Slowly, … Continue reading

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Bad Stairway – Watch Your Step – Health and Wellness Wednesday

Have you ever missed a step? On a stairway? Last September George and I were on a weekend trip with two of our kids. I held onto the handrail while cautiously walking down a stairway that led into a pub. My … Continue reading

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Old, New, and Weird Facts About the Flu

Note: It is recommended that you talk to your doctor before taking new supplements or medications or starting any new health program or treatment. If you missed my post about the large study that shows Vitamin D can help prevent the … Continue reading

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Large Study Shows Vitamin D Can Help Prevent the Flu

Note: It is recommended that you talk to your doctor before taking new supplements or medications or starting any new health program or treatment.  According to an article in Medical News Today by Tim Newman, “A large-scale meta-analysis using more than 10,000 participants concludes … Continue reading

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Preventing Alzheimer’s and Dementia Part 2 – Health & Wellness Wednesday

Part 1 of Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease covered a major study published in the Journal of New England Medicine, which revealed fascinating findings about certain leisure activities that reduce our risks of developing Alzheimer’s or dementia. As if playing board games, reading, engaging … Continue reading

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Preventing Alzheimer’s Part 1 – Health and Wellness Wednesday

Recent studies show Alzheimer’s disease may soon outpace heart disease. Do you find that information as alarming as I do? Has Alzheimer’s or dementia affected someone you know? A Recent Study on Preventing Alzheimer’s Presently, there’s no known cure. However, a recent study … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole Part 3 – Mediastenoscopy and The Beach Boys Concert at Lowell High School Reunion

  Hello readers. Part 2 of this blog series covered our first visit with the thoracic surgeon, another biopsy, and celebrating 40 years of marriage. Another Procedure Monday, October 17, 2016:  Dr. G performed a mediastenoscopy by making a small incision … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole Part 2 – Another Biopsy and Celebrating Our 40th Anniversary

Time for another biopsy. Hello readers. Part 1 of this blog series covered discovery of a spot on my husband George’s lung in November of 2013 and the comedy of errors that ensued with medical testing mixups and an attempt … Continue reading

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