Sunday, January 21, 2018

This Old Heart of Mine – Part II

March 5th, 2007

Now that it\’s still early in the New Year, many of you (me too) are determined to change your current lifestyle to one that is healthier. And the first move you may make toward that goal is to get to the gym/personal trainer/dance class/yoga or Pilates instructor or to the exercise equipment store. But hold it just a second – isn\’t there something important you\’re forgetting? In last month\’s column, Part I concerning your heart, I mentioned that if you haven\’t recently or ever had a physical exam, an EKG, and other cardiac tests your healthcare provider... Read More

THIS OLD HEART OF MINE – PART I

February 1st, 2007

If several Baby Boomer women gathered together and were asked to name the one disease which is their greatest health fear, most would probably say breast cancer. But the statistics show that we should be just as, if not more, frightened of heart disease (coronary heart disease, or CHD). While 44,000 women will die from breast cancer this year, 500,000 will die of CHD, which is also the number one killer of both women and men. CHD ranks first among all disease categories in hospital discharges for women. And cardiovascular disease, which includes coronary heart disease, stroke, and other diseases... Read More

Integrative Medicine

December 7th, 2006

Integrative Medicine is becoming something of great interest to baby boomers. It offers a wide variety of treatments and options that are based on health, healing and prevention. What exactly is Integrative Medicine? Most people think that Integrative Medicine is simply the combination of complementary and traditional medical therapies. However, it is much more than that. Integrative medicine focuses on healing and wellness with the knowledge that the body has an innate ability to heal itself. The patient-provider relationship is extremely important in the integrative model, and it is... Read More

Seasonal Skin Care

November 14th, 2006

With the coming of colder weather, your wardrobe is not the only thing you should be adjusting. You may already have experienced the need to change more than just summer linens to wool sweaters. So what am I talking about already? Your skincare regimen. This may seem obvious to you. Colder weather causes the skin to dry out more, right? Of course. But you may have also noticed that as you\’ve gotten older, your skin feels drier than it used to – and all year long. That\’s definitely not just your imagination, but a fact of what happens as skin ages and the body loses estrogen.... Read More

Preventing “Brain Drain”

September 15th, 2006

Now that the(supposedly) relaxed pace of summer has come to a close, and everyone is getting geared up for returning to classes, work, and volunteer activities, we\’ve reached the time of year when our brains are at risk for system overload. You know what this means – more stress on our already fragile memories. And since memory of recent events is affected before memory of long past events, our daily activities can be immediately impacted by this forgetfulness. Every time I forget a name or a password, I worry that I could be literally losing my mind. The fear of dementia is never too... Read More

Welcome!

August 1st, 2006

Warmest greetings to our fellow Baby Boomer Women! Or should we say, our HOTTEST greetings, given the temperatures this summer?! (Our very first piece of advice: do not go anywhere this summer without a bottle of water. Dehydration can sneak up on you very quickly) We wanted to take the opportunity in our first column for this newsletter to introduce ourselves, tell you how excited we are to be here, and let you in on our philosophies for maintaining good health and achieving longevity in this wonderful, though challenging, time of our lives. First, some housekeeping (probably the only kind that... Read More

Welcome!

August 1st, 2006

Warmest greetings to our fellow Baby Boomer Women! Or should we say, our HOTTEST greetings, given the temperatures this summer?! (Our very first piece of advice: do not go anywhere this summer without a bottle of water. Dehydration can sneak up on you very quickly) We wanted to take the opportunity in our first column for this newsletter to introduce ourselves, tell you how excited we are to be here, and let you in on our philosophies for maintaining good health and achieving longevity in this wonderful, though challenging, time of our lives. First, some housekeeping (probably the only kind that... Read More