Posts by Barry

vaping

Vaping Once Considered Safe, Now Causing Severe Respiratory Illness

Vaping, once considered a safe alternative to smoking tobacco, is now causing severe respiratory illness, even death.   Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. These devices include not just e-cigarettes, but also vape pens and advanced personal vaporizers…

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high cost

High Cost Prescription Drugs Prevent Seniors From Taking Their Medicine

The high cost of prescription drugs is pushing many Americans away from taking their medicine. They are ignoring doctors’ orders to take their medications according to the schedule.   The statistics are worrisome. Twenty eight percent of pre-Medicare-age adults are not adhering to their prescriptions as written. Instead, they’re asking for cheaper drugs, generics, or…

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eating plans

Eating Plans: So Many Diets, Which One Is Best For Me?

Eating plans are everywhere you look. For example, there is low carb, low fat, Mediterranean, keto, vegetarian — and many, many more. It seems that not a day goes by without someone coming out with a brand new diet plan. To say this is confusing is an understatement. Meanwhile, Americans are getting fatter and fatter.…

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state legislatures

State Legislatures Taking Charge In Lowering Prescription Drug Prices

State Legislatures continue to lead the charge against the runaway costs of prescription drug prices. Consumers all over the United States are demanding relief. Indeed, in the last two weeks, three more States have passed measures to improve drug price efficiency.   In 2019 alone, 21 state legislatures have passed laws that are designed to…

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belly fat

Belly Fat Can Give You Serious Health Problems, Remove It!

Belly fat, unlike fat located anywhere else on your body, should greatly concern you. The reason for concern is its proximity to major organs in your midsection.   Located in the abdominal cavity, belly fat is linked to several major health problems.  It’s linked to an increased risk for metabolic diseases, including insulin resistance, high…

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The Aging Brain: High Blood Pressure Kills Brain Cells

The aging brain is the focus of intensive study by the National Institute on Aging (NIA).   One area of interest to NIA researchers is the affect of high blood pressure on the cognitive ability of senior citizens. Specifically, what affect does hypertension have on the possible development of brain illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease…

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Stroke Risk Factors You May Not Be Aware Of, Find Out Now

Stroke risk prevention methods such as cholesterol medications, normal blood pressure levels, no smoking and regular exercise, are well known by most citizens. But, did you know there are also several other stroke prevention things you can do, that are not as well known? Indeed there are, and we will list some of them in…

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driving safely

Driving Safely and Alzheimer’s Disease: Is it Possible?

Driving safely means obeying all traffic laws and obligations. You need to be alert at all times, think clearly, and make the correct decisions. For example, if you’re tired, then don’t drive — let someone else do it, or take public transportation.   What about a person with Alzheimer’s disease? Would you trust them behind…

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advanced health care

Advanced Health Care Planning: Please Don’t Delay It

Advanced health care planning is something most Americans don’t think about, but they should. You don’t want to get to old age and not be prepared to handle health issues in your senior years. You never know when a health crisis may suddenly occur.   Planning for health care in the future is an important…

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kratom tea

Kratom Tea For Anxiety and Chronic Pain, Is It Safe?

Kratom tea is being heavily promoted as a viable cure for anxiety, depression and chronic pain. It’s made by brewing the leaves of the kratom tree or mixing kratom leaf powder into boiling water.   The Kratom tree comes from Southeast Asia. In larger amounts, it has a sedative effect. Some people even use kratom…

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