Imagination Can Take Pointy-Talky Cards to New Level

A pointy-talky card is a way to communicate. They have been used for many years. It is basic communication between two people who do not share the same language. A pictograph can have both the language of the person using … Continue reading

Taking Low-Dose Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attack or Stroke???

Doctors have advised their patients to take low-dose aspirin daily to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. I saw a headline this morning as I was searching for current health topics. One headline suggested that daily low-dose aspirin might … Continue reading

Nebulous FDA Guidance on Salt Has No Start Time

How much salt is too much? Salt can affect health by raising blood pressure. High blood pressure can lead to heart failure and heart attack. Stroke, osteoporosis, fluid retention, kidney problems, and more are also connected with salt levels. Salt, … Continue reading

Pandemic Term Updated with New Name by World Health Organization

New words are given to things that need clarity. Last year, breakthrough was defined by the CDC to describe those cases of fully vaccinated people becoming infected with the COVID-19 virus. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/delta-variant.html COVID Words https://www.healthline.com/health-news/long-covid-now-has-a-formal-definition-from-the-who-what-to-know#1. Long COVID, long-haul COVID, chronic … Continue reading

Seven Ways to Shape Up and Slow Down Brain Aging

Our brains age daily, incrementally, of course. However, inevitable brain aging can be addressed with simple lifestyle changes. Keeping your brain healthy longer is key to an enjoyable retirement. Brain Aging https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/how-aging-brain-affects-thinking. What are some common symptoms of an aging … Continue reading

Viruses More Potent Than Vaccines in Stopping Seasonal Influenza?

Remember less than five years ago when seasonal influenza killed over 60,000 people. Two years ago, just before our current pandemic, over 400,000 were hospitalized due to the flu. What happened in the 2020-21 seasonal influenza season? Only 646 people … Continue reading

Will the Next Variant be Worse Than Delta?

No one realized how aggressive the Delta variant was until it hit home. India had the Delta variant surge from mid-March through mid-June 2021. Accurate statistics for COVID-19 deaths vary, but more than a dozen experts believe COVID-19 deaths alone … Continue reading

Half of Vitamin E is Not Enough for Long Term Health

After church last weekend, I talked with several friends about life, family, the pandemic, and health in general. Unfortunately, one of my conversations centered on death, especially that of heart attack and stroke. However, the friend I was chatting with … Continue reading

Natural Compound in Basil Found to Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists work daily to find methods to disrupt pathways that create disease. For example, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has several pathways – genetics, inflammation, oxidative stress, protein structural issues, excitotoxicity, and probably a few more less known. I have written over … Continue reading

Brain Health and Function Improved with Lion’s Mane Mushroom

Brain health is essential to all of us. Dementia is a disease that nearly everyone wants to avoid. However, to be an effective brain supplement, it must pass through the blood-brain barrier. Many supplements cannot. Brain Function Improvement https://health.usnews.com/wellness/articles/can-lions-mane-mushroom-improve-brain-function. Lion’s … Continue reading