Healthy eating, exercising, weight and blood pressure control

Everyone wants to live a long and healthy life.   According to Harvard researchers, we don’t have to go to St. Augustine to sip at the Fountain of Youth.    All we have to do is be careful about five lifestyle habits. Then, you can most likely extend your life for 10 years and be free of most chronic diseases…

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USA medical insurance card for medicare for every citizen isolated against a white background

Medicare is one of the most important government benefits for seniors.   But the Medicare program is complicated, and there are important decisions that every Baby Boomer needs to make.  And, the wrong decision may create irreversible harm later in life.   The reason seniors need to make decisions is that Medicare does not pay all medical expenses.  Without supplemental…

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Aerial view of various coffee

I am a coffee drinker.    I don’t like my coffee straight, and I don’t care if it is gourmet coffee.  I want milk and sugar in it, and I love the different flavors of coffee that I can brew in my Keurig coffee maker. There is a potential health reason to drink coffee (other than not…

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Closeup of a "Reset Password" web button with a mouse arrow on a computer screen.

Cyber thieves are targeting consumer passwords and accounts.   Earlier this month approximately 8.4 billion consumer and small business passwords were stolen and published online. This means essentially all consumer and small business passwords in the entire world are potentially compromised.  The news of this password breach is a little worse than it appears on its face.  This…

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Closeup image of a cicada on leaves. Cicadas will spend up to 17 years underground as larvae before hatching. They are known as one of the loudest insects.

Sometimes life is stranger than fiction.   A few days ago, the FDA felt the need to warn people with shellfish allergies not to eat cicadas.   I have a simpler suggestion – DON’T EAT CICADAS EVER!!! According to the New York Times… The advice from the Food and Drug Administration comes as the current group of cicadas, known as Brood…

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Emperor Marcus Aurelius

There are no two ways about it…the combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and current political unrest has affected us all, regardless of religion, political party, or financial means.   While it feels like these times are unique, that isn’t true.  In many ways, we are reliving a dark period of the Roman Empire.   From AD166 to AD180,…

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happy mixed breed dog posing with a kitten on his head

Are these the best of times or the worst of times? Do the simple things in life lift your spirits or are you struggling against the yoke of pandemic isolation and social uncertainty?   I believe it’s all attitude and perception. Please read to the end!! I guarantee that you will be laughing out loud…

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