Brain shaped white jigsaw puzzle on blue background, a missing piece of the brain puzzle, mental health and problems with memory

Worried About Developing Dementia or Alzheimer’s? I am reaching an age where everyone I know is worried about developing dementia, Alzheimer’s, or some other degenerative brain disease.  In the last two years, two close friends have gotten the bad news: one friend was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and the other with Alzheimer’s.  Both individuals are in…

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Mourner's Kaddish

What Is The Kaddish? The Kaddish is a prayer that is said to honor the memory of a person after their passing.  It can be recited during funerals and on the anniversary of the deceased’s passing.  There are several versions of Kaddish. The Kaddish is attributed to the High Priest – Joshua.  It is said…

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Cows in a pasture

In today’s installment of “life is stranger than fiction,” I discuss the impact of cow and sheep burps on global warming and how scientists are solving the bovine burping crisis We have been told that human consumption of meat is a significant contributor to climate change (it is) but given no solution other than not…

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Jewish Funeral Traditions explained

Why Don’t Jews Have Flowers at Funerals?   Tradition When Jews point to tradition to explain a religious or cultural practice, this usually indicates, as confirmed by Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, that no one knows “why” Jews do what they do.  I have been a Jew for 62 years (which is a long time),…

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Robyn Michelle Hallow Obituary Robyn Michelle Hallow of Boca Raton, FL passed away on March 17, 2022.Robyn was the loving daughter of Debra & Edward Hallow. Cherished granddaughter of Josephine Hallow of Westwood, Mass. & the late Ida & Irving Kashdan. She was a beloved niece, cousin, and friend. Funeral Service Funeral services were held…

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Harriet Kislin Obituary Harriet Kislin, 84, of Pompano Beach, FL passed away on March 12, 2011. She was formerly of Yonkers, NY, Fairlawn, NJ, East Patterson NJ, and North Brunswick, NJ. Harriet has been a resident of Florida for the past 42 years. Harriet is predeceased by her beloved husband Her, parents Edward and Rose…

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Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Is A Risk Factor That Can Hurt Unborn Babies

Active Ingredient in Tylenol is…. The active ingredient in Tylenol (known as either acetaminophen or paracetamol) is widely used by pregnant women to alleviate pain and fever.   However, new research is pointing to a correlation between Tylenol and altered fetal development that increases the risk of certain developmental problems.  And, as you may have guessed,…

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Measuring blood pressure

Like many people my age, I have high blood pressure and take drugs to control this condition.   I also am a regular user of many common brands of over-the-counter pain medication.   However, I didn’t know that many common over-the-counter pain medications worsened my blood pressure problems.   This is a sensitive topic for me.  My father…

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Jeffrey Germain Obituary Jeffrey Germain of Sunrise, FL, passed away on December 11th, 2021, at the age of 72. Jeffrey was an avid baseball fan, lover of classic rock music, cats, cruising, and great food.  He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Beverly, his…

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brain icon, side view. isolated vector mind, psychology and medical symbol

More than one-third of all people who live to age 85 will develop a degenerative neurological disease, with Alzheimer’s disease being the most significant source of suffering.   But, you can do something to help cure this epidemic of suffering. You can be a hero and do an “Absolute Good.“ You can help cure Alzheimer’s and…

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