It’s hard to believe actress Angela Bassett is 60-years-old. She looks much younger which may be due to her healthy diet and exercise routine. But she may also just have an advantage she was born with: her race.
I read a tongue-in-cheek quip the other day that said, “Talk with your grandparents about marijuana – before somebody else does.” While this is clearly a clever play on the slogan from years gone by aimed at keeping kids off drugs, it’s really not that far off the mark.
I am a firm believer in the adage that an “ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” when it comes to my health. That’s why I usually don’t wait for symptoms to tell me whether I need to do something to take better care of myself.
Do you remember doing calisthenics in your gym class? You might recall the part where you had to try to touch your toes by bending over from a standing position or while sitting on the floor with your legs extended.
Recently, I found myself humming David Bowie’s 1983 hit “Let’s Dance.” This anthem from my school days – and possibly yours as well – ends with the exhortation “Let’s dance, let’s dance, let’s dance, dance, dance.”
Today marks the 25th anniversary of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, and Ruth shows no signs of slowing down. RBG is a ruthless advocate for regular exercise and healthy eating, keeping her strong and focused.
Recently, I was listening to the radio in the car, and one of my favorite songs from my college days, Carole King’s “You’ve Got a Friend,” was playing.
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, who was a trailblazer as the first female chair of the House Rules Committee, died today. She died just one week after falling in her D.C. home.
It was shocking and sad to hear that Malcolm Young, co-founder and guitarist of legendary rock band AC/DC, recently died from dementia at just 64-years-old. He was a husband, father and grandfather.
I can still remember how excited I was when I got my driving license. In addition to giving me an enormous sense of pride and independence, it also was tangible proof that I was now really a “grown up” with all the rights and privileges that came with it.
Accidents happen. Young or old, we sometimes slip and take a tumble. However, for the elderly a fall can result in much more than a few bruises or embarrassment. A fall may result in death for someone older!
Delirium, a sudden onset of confusion, affects around 7 million hospitalized patients in the U.S. each year, the American Delirium Society reports. These patients have longer hospital stays, higher mortality rates, and higher risks for developing dementia. Their condition may go unrecognized and undiagnosed during their hospital stay, and their symptoms -- such as hallucinations, delusions and inability to focus -- can persist for months.
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