Research can help ease your mind on nursing home questions

July 10, 2015

Ever since I was a teenager, my mom has been giving me instructions on how to take care of her as she grows older. “Put me in a nursing home,” is one of her dictums. As a teenager, I balked at the idea. But as I have learned more through my work with the Association


Being a friend can help prevent loneliness

May 29, 2005

Recently, one of my good friends observed her neighbor sitting quietly on a chair in her front yard. As a woman who is normally milling around her yard tending to her flowers, it was unusual to see her there. “I’m lonely,” she replied when asked how things were going. Turns out, one of her dea


The Pros and Cons of Herbal Medications

May 25, 2015

You know that old saying, “Money doesn’t grow on trees?” Well, what if it applied to medicine?According to your next-door-neighbor, the woman who sits in front of you in yoga class, and other “expert” sources, herbal medication works just as well as prescriptions from your doctor. (At least, that’s what the Internet tells them.) But


Spreading Holiday Cheer

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Do you suffer from ganglion cysts?

October 23, 2015 Rebecca had experienced tingling in her hand before. This time, the tingling was accompanied by a rather large lump on the top of her wrist. As the pain increased, she decided it was time to see a [...] Read MORE