Don’t let your guard down!

Wowsa! I never thought I’d be happy to think about going outside, going back to work and getting back to the drama of life as I knew it. But, if you watched the 6 o’clock news this evening, you might have heard that in certain parts of the country, what we have come to know as the ‘curve’; has ‘begun’ to flatten! Time to party and begin to celebrate right? Not so quick, slick! Before you dash out that door, before you even think about it, realize that, besides putting your mask on, there are areas of the country where … Continue reading Don’t let your guard down!

Your best defense

Two of these items 1) droplets can travel up to 50 miles an hour and 2) they can travel up to 26 feet really grabbed my attention. But this little infographic is loaded with other information. It also emphasizes the importance of washing your hands, and I don’t mean running water over them for a few seconds as you dry them on your shirt. I mean PURPOSELY taking the bar of soap or pumping liquid soap and washing all surfaces of your hands for a good 20 seconds, rinsing under the faucet from your wrists to your fingertips, and then … Continue reading Your best defense

Antibiotics help, but can hurt, too!

Finally, an antibiotic for that ghastly urinary tract infection (UTI). The burning, the runs to the bathroom, the low-grade fever. Relief is ‘just around the corner.’ The past few days have been miserable! Symptoms are gone by day 3, but by day 4 you’ve got sores in your mouth and your mouth is dry and it burns. Then, your tongue becomes really deep red, it burns, and cracks are in the corner of your mouth. Eating has become a challenge because everything except cold foods seems to aggravate it. “What’s happening? Wasn’t the antibiotic supposed to make things better? Well, … Continue reading Antibiotics help, but can hurt, too!

Aging and TV?

What this all about? Recent studies have found that even though seniors may enjoy time spent in front of the television set, too much of it may not be helpful. Yep, as we age, we tend to become more sedentary in our lifestyle choices and abilities. Right. How many seniors do you know who still participate in athletics at age 74? Sure, there are those who do, but the vast majority of seniors have long ago hung up their wetsuits in favor of less rigorous pursuits and some become couch potatoes. This leads to more TV watching and with that, … Continue reading Aging and TV?