It’s Saturday morning and that cup of coffee without the rush of having to go to work results in the inherent desire to have a second cup; if one is good, two is better, right? After watering the flowers, which … Continue reading Limit the caffeine
Your grandparents just made a major change in their lives; they moved into an assisted living facility. The coordinator at assisted living encouraged that as new residents, they ought to get physicals to assure that their health, though always monitored, … Continue reading ElderCare
I’ve been gone a while, so I’ll be brief. I had a post all ready to go when: BAM! I went to the ER for stomach pain. “No worries, I’ll be here a few hours and they’ll say: ‘go home … Continue reading Congestive heart failure-in a dog?
We rarely think about our hearts, but minute after minute, day after day, year after year… you get the picture: our hearts rarely miss a beat. Unless we are athletes who monitor our heart rate or our heart is ‘broken’ … Continue reading “And the beat goes on…”
On an average, our heart beats @ 80 times/minute. Assuming an 80-year lifespan, your heart could beat 3,363,840,000 times (TRILLION) in 80 years! When you think about it, the average exercise work-out might be 30 minutes; imagine the 80-year heart workout! I tire just thinking of it. We ask a lot of our hearts, and faithfully they give back; hour after hour, year after year, decade after decade: the heart pumps away and we’re rarely aware of it. The heart is a muscle with the principal function of maintaining a pulse. It maintains the pulse by way of a very tiny … Continue reading Be still, my Heart!