Monthly Archives: February 2019

Sarah Murnaghan: Finally Home After Lung Transplant

Sun exposure causes cancer and wrinkled skin. The American Cancer Society states that adults and children must use a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher. Stay out of the sun between 10 am and 4 pm when the sun’s rays are very intense. Do wear protective clothing and hats when working in the sun and utilize sunglasses for eye protection.

Can you afford to pay ,935 every year for a nursing home? Too high? Then what about ,480 for a home health aide? Still too high? That’s because not a single LTC service is cheap these days. Those who cannot afford it apply for Medicaid but this is after spending down their assets first.

How often I have heard somebody use the excuse that they saw no point in exercise because they personally knew of someone who was in the best of health and ran marathons.but died of a heart attack at age 40. Certainly there are exceptions but why intentionally put yourself in a high risk statistical group?

However, outside studies have not confirmed that exercise and weight loss are linked. For example, Dr. Timothy Church’s group at Louisiana State University published a study on 4 groups of overweight women who either did not exercise, or who were assigned to a personal trainer for 72, 136, and 194 minutes of exercise per week for a period of 6 months. The women who exercised the most did not lose the most weight. Also, some women in all 4 groups actually gained 10 pounds or more (1).

Choose a diet moderate in sugar. A diet With lots of sugars has too many calories and too few nutrients for most people and can contribute to tooth decay.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of health and human services (HHS) have jointly developed a set of dietary guidelines for all Americans older than two years of age. These guidelines, based on current advice from nutritionists, form the basis for many federal nutrition policies. The guidelines include the following.

I have kept two journal entries from that time – when i started medication to help me climb up out of the dark hole and stop wading in the dark water. Both entries say things so much better than I could write them myself now – 10 years later. These were written by the person I was then – caught in the grip of the postpartum depression.