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Category Archives: Health & Wellness

“Patient’s Playbook” A Book & Info For Using Health Care

“Patient’s Playbook” A Book & Info For Using Health Care

By on July 13 2017 | | Leave a comment

In early July 2017 via my dvr I watched a short  TV interview on Tavis Smily’s show, where he interviewed  Leslie Michelson. This  is a great topic that we all can use some guidence if and when we have to navigate and use the great health care available  to us in these United States of America. The […]

April 2017 Is Adult Learn To Swim Month

April 2017 Is Adult Learn To Swim Month

By on April 13 2017 | | Leave a comment

Swimming is something I take for granted. My sister and I  learned to swim very early in our lives.  The US Masters Swimming (USMS) is promoting the cause to help adults who are not comfortable in the water learn to swim.         RelatdLinks US Masters Swimming  The Houston Dad’s Club (just north […]

Heart Health Month – February 2017

Heart Health Month – February 2017

By on February 21 2017 | Exercise | Leave a comment

February is heart health month. All of us should be aware of taking care of ourselves and our loved ones. A lot of heart conditions are preventable and there are a lot of thing people can do for prevention. In addition medical science has come a long way with things that can help.   Heath […]

Diabetes Awareness Month Is November 2016

Diabetes Awareness Month Is November 2016

By on December 8 2016 | | Leave a comment

Diabetes is an important health topic for us all. November is Diabetes awareness month.   December 10, 2016, 7:36 AM|According to the National Center for Health Statistics, life expectancy for the U.S. population fell from 78.9 years in 2014 to 78.8 in 2015. CBS News medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News medical contributor […]

Good Sleep Is Important For Good Health

Good Sleep Is Important For Good Health

By on July 21 2016 | Exercise | Leave a comment

As we all know, in order to have good health we all need  a proper diet and exercise. Along with getting regular exercise people need to get consistent and  proper rest. We are all the product of our parents (lucky if you have good genes) (thanks Mom and Dad) and the lifetime of habits we […]

Health News : Focus on the Heart

Health News : Focus on the Heart

By on April 30 2016 | Health Insurance, Life Insurance | Leave a comment

Fortunately people get warning signs before they have a major heart event. A sudden cardiac arrest is an “electrical problem” in the body , where the heart stops beating. Time is of the essence (Minutes  matter  – 10 or less) This brings me to some things that all of us should keep in mind: Have […]

Diabetes Awareness Month 2015

Diabetes Awareness Month 2015

By on December 14 2015 | | Leave a comment

Diabetes Awareness Month is November of each year and I try to talk about this issue for all of us. This condition can and does effect a lot of people and  it has touched my life and it will for dare I say most if not all Americans. Diet and exercise are key to keeping […]

Prescription Drug Info 2015

Prescription Drug Info 2015

By on August 24 2015 | | Leave a comment

I found a great web tool (GoodRx) to help people do home work on finding info and good prices on presciption drugs.  This looks like a good resource and I have done some additional web homework and provided some other sites as well that provide info on prescription medications. We all have to be proactive with […]

Your Health and Diet

Your Health and Diet

By on April 1 2015 | | Leave a comment

Health Zone from the Houston Chronicle Oct 26 2014 Diet that uses fasting by Greta Kaul  (pdf copy)  houstonchronicle.com-Intermittent_fasting_adds_option_to_dieting_strategy_2014_10_26 A good article o fruit fiber rich diet that we all can draw on. (pdf copy) houstonchronicle.com-Fiberrich_fresh_fruit_is_good_for_keeping_your_heart_healthy_2014_10_24 An article that touches on Bariatric surgery  and talks of the pros and cons. Note for most health insurance this is […]

Houston Chronicle Health Zone March 30th

Houston Chronicle Health Zone March 30th

By on April 7 2014 | | Leave a comment

The Houston Chronicle prints a section on Health the last Sunday of the Month. Here are links to the March 30th Chronicle Health Zone: HealthZone covers various health topics and I will thy to point out and where I can add to the topics this section points out. LM Sixel offers some good advice on […]

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