Welcome to another round-up of news, views and ideas that effect us kids Living On The Far Side Of 55.
We begin with:
Medical Breakthroughs In 2015:
Big year for medicine with exciting breakthroughs in treating cancer, new brain blood clot busting tools and gene customization.
To see AARP’s top 10 list of medical breakthroughs for 2015, click on the following blue link: Medical Breakthroughs In 2015
I don’t exactly agree with their list, but the details are interesting.
2. Secrets To A Happier Life:
Most people are just as happy as they decide to be…
Uh, didn’t I read that somewhere?
Maybe I did. Yet, I figure it’s still true enough to bring up again.
Speaking of mentioning, here’s a list of 28 things that could make your life happier, click the following blue link: Secrets To A Happier Life
3. How to Speed-Up Your Metabolism:
Cha…cha…changes…aging changes how our bodies work.
Our metabolism, for instance, tends to slow down.
Which means we’re apt to gain a little weight. (Or, a lot?)
And, increasing our metabolism rate, is the healthiest way to lose, or maintain, our weight.
Click on the following blue links to get a slew of simple metabolism hacks:
4. The Hidden Dangers In Over-The-Counter Drugs:
If you’re anything like me, (I know it’s a horrifying thought, but you probably are), you’d rather find ‘something’ that offers fast relief from pain, than go to the stinking doctor.
On the same time, we’re experienced enough to be leery of putting stuff into our bodies: Unlike the community pill-popping, some of us may have indulged in, during the 60′ & 70’s.
But I digress…
Sometimes I take acetaminophen to ease a pain. Or more often, to stop an itching from eating something my body no longer likes.
Acetaminophen is included in many other over the counter drugs (OTCD), notably in most other pain releivers, like Tylenol, Actamin and Feverall.
I used to take ibuprofen instead.
But, according to my doctor, ibuprofen was a contributing cause of my chronic high blood pressure.
On a side note, on this occasion, his advice proved accurate, a welcome surprise!
Too much acetaminophen though, can, among other unpleasant possibilities, can cause liver failure.
And, taking over 4,000 mgs in 24 hours, is considered unsafe.
Overdoses of acetaminophen, results in 30,000 hospitalizations, annually.
Greater health damage can happen when we take multiple OTCD’s on the same time.
Worse still, are the dangers of combining OTCD’s with prescribed drugs.
This is a serious problem, one we shouldn’t ignore…
Click on the following blue link to learn how OTC drugs may be causing you health problems: The Hidden Dangers In Over-The-Counter Drugs
5. Great Comebacks:
I’m sure this has happened to you:
Someone says something snarky to you, and you can’t think of a decent comeback, until you’re outta put down range…
D*mn, that’s so frustrating!
Anyway, found a list of great comebacks made by historical figures like, Mark Twain and Winston Churchill.
Example: Drunk man: “I can’t bear fools.”
Dorothy Parker: “Apparently your mother could.”
Click on the following blue link: Great Comebacks
Talk to you next time…