Second half of 2020—what now?

As we walk tentatively into the summer months, we are faced with the great desire to go back to normal as well as hesitation to trust that all is well. Cautious optimism seems to be the healthiest way to move forward, always with an eye and ear to new developments.

COVID-19—Coping, caring and moving forward

What just happened? Is it even possible to describe the last two months and the impact the global pandemic has had on each of us, our communities, the state, the nation and the world?

Life has changed; will we?

The last few months have felt as though we are living in a science fiction movie. Facts and opinions change so rapidly that by the time you read this, new information will have replaced it.

Social Media: Are You Losing the Game of LIKES?

It is difficult to imagine a time without computers or smartphones. I recall heading to college with an electric typewriter feeling fortunate as typing would be so much easier than with a manual machine.

Good carbs, bad carbs, keto and you

The current trend to be on reduced-carbohydrate diets, such as the keto diet, has made us all junior nutritionists discussing ketosis and what it takes to put our bodies into and out of that state. The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that involves drastically reduced carbohydrate intake and replaces it with fat.

Osteoporosis: Recognize this often silent bone loss condition

People often say how they are shrinking and becoming shorter with age, and we often see the elderly in a stooped posture. What has only become known relatively recently is that the compression of the spine, due to weakened bones that make up the vertebrae, is what causes this posture and reduced height.  It’s not to be taken lightly.

Laughter is the best medicine

Everyone loves a good laugh. A comedy. Cute antics of pets. A funny joke. When we laugh, we relax. We often share the moment with a friend or loved one. We feel good.