Monthly Archives: October 2011

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What Lies Beneath…

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Happy Hallowe’en!  Could there by anything more appropriate today than a discussion of our skeletal integrity?  Granted, this is very likely not the first thing the day evokes, but it does make sense to think about bone health, particularly for … Continue reading

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Health Updates 31 October 2011

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Medicare Part B premiums are lower than expected in 2012: “The new Part B premium for outpatient care will be $99.90 a month for 2012, about $7 less than projected as recently as May….Some younger retirees who enrolled recently will … Continue reading

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It’s Hallowe’en!

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No Place Left To Hide Now That Denial’s Done

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If we’ve opened our eyes and faced our fears, sending denial packing, is it suddenly a wonderful life?   Probably not.  But maybe we are at least writing our own stories now, rather than letting the stories write us. So … Continue reading

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Health Updates 28 October 2011

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Why can’t we keep the weight off?  “They recruited healthy people who were either overweight or obese and put them on a highly restricted diet that led them to lose at least 10 percent of their body weight.  They then … Continue reading

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I Just Can’t Think About That Right Now…

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Yesterday, we touched a bit on the (touchy) subject of that old favorite, denial, as we considered job burnout.   Have you ever noticed how easy denial is to spot in our friends?  Of course, we never do it – … Continue reading

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Health Updates 26 October 2011

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British scientists grow super broccoli: “The new broccoli was specially grown to contain two to three times the normal amount of glucoraphanin, a nutrient believed to help ward off heart disease.  Glucoraphanin works by breaking fat down in the body, … Continue reading