Four reasons your joints may hurt more in summer


According to the New Jersey Metropolitan Pain Consultants, the heat and humidity of summer can affect your joints in several painful ways. High humidity and changes in barometric pressure can increase your joint pain. According to a Science Daily article quoting  The Rothman Institute of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, your joints contain baroreceptors, which respond […]

Ten things men should know about menopause


Calling all men. If you live with a woman who is going through menopause, it’s a change for your life, too. Here are a few things to remember to strengthen your relationship as you both take this journey. (We have these straight from a menopausal woman’s mouth. She’s been there, done that, and has the […]

Recipe: roasted fennel bulbs


Serving 4- 6 This is one of my favorite recipes. It is flavorful and looks so nice. I often serve this instead of a grain-based side to some of my meat dishes. It can also be served as an appetizer. Original recipe here. I have cut down on the salt in this recipe, and to […]

Five must-have attitudes to take to your doctor’s appointment


So, you’ve decided to make an appointment with your doctor for that nagging pain. You should check your attitude before you go to make sure that you get the best care for your condition. Remember, you are your best healthcare advocate. Take some time to research your condition and then go to the healthcare clinician […]

More than any other, this skin condition can show your age


You’re used to seeing changes in your skin. You fought acne in your teens, started looking for wrinkles in your 30s. Now, you notice another change. Freckle-like spots have appeared on your face, neck and hands. At first, you thought it was cancer. But, these flat, dark areas don’t seem to match the ABCDEs of […]

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