Thursday, November 28, 2013


As I was sitting here on Thanksgiving Day, this came from WebMD. This is intended to preserve the joy of the holidays, not to destroy it. DANGEROUS FOOD

Monday, November 25, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

An old, but dangerous friend (Tylenol)

Read the article (not too long). A drug, we thought perfectly safe, has the potential for fatal complications. Prevention You can take these steps to avoid acetaminophen overdose: • Always securely close acetaminophen containers and use child-proof bottles. Keep all medication out of the reach of children and securely locked up. • Know the correct dose of acetaminophen and the amount of acetaminophen in the preparation you are using. If taken in recommended doses, there is no risk of poisoning from acetaminophen. In fact, to prevent accidental overdose, the maker of Extra-Strength Tylenol brand acetaminophen has reduced the maximum dose from 8 pills (4,000 milligrams) to 6 pills (3,000 milligrams) a day. Also, the FDA has asked drug companies to limit the amount of acetaminophen in prescription medications to 325 milligrams per dose. • Never mix different medications if both medications contain acetaminophen, except if instructed to do so by your doctor. For example, acetaminophen with codeine and cold medicine containing acetaminophen should not be taken together. Read product labels. They clearly indicate the contents. If you or a family member is depressed and suicidal, remove all medications and dangerous substances from the house and seek medical attention immediately. If you are unsure about how and when to take pain medications, ask your doctor for a plan. Write this plan down and follow it. • When you are given a new medication, always make sure the doctor knows all of the medication and supplements that you are taking, both prescribed and nonprescribed. The easiest way to do this is to keep a written list of medications and supplements and go over it with your doctor. • Do not take acetaminophen if you consume alcoholic beverages. TYLENOL POISONING

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Health Benefits of Music

This one's a little too easy, but it makes a few valid points. I'm not sure it applies to rap! MUSIC

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Aging Brain and Alzheimer's Disease

If you're ambitions, tackle this article (it's a bit technical) or see below. AGING BRAIN Cognitive decline with age has become one of the greatest health care problems worldwide. Approximately 1 in 10 persons older than 65 years and about half of those 85 or older have some degree of dementia. Because brain aging is such an important risk factor for Alzheimer disease (AD), scientists are studying these brains and, in the course of research, are finding tools for early diagnosis. These areas include brain imaging and chemical markers in the spinal fluid. The brain of AD patients show the accumulation of an unusual protein named amyloid. New imaging techniques such as PET Imagining can show the accumulation of this protein. Examination of spinal fluid in AD patients shows markers for amyloid protein. These techniques offer researchers tools to monitor the brain for AD, and show the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions. In the future, these techniques may be effective enough to be used for early diagnosis. Currently, treatment for AD involves drugs like Aricept that treat symptoms, but not the disease itself. Research suggests a possible role for insulin and antibodies against the amyloid protein.

Trapped now available at Kindle

My newest novel in the Brier Hospital Series is available in kindle. Print version should be ready in a week or so. TRAPPED

Monday, November 18, 2013

Are you sleeping?

Another good slide show from webMD I plan a more detailed discussion that's especially relevant to seniors. SLEEP SMARTS

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New Novel: Trapped

I'm doing the final edit on my newest novel in the Brier Hospital Series, Trapped. This novel brings us into the neonatal intensive care unit where babies born too soon struggle to survive. Hope to have this out in a month. Larry


In the light of new recommendation re. control of cholesterol levels, let's review the basics (from WebMD). THE BASICS CHOLESTEROL:GOOD AND BAD

Monday, November 11, 2013

Finish the crossword and get moving

Healthier and happier. What's wrong with that? An element of choice in aging Sweating

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Cold and Flu Remedies

Cold and FluCOLD & FLU cold AND flu, medicine and science...take your pick.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Things you can learn from your dog/cat

Interesting Information PETS I'm a sucker for pet related information. Mike is 16, Benny's a huge Yorkie, age 7.

Monday, November 4, 2013

sugar link

Interesting information about SUGAR

Free Novels in November

It's amazing how sales increase after I offer my ebooks for free. I don't quite understand it, but who am I to argue. Deadly Passage free 11/8-11/10/2013 Deadly Passage For the Love of God 11/15-11/17/2013 Larry