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Reducing The Risk Of Falls

Reducing The Risk Of Falls

Do you remember when you were a youngster and fell off your bicycle?  Depending on your age, you may have cried a bit, your Mom placed some Bactine and a bandaid on the scratches and you were then back on the bike having fun again.  Fast forward to ages 50...

The First Straw?

The First Straw?

Have you ever used the expression, “The Final Straw”?  This phrase refers to the latest in a series of unpleasant or difficult events that makes you feel that you cannot tolerate a situation any longer.  Personally, I used this expression recently, referring to a...

That Thing You Do

That Thing You Do

Tom Hanks has made lots of great movies. My personal favorite is one that Mr. Hanks also wrote and directed titled “That Thing You Do!”. This incredibly cute movie was about a small rock band in Erie, PA that in the 1960’s came out with one song that rose very quickly...

How Would You Define Yourself?

How Would You Define Yourself?

If asked the question, “How would you define yourself?”  what would your answer look like? There are many aspects to all of our lives and these would include defining ourselves as: Parents to our childrenGrandparents to our grandchildrenChildren to our...

What Is Truly A Happy Hour?

What Is Truly A Happy Hour?

“Happy hour” is a marketing term for a time when a venue such as a restaurant or bar offers reduced prices on alcoholic drinks. Discounted menu items like appetizers are often served during happy hour. This is a way for bars and restaurants to draw in more business...

Red, Red Wine…Good For You?

Red, Red Wine…Good For You?

The other day we posted an entry about granola and the inspiration for this entry was an old Neil Diamond song.  Keeping with the inspiration from the Brooklyn-born (me too!) singer/writer, Neil came out with a song called “Red, Red Wine” in 1967.  However,...

 Is Neil Diamond Correct About Granola?

 Is Neil Diamond Correct About Granola?

There are two types of people in the world.  Those that like Neil Diamond songs and those that don’t.   I am in the category that very much enjoy him and his songs.  In 1971 he came out with a song called “Crunchy Granola Suite” and the song describes...

 Reducing Stress Without Caloric Intake

 Reducing Stress Without Caloric Intake

One of the laments I often hear from patients struggling with weight control is:  “I am a STRESS Eater”.  Stress is a negative sensation and often the human brain makes us seek immediate gratification to offset the stress.  One of the quickest, least...

 Feelin’ Groovey

 Feelin’ Groovey

Here is a word we do not use much anymore:  “Groovey”.  The definition of “groovy” is slang to describe something that is very good, fun, or nice looking.  Turning the clocks back 50-60 years ago, the word was used much more frequently and I believe...