(BPT) – As you approach retirement, are you feeling good about your finances? Kudos to you if you feel comfortable with the amount you’ve saved. Now it’s time to start thinking about how you will manage your savings so it provides you with income throughout your retirement years.
(BPT) – Difficulty hearing may be more than just a quality-of-life issue. Growing evidence indicates that untreated hearing loss in older adults can lead to other health conditions, and one of the most concerning is cognitive decline. In fact, a Johns Hopkins Study found that cognitive diminishment was 41 percent more likely in seniors with hearing loss. Because maintaining the health of the brain is such a priority for older people, hearing difficulties should not be ignored.
Are you having difficulties getting pregnant? Are you working with a fertility specialist? If you answered yes to one of these questions, then keep reading. If you are a guy and you think it is all up to the woman, then keep reading. Dear uterus, thank you for hanging out in my pelvis for all of these years. It is now time for us to make a baby! It is quite amazing that each of us were grown in a uterus. The foundation of health and the overflow of nutrients supplement the whole reproductive system. This is why, if people are extremely sick, their libido decreases and women could also experience a cessation of their menstrual cycles.
Long waits, brief visits and impersonal service. Not only are these frustrating for you, the patient, but they’re also challenging for us, the physicians. Visiting the doctor didn’t always look like this. House calls and plenty of one-on-one time were long the hallmarks of your local family physician. Doctors often felt like part of your family. Today, you’re pleasantly surprised when you get more than 10 minutes with your physician.
Today’s health plans are reducing doctor reimbursements and increasing the number of patients that physicians in the traditional model have to see. Physicians are rushed, and often have to grapple with the stress of seeing patients as quickly as possible. This trend will only continue as our population continues to grow and age.
Written by Submitted by Melanie Krueger, OMD, EAMP, L.Ac., LMP and Lilith deVeigh, OMD, L.Ac., LMP, Shidoshiho
The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) has been providing support in addictions detoxification for over 25 years. The Chinese Medical School we attended included NADA training as a part of the curriculum, and two classmates took that training to the Dade County Drug Rehab Program in Miami when they graduated.
At the time, this was a standard psychological support program consisting of six months of support. The “recidivism” (failure) rate of the program was 80 percent. At the end of the first year, and with only the addition of the NADA protocol and the associated herbal tea, the rate dropped to 20 percent and the Florida Legislature mandated that all county drug rehab programs must have an acupuncturist on staff to provide the NADA Protocol.