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Health & Wellness

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Hope for Pandemic Victims by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 8, 2020)
Looking at the present crisis through the perspective of a long life…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Fears, Concerns Future Hopes & Dreams News Social Issues Unemployment Wellness

Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts by James N. Watkins

(Health & Wellness   July 29, 2020)
Hope and help as the pandemic adds to a worsening trend…
Topics: COVID-19 Depresson Disease Stress Trends Wellness

The Debate Over Masks Submitted by Stu Johnson

(Health & Wellness   July 25, 2020)
Fighting the push back on wearing masks during the pandemic…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making COVID-19 Current Events, News Disease News Wellness

Wear a Mask! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 11, 2020)
A pandemic plea for courtesty…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News Disease News Relationships Wellness

Opinions and Reflections by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 4, 2020)
An example from a discussion of language raises questions about prescription drug dosage and safety…
Topics: Addictions Communication Health Care Language, Meaning Wellness Writing

Peak Wellness By Brad Stulberg

(Health & Wellness   July 3, 2020)
Avoid the nonsense… here's what actually works…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Food & Nuitrition Knowledge Lifestyle, General Spirituality, Seeking God Wellness

Caution During Reopening by Abby Haglage, yahoo!Life

(Health & Wellness   June 13, 2020)
CDC provides new guidance to avoid COVD-19 surge during reopening
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Disease George Floyd News Relationships Wellness

Managing Your Coronavirus Fears by Rusty Wright

(My World   April 4, 2020)
Facing the chaos with facts, confidence, and faith…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Faith News

What Makes it Novel? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 4, 2020)
A simple guide to understanding the 'COVID-19' virus…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease News Science & Technology

Calling on the Ghostbusters Among Us by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 21, 2020)
Reflecting on the coronavirus crisis…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith Fears, Concerns News Wellness

What Would Jesus Say About Coronavirus? by James N. Watkins

(Health & Wellness   March 16, 2020)
Putting fear and uncertainty in perspective…
Topics: Bible COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Faith Fears, Concerns Jesus News

Coronavirus Checklist by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 14, 2020)
What to do and what not to do…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Faith News Planning Wellness

Flattening the Curve by Stu Johnson

(Health & Wellness   March 14, 2020)
Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Faith News Wellness

Coronavirus Chaos by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 7, 2020)
Where following our fears finds us…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News Fears, Concerns Health Care News Wellness

Avoiding Coronavirus Infection submitted by Stu Johnson

(Health & Wellness   March 2, 2020)
Tips from CDC and WHO…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News News Wellness

Corona Virus Fear by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 29, 2020)
Interceding on behalf of a world in peril…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Fears, Concerns News Prayer Wellness

Feeding Our Nightmares by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 16, 2019)
The dangerous diet of late night news…
Topics: Media News Politics Scandal Stress Wellness

Mind Cancer Awareness Month by James N. Watkins

(Health & Wellness   November 9, 2019)
Jim declares the need to pay attention to our mental health…
Topics: Coping Social Issues Stress Wellness

Up in Smoke by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   September 28, 2019)
Vaping and pot are taking a toll…
Topics: Current Events, News Disease Health Care Lifestyle, General Social Issues Wellness

Suicide by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   September 10, 2019)
Focusing on prevention…
Topics: Dying and Death Depresson Health Care Social Issues Trends

Silence by Dan Seagren

(Health & Wellness   September 8, 2019)
It can be golden, but…
Topics: Coping Health Care Relationships Wellness

Dealing with Depression reported by Stu Johnson

(Health & Wellness   February 23, 2019)
Columnist Michael Gerson shares his own experiences…
Topics: Depresson Disease Dysfunctional, Broken Faith Personal Issues Wellness

I Forgot! by Ken Potts

(Health & Wellness   January 27, 2019)
Humility grows as memory fades…
Topics: Coping Memory (failing, improving) Optimal Aging Relationships Wellness

Doctors and Others by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   January 13, 2019)
Looking at the trends…
Topics: Health Care History Predictions & Forecasts Trends

Ten Years Cancer Free by James N. Watkins

(Health & Wellness   October 27, 2018)
The top ten things I learned from cancer…
Topics: Faith Fears, Concerns God Grace Health Care Learning Stress Wellness

God, Be Praised for Recreation by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 11, 2018)
Mew hymn lyrics in celebration of play…
Topics: God Recreation Social Activities Wellness

Addiction by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 8, 2018)
A call for understanding and compassion…
Topics: Abuse and Addiction Addictions Advocacy Compassion Health Care Lifestyle, General Risk Social Issues

The Big Black Dog by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 30, 2018)
A prayer for those with depression…
Topics: Depresson Prayer Wellness

A Tribute to Wingless Angels by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 12, 2018)
In recognition of National Nurses Week…
Topics: Compassion Health Care Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving Tribute, Testimony Work

A Paradigm Collapses by Stu Johnson

(Health & Wellness   November 11, 2017)
Lessons from three decades of the Low-Fat Revolution…
Topics: Change Food & Nuitrition Research Science & Technology Statistics Technology

The Dilemma of Dementia by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 22, 2017)
A call to compassion…
Topics: Compassion Health Care Memory (failing, improving) Relationships

Help, Lord, I'm Falling Apart! by Stu Johnson

(Health & Wellness   October 22, 2017)
Calling on faith when your body starts to fail
Topics: Coping Disease Faith Health Care Optimal Aging Relationships Wellness

Too Many Pills? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 15, 2017)
Heed the warnings!…
Topics: Health Care Lies, Deception, Scams Wellness

Dark Chocolate Good for Health! by James N. Watkins

(Health & Wellness   August 18, 2017)
A perfect food, as wholesome, as it is delicious…
Topics: Food & Nuitrition Optimal Aging Wellness

You Can Clear Your Conscience by Bill Nichols

(Health & Wellness   May 1, 2017)
Regaining the God-given gift of a good conscience…
Topics: Change Optimal Aging Relationships

When Someone You Know Struggles with Fear, Anxiety, and Stress by Stanley Popovich

(Health & Wellness   June 26, 2016)
While professional help is paramount, there are things you can do…
Topics: Coping Depresson Fears, Concerns Relationships Wellness

Never Lose Hope Dealing with Fears and Anxieties by Stanley Popovich

(Health & Wellness   June 19, 2016)
You never know when the answers will come to your doorstep…
Topics: Coping Depresson Fears, Concerns Hopes & Dreams Wellness

Managing the Fear and Anxiety of the Unknown by Stanley Popovich

(Health & Wellness   June 12, 2016)
When you face the unknown, does it inspire excitement or fear and worry?…
Topics: Coping Depresson Future Wellness

A Review of Techniques in Managing Depression by Stanley Popovich

(Health & Wellness   June 5, 2016)
You don't need to let depression and fear get the best of you…
Topics: Coping Depresson Wellness

Managing Your Persistent Fears, Anxieties and Stresses by Stanley Popovich

(Health & Wellness   May 29, 2016)
Technique to help you cope…
Topics: Coping Depresson Lifestyle, General Stress Wellness

18 or 21? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 10, 2016)
Age or prohibition? . .. two approaches to cancer and smoking…
Topics: Health Care News Politics Science & Technology Social Issues Wellness

I Can't Hear You by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   February 21, 2016)
Hearing difficulties take an enormous toll but new advances can be beneficial…
Topics: Communication Coping Health Care Wellness

Amazing Breakthroughs by Bill Nichols

(Faith   January 6, 2016)
Medical breakthroughs in 2015 give us reason to think about becoming 'instruments of breakthrough' in 2016…
Topics: Achievements Faith Health Care Hopes & Dreams Inspiration News Opportunity

A Senior Train Wreck? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   November 29, 2015)
The predictions of a "train wreck" in the field of aging by a well known authority seem more feasible today…
Topics: Crisis Health Care Predictions & Forecasts

10 Early Signs of Alzheimer'sComparing normal age-related changes submitted by Stu Johnson

(Health & Wellness   September 9, 2015)
When is it time to suspect Alzheimer's? This guide from the Alzheimer's Association compares early signs of the disease with normal changes most of us experience as we age…
Topics: Change Disease Health Care Memories

Mom had Alzheimer's - What is my risk of getting it? by Carol Brekower

(Health & Wellness   September 9, 2015)
The Washington Post reporter, whose mother had Alzheimer's, seeks out the doctor who treated her for the latest information on the disease…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Disease Health Care Memory (failing, improving)

Natural Carbs That are Good for You submitted by Stu Johnson

(Health & Wellness   August 12, 2015)
Knowing which carbs are good for you helps maintain a healthy balance to your diet (excerpt from an article by Joshua Steckler in the Daily Herald newspaper)…
Topics: Cooking Optimal Aging Wellness

Five Habits for HappinessA few minutes a day is all it takes Reported by Stu Johnson

(Health & Wellness   July 26, 2015)
Brigid Schulte of the Washington Post interviews happiness researcher Shawn Achor (excerpt, with links to full article)
Topics: Attitudes Contentment, Satsifaction Optimal Aging

An Emotional Response to Inside Out by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 12, 2015)
Quieting the voices inside us…
Topics: Change Faith Fears, Concerns Movies Psychology, Psychological Health

Eight Pills Old by James N. Watkins

(Senior Moments   July 12, 2015)
A humorous, yet thankful, look at the increasing number of medications that come with age…
Topics: Health Care Humor

Becoming Like Little Children by James N. Watkins

(Health & Wellness   July 10, 2015)
Don't be childish, but strive to be child-like…
Topics: Faith Optimal Aging

Obesciance by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   June 2, 2013)
Obeisance (obedience) is spelled similarly to obesity (fleshiness, fat, overweight) but has something in common.…
Topics: Obesity

Servants of the Most High God by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 19, 2013)
A tribute to hospice nurses…
Topics: Health Care Service Tribute, Testimony

Residential Care by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   January 29, 2012)
These suggested anonymous objectives that crossed my desk some years ago recently resurfaced and are worth repeating…
Topics: Health Care Housing

Dancing with the Scars by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 2, 2011)
A call to let God lead in the midst of loss…
Topics: Coping Faith God Work

Risky Business by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 31, 2011)
We ought to be aware of what health factors may linger on our doorstep....
Topics: Health Care Risk Wellness

Waiting for Easter at Christmastime by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 12, 2010)
The plight of ALS victims…
Topics: Coping Disease Faith

Healthy Priorities by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 29, 2010)
Being a cancer survivor I heartily recommend some of the things we can do (as well as those we ought not be doing)…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Disease Health Care Wellness

Sofa Spud No Longer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 10, 2010)
How the Biggest Loser changed my life…
Topics: Inspiration Television Wellness

Good News Bad News by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 18, 2009)
Some of you probably know that recently I had some good news and some bad news&helliip;
Topics: Disease Gratitute Health Care Wellness

Chronic Illness by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 4, 2009)
Increasingly, a diagnosis of chronic illness occurs in mid-life, adding tremendous stress to marriages…
Topics: Coping Disease

Health Insurance by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 16, 2009)
We're hearing a lot about health care and insurance, including the number who are uninsured…
Topics: Cost of Living Financial Health Care

Debilitated Seniors by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 9, 2009)
That word debilitated is a frightening word…
Topics: Assisted Living and Long Term Care Family Health Care Wellness

Health Care by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   June 7, 2009)
Health-care reform will not be pain free…
Topics: Financial Health Care Politics

A Little Piggy in Big Trouble by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 3, 2009)
If only the swine flu was just a nursery rhyme…
Topics: Animals Disease

Recovery: A Lifelong Jounrey by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 29, 2009)
In celebration of the road less traveled…
Topics: Addictions Courage Rehabilitation and Therapy

Couch Potatoes by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 26, 2008)
A faulty senior moment suggests that when we become seniors competition flies out the window…
Topics: Leisure Lifestyle, General Wellness

A Tap Dance by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 9, 2008)
Why common water can cure Saturday Night Fever and endless other ills
Topics: Current Events, News Lifestyle, General

Simplicity and Moderation by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   November 4, 2007)
Food is a marvelous invention. It is not an accident.…Our senior moment arrives when we must turn down second helpings even though we are not completely gratified.…
Topics: Change Choices and Decision Making Food & Nuitrition Wellness

More About Dimentia by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 14, 2007)
Dementia is not a very pleasant thought…but there are a few things we can do about it…
Topics: Coping Disease Health Care Wellness

A Declaration of Dependence by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 7, 2007)
The overmedicating of America revealed…
Topics: Health Care

Intelligent Bystanders by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 6, 2007)
Quite recently, the medical profession has made it known that we can have a positive senior moment rather than a negative one…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Health Care Trouble

Big, Bad Wolves by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 5, 2007)
How the top ten causes of death have changed over the last century…
Topics: Demographics Health Care History Statistics

Graze Anatomny by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 20, 2007)
Not all appetites are created equal…
Topics: Food & Nuitrition

Dementia Rethought by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   January 28, 2007)
Memory loss is not, and I repeat, is not a phenomenon belonging only to seniors.…
Topics: Disaster Health Care

Tobacco Road by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 17, 2006)
Seniors seldom if ever take up smoking although it has been known to happen.…
Topics: Disease Health Care Statistics Trends

My Medicine Cabinet by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 3, 2006)
Seniors, we're told, love medicines. Often, the more the better. If a physician says "take two aspirins and go to bed" we're liable to reason "if I take three or four it ought to be better."…
Topics: Coping Health Care Wellness

The Letter by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 22, 2006)
A poem for Breast Cancer Awareness Month…
Topics: Coping Disease Faith

Happy Marketing by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   September 24, 2006)
Now, we all know that seniors take a lot of drugs, probably more than is necessary. Yet we often beg the doctor to let us try a new drug cleverly hyped in the media.…
Topics: Advertising Cost of Living Health Care Media

Un-holy Smoke by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   September 17, 2006)
A call to kick an unhealthy habit…
Topics: Disease Health Care

Spill Proof by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   September 10, 2006)
Falls account for the highest number of accidents occurring among seniors, often leading to impairment and even premature death.…
Topics: Health Care Wellness