This article includes some background on the word sonder. This is based on Brenda Arledge’s 35th word prompt. Included in this article are two poems.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestine. The symptoms for adults and children, along with the proper diet is reviewed in this article.
Gallbladder health may be achieved through keeping a healthy weight and eating a healthy diet. This article explains the symptoms and treatments for a person with gallstones. The surgeries are also explained.
This article has two poems based on Brenda Arledge’s prompt, “photograph”. Photographs are special to most of us as they capture great memories from the past.
Epilepsy is a common disorder that may be caused by a variety of conditions. The types of epilepsy, symptoms and the treatments are all discussed in this article.
People go through five sleep stages at night. Each stage is explained in detail. Dreams serve a special function for our minds and bodies, which happen during REM sleep. Dream interpretation is also discussed.
This article has three poems inspired by Brenda’s 32nd promont, “fear?Each poem is based on the word fear. I have enjoyed writing poetry and some short stories recently.
This story is the sequel to ‘She Has Secrets’, which was a story based on Brenda Arledge’s prompt ‘secrets’. One woman has a secret that she has kept from her fiance, and she has a friend encouraging her to tell him. Miebakagh has encouraged me to write a happy ending to this story.
This story is based on Brenda Arledge’s prompt ‘secrets’. It is a short story with a surprise ending.
This article gives you the facts about urinary tract infections (UTIs). Statistics, symptoms, treatments and prevention remedies are all reviewed. The elderly population has some significant symptoms, which are also reviewed.
These poems are in response to Brenda Arledge’s prompt “clouds”. There is an acrostic poem, a sonnet and a free verse poem about a girl relating clouds to her memories.
This article gives surprising statistics for alcohol and drug abuse in senior citizens. Risky drinking and drug abuse in seniors is defined. Warning signs and risk factors are also reviewed. Organizations that help are also discussed.
This article has two poems, which are the result of Brenda Arledge’s prompt, stoy or poems“freedom”.Breda provides a prompt and we write poems or a story in response.
This article provides important information on how to stay looking young through staying out of the sun, eating the right foods and developing a skin care routine that is will keep your skin supple and radiant.
This is a short story about a young girl who wants to be a star, but must accept disappointment. This story is in response to Brenda Arledge’s 2th prompt, “stars”.
While most brain aneurysms cause no problem, they can be quite serious. The statistics, the symptoms, treatments and complications are all reviewed in this article.
This article has three poems per Brenda Arledge's 27th prompt, "summer". The Dog Days of Summer is the the theme of these poems. There is an acrostic poem, a sonnet and a narrative poem.
Colorectal is a serious disease. This article provides many facts about this disease, along with signs and symptoms. Treatments are also discussed along with healthy lifestyles.
The poetry in this article about the prompt “lesson” is inspired by Brenda Arledge’s prompt. There is an acrostic poem, a narrative poem and a simple sonnet.
There are several types of anemia, with iron deficiency anemia being the most common. This article lists various types of anemia, the symptoms and treatments.
This article is about my 12th Hubpage anniversary. I have made so many friends at Hubpages from around the world. I also reflected on an experience I had while growing up. There is a poem as well.
Tuberculosis (TB) can be a lethal disease, particularly in poor countries. Statistics, diagnosis, treatments and the people at risk are all discussed. Signs and symptoms are also reviewed, along with possible complications of TB.
Brenda Arledge has given Hubpage authors a 24th prompt, which is “letter”. There is an acrostic poem and a poem that bemoans the fact that many children are no longer learning to write in cursive.
There are several causes of meningitis, which is explained in this article. The typical symptoms, the diagnosis and the treatments are all reviewed.
Brenda Arledge has been giving the Hubpage community a prompt, which is 'laughter" this week. This article has two poems, and one of them is an acrostic poem.
This article is focused on getting early treatment if you get the COVID virus. The SARS variants are listed, and typical treatment for hospitalized patients is also explained.
This poem was written in response to Brenda Arledge’s 22nd prompt, ‘shadow’. The poem uses sunshine and shadows and compares them to our walk through life.
The early signs of a heart attack should not be ignored, and they are made clear in this article. The way the heart works and what happens during a heart attack is explained. The symptoms are listed for a major heart attack also. Risk factors are listed and possible treatments are explained.
This article has three poems inspired by Brenda Arledge’s prompt, which is age. One is an acrostic poem and the two other poems are about a sad old man and about an aging car.
Allergies occur when your body has a negative reaction to an allergen. Allergies are explained, along with the statistics, the common allergens, symptoms and the diagnosis. Treatments are also discussed. The difference between an allergy and the common cold is also explained.
There are two poems, one is acrostic, to meet Brenda's 20th prompt, which is regret.
This article has an acrostic poem and a short story about a girl who spends too much time looking in the mirror. It is in response to Brenda Arledge’s prompt, mirror.
This article discusses how food impacts asthma. A child’s asthma may be controlled with diet, while an adult's asthma is more difficult. It is still possible to be less symptomatic with the right foods.
This is an article with two poems based on Brenda Arledge’s prompt, ‘silence’. I thought about the beauty and the silence while walking through the forest. Only the sounds of nature will be heard.
This article simply explains the thyroid gland. Hypothyroid and hyperthyroid disease are discussed. The symptoms and treatments of these diseases are included.
This article is in response to Brenda Aldridge’s prompt, ‘memories’. It includes an acrostic poem and several of my memories while growing up.
Statin medications are prescribed for patients around the world. This article explains cholesterol blood work, the use of statins and possible side effects. Ways to prevent coronary artery disease is also discussed.
There are over 100 types of cysts. This article describes some of the more common types, with signs and symptoms. Treatments are also reviewed.
Urinary tract infections can be a serious problem, particularly for postmenopausal women. The symptoms, diagnoses, treatments and prevention are all reviewed in this article.
This article is in response to Brenda’s prompt, ‘fate’. There is poetry about fate in this article. Fate’s definition and some facts about fate are included.
The article about stroke discusses the statistics, signs, symptoms and treatment of strokes. It also includes the events with my husband’s stroke. The difficulties experienced by stroke victims is also discussed.
Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was an amazing woman in the 1800s. She was a well-known orator who spoke about women’s rirghts and slavery. She was a brave woman, who lived her life to the fullest.
This is a short love story and an acrostic poem written as a response to Brenda Arledge’s prompt ‘sunshine’.
Bell’s Palsy is a disorder that affects one side of the face, which causes facial drooping and other possible effects. The symptoms are fully explained along with the possible treatments.
This article is in response to Brenda’s prompt, ‘childhood’. The article reflects my joy at being the mother of three sons. There are two poems included as well.
This article discusses the legend of the Dogwood and the history of the Dogwood and the Azalea plants. Other plants and trees that bloom early in the south area so discussed.
Hiatal hernias are explained in this article. Lifestyle changes, medications and surgical remedies are explained.
This article is in response to Brenda Arledge's prompt, 'raindrops'. There is an acrostic poem and a short story.
This article discusses the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) on our bodies. Chronic illnesses may be associated with EMFs., so the types of EMFs and the ongoing research is discussed. Preventative protections are also reviewed.
'Today' is the new prompt from Brenda Arledge. I have written a poem along with some acrostic poems to meet this challenge.
Kidney stones tend to be very painful and they are fairly common. This article reviews kidney function, kidney stone statistics, risk factors, symptoms, and prevention guidelines.
The latest prompt from Brenda Arledge is proof. As this word has numerous possible meanings this article contains several poems that use the word proof is numerous ways.
The Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS) is a much more common cause for hallucinations than people realize. The cause is explained in this article, along with the types, symptoms and possible treatments.
Life is a very interesting prompt from Brenda Arldge. I have written about happiness and a meaningful existence, along with several poems.
Age spots are harmless, but this article gives you all the details about age spots, including the cause, who is at the most risk and what treatments are available is covered. Prevention of age spots is also covered.
Friendship is a prompt from Brenda Arledge. There is one acrostic poem and an ode to friendship poem. Some characteristics of friendship are included in the poetry.
Many people have trouble controlling their anger. This article tells of the physical effects of anger and related substance abuse problems. Testing for anger issues is also discussed, along with the goals of anger management classes.
Fairies and fairy tales have always delighted us, especially as children. These poems are in response to Brenda Arledge’s prompt. There are two poems about the prompt, Fairy.
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are a serious condition that requires surgery once the aneurysm is over 5 cm. This article provides statistics, contributing factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
This is a poem that is based on the prompt 'Hope' by Brenda Arledge.
Silent strokes are common after the age of 70. This article explains silent strokes, the symptoms, possible risk factors and some methods of prevention.
The poems are about tomorrow. They are as a result of the prompt by Brenda Arledge. They talk about the power of working as a team and as a group.
Heart disease is reviewed in this article with the focus on atrial fibrillation. The treatments are reviewed along with the risk factors. Bradycardia is also reviewed.
This article is written for Brenda's prompt, Madness. There is too much anger in this world, and the poems are meant to reflect the anger and the stress of daily life.
Our balance can be affected in several negative ways. Migraine, inner ear infections strokes or age can affect balance, which is covered in this article. Ménière's disease is also explained.
John Hansen offered a prompt or a challenge to write a poem or story. This is a poem about your guiding ideas and you path in life.
Eagles are an awesome bird, and this poetry is meant to write about their majestic presence in our world. This poem is in response to Brenda Alrlege's prompt "majestic."
Vitamin D is an important vitamin that helps protect you from autoimmune diseases, several cancers and the COVID virus. This is an important vitamin that you can get by spending time in the sun, drinking milk or taking a supplement.
Leaky gut syndrome is a disorder that is not recognized by many doctors. This article explains how a healthy gut works and what happens with an unhealthy gut. The symptoms, diagnosis and treatment are reviewed.
Binge eating is a very serious disorder, and there are some ways to cope with this disorder. The signs and symptoms, the diagnosis, and possible treatments are all discussed in this article. There are also emotional components that impact this disorder, and they are discussed as well.
Cluster headaches are excruciating and often occur little warning. The signs, symptoms, triggers and possible causes are reviewed. Treatment, including alternative choices are also discussed.
There are particular dynamics that facilitate teamwork. Geese are a great example of teamwork, which is fully explained fully in this article. The dynamics of good teamwork is fully explained.
Stress is causing a health crisis during the pandemic. The results of this stress are reviewed with all of the symptoms listed. The increased number of people with stress problems is also discussed.
Kate Warne was an incredible woman who was the first female detective in the United States. She had a short but amazing career. She solved numerous cases and saved the life of president Abraham Lincoln.
This article discusses sleep problems with adults, the elderly and children. Sleep stages and circadian rhythm are explained. Factors that cause sleep problems and treatments for insomnia are also discussed.
The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease is increasing. This article explains the stages, the risk factors, diagnoses, treatments and new Alzheimer’s disease research.
Peripheral neuropathy is an uncomfortable or painful condition that occurs for multiple reasons, with diabetes being the most common cause. This article reviews causes, diagnosis and all of the possible treatments.
There are numerous types of headaches, and there are 3 classifications. The types of headaches are explained, the treatments and some preventative measures are also reviewed.
Learn about cancer statistics and the numerous ways to prevent cancer. The risk of secondhand smoke, dioxins and pesticides is also explained. The facts of this article will keep you informed concerning the best ways to prevent this horrid disease.
Trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux, TN) is an extremely painful disease that is usually caused by compression of the trigeminal nerve. The symptoms, causes, diagnosis and the treatments are each explained in this article.
Oral thrush is a disease of the mouth that is very uncomfortable and can become painful if left untreated. This disease primarily affects babies and people that are immune suppressed. This article lists the symptoms and the treatments, including the homeopathic ones.
The differences between diverticulosis and diverticulitis are explained in this article. Statistics, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention are also covered. The symptoms that require surgery are also explained.
This article provides information about the COVID-19 vaccine, who should not get it and the possible side effects.
Neuroscientists have tried to determine if animals have feelings or emotions. This article explores this topic and discusses several examples. Some of the opinions of the neuroscientists are also covered.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women after skin cancer. Learn the top US hospitals for treatment, the statistics, risk factors, diagnosis, types of breast cancer and how it is treated.
Lung cancer is the leading type of cancer death. Early warning signs, diagnoses and treatments are reviewed in this article.
Fair Isaac Corporation Score (FICO) is explained. This article explains how your credit score is determined and ways to improve your credit or get new credit.
There are many problems that can afflict the feet. Many of them can be treated with over-the-counter products. Gout is one, and it's very painful. This article discusses possible causes, diagnoses, and treatments for gout.
I explain what a Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) score is. This article explains exactly how your credit score is determined and ways to improve your credit rating or get new credit.
As you age there are many things that will help you stay healthier. Enjoy your senior years by trying new activities. Eating healthy and exercising will help you age in a healthier fashion. This article gives numerous suggestions for various activities to do while you age
Positive thinking has numerous benefits to your health and long term survival. The benefits and the components of positive thinking are reviewed in this article. Negative self talk is discussed, along with methods of changing your outlook.
Dry eyes are an annoying condition and this article reviews possible causes. The symptoms, diagnosis and treatments are also discussed.
Intuition is a way to make a quick decision, usually based on your past experience. This article discusses decision making and the role of intuition. Some scientific studies are also reviewed.
Natural movement (MovNat) has become very popular over the last few years. This article explains what MovNat is and how to incorporate natural movement into your life. The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance’s plan is also discussed, along with the benefits of natural movement.
Brain fog is a common problem that causes a cognitive decline. The typical symptoms are listed in this article and possible causes are reviewed. Possible remedies are also reviewed.
The fascinating brain is discussed in this article. The conscious, subconscious and unconscious brain is explained. Telekinesis, psychokinesis and telepathy are also explained.
Asperger’s syndrome is a very mild disorder in the Autism Spectrum Disorder. This article discusses the symptoms, the way a diagnosis is reached and multiple ways to treat this disorder. The therapies make a huge difference in the lifestyle for any child.
Many types of mental disabilities are reviewed in this article along with their definitions. Causes of some common disabilities and problems associated with intellectual disabilities are also reviewed, along with possible treatments.
There are numerous conditions that can affect your skin. It is important to see a physician if you do not know what this is or how to treat it. If you have a chronic skin condition you will be able to treat it as soon as you see symptoms. Many of the most common skin problems are discussed in this a
This article discusses the common reasons for malaise and fatigue, which is explained. The symptoms of common diseases that cause malaise and fatigue are reviewed. Other possible reasons for malaise are also covered.
Constipation is a common problem, and the characteristics are listed in this article. Natural ways to relieve constipation are discussed. The difference between probiotics and prebiotics are also explained.
This article is in reponse to a challenge from Bill Holland. The article is about the memories I have for my grade school years with my family and friends.
GERD is acid reflux and this article gives statistics and symptoms. The infant GERD symptoms are also reviewed. The methods of diagnosis and the usual treatments are also included.
There are more than 80 different autoimmune diseases. People with rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus often have additional autoimmune diseases, which complicates their treatment. The symptoms and treatments are reviewed in this article.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a disorder where the median nerve in the hand is compressed and painful. The symptoms and the possible treatments are discussed in this article, as well as ways to help prevent the discomfort.
Endometriosis is a painful disease, and it is not always easily diagnosed. Infertility is another symptom. The signs, symptoms and treatment are discussed in this article. Homoeopathic treatments are also reviewed.
Hearing loss is a very common problem, which is especially true for aging adults. There are several types of hearing loss that are explained in this article. The way the ear works is also explained along with the types of hearing loss. Unfortunately, there are very few cures for hearing loss, and th
This is a story for the 5th Writing/photo challenge by Billybuc. This story is about a young girl in a family that is recovering from the loss of her brother. The relationship between the father, mother and daughter is difficult.
Learn about the 4 blood types: A, B, AB and O, plus learn about the positive and negative components. Each of these blood types affect the body differently, so this is also explained.
Hearing loss is a common problem in senior citizens. The types of hearing loss, the signs and symptoms of hearing loss and treatments are all reviewed in this article. The causes of hearing loss are also discussed in this article.
This article concerns my 11th anniversary as an author at Hubpages. It discusses some of my personal issues, along with my views about Hubpages. I have almost 500 articles available for reading at this time.
ACL injuries can happen to anyone, but they are most common with teenage and professional athletes. This article lists all the symptoms, the home treatment and the treatment that may be received by physicians for recovery. It lists ways to prevent ACL injuries as well.
Senior falls contribute greatly to morbidity and mortality around the world. Read about the fall statistics, the most common types of injuries and common medical problems of older people that cause falls. Learn of the multiple ways to help prevent falls at home.
Genealogy is a new way to solve some criminal cases, particularly cold cases. DNA research is very common today as people often like to know where their ancestors came from, what wars they fought in, what type of work they did and they like to know about the health of their ancestors.
Probiotics are full of microorganisms that aid the digestive system, which is naturally full of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Learn several probiotic facts and the benefits of taking these supplements. Read about the various studies that have been completed over the last few years.
World hunger is a problem and new artificial and synthetic foods are being developed. Several of the companies working on meats and other products are listed. The method of making these foods is discussed, along with advantages of making these products.
There are many types of dementia, which are reviewed in this article. The signs and symptoms of dementia are listed along with medications that help control the symptoms. Other therapies are also discussed.
Prostate cancer is the most common cause of death in older men. There are very few symptoms of this cancer but there are several treatments for this cancer. The way this cancer is diagnosed and treated is explained.
Migraine headaches have no known cause, but there are numerous treatments for these headaches. The medications are discussed along with some alternative methods and other ways to reduce the pain of these headaches.
Osteoporosis is a disorder that is common for women. This is especially true if you have an autoimmune disease and receive cortisone medications. The bone density test is explained, along with several medications that are used to treat osteoporosis.
Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a disease that affects the muscles and currently has no cure. There are several types of MD, and they are more prevalent in men than women. This article explains the characteristics of each type of MD.
Prostate cancer is discussed in this article, which lists examinations, problematic prostate symptoms, prostate cancer treatments and causes. Risk factors are also reviewed.
This article discusses possible changes someone might make in their lifestyle following the experiences of a pandemic. During the pandemic we have been taught some new lifestyle behaviors and they may continue after the pandemic has ended. Social distance is one of the most
This fan fiction story is in response to Lori Colbo’s (aka Lambservant) challenge. The young man in this story finds out some shocking news and the story includes his immediate family.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is designed to help children and adults who have a problem with learning, remembering or other brain skill problems. CBT is explained in this article. Methods of improving brain function are also discussed. Cognitive training goals are explained.
Strained family relationships have been shown to cause an increased number of chronic health conditions, particularly in the older family members. In this article, negative and positive family relationships are reviewed along with their outcomes.
This is a flash fiction story inspired by Billybuc’s pictures. The story is about an abused woman who finds a new path in life. Domestic abuse is a serious problem for many women and most big cities have safe houses for these victims.
This informational article about the thyroid gland explains the symptoms and treatments for hypothyroid and hyperthyroid disorders. The multiple thyroid diseases are explained.
This fan fiction story was written to meet Billybuc’s Photo Challenge. A couple is hiking down the Pacific Coast tri mid-November. An early snowstorm makes camping a bit more uncomfortable. The story tells of the adventures this couple has while hiking and camping.
Originating in Wuhan, China, the coronavirus has now spread to over 20 countries as travelers to the region return to their respective nations. Is it a global health emergency? How can we prevent it from becoming one?
Rhythms of brain waves between two people who are in a conversation begin to match each other. A new study shows that the brains of an adult entertaining an infant also sync up. This impacts a child’s learning and understanding of their world.
Peripheral neuropathy is a common ailment, particularly for those with diabetes. The peripheral nerves are outside the brain and the spinal cord. When they are damaged it typically causes numbness, weakness and pain, which usually occurs in the hands and feet. It may affect other areas of your body.
The 3 most common types of skin cancer are basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma. This article lists suspected causes, treatments, risk factors and prevention measures. The large amount of current research is also discussed.
his five book series by Richard Paul Evans recounts the tale of a man, Alan Christoferson, who walks across America after his wife dies and he loses his business and home. He plans to walk from Seattle, Washington to Key. West, Florida. These books tells about the unusual people he meets.
Women should get a diagnostic mammogram at least biennial when they are 60 years of age or older. If there is a positive family history it is a good idea to talk with their physician, get a mammogram and possibly a blood test to check for the BRCA genes. Learn about dense breast tissues.
A large study for the treatment of cardiovascular disease concluded that patients should be treated using a team approach and on medications before invasive procedures are used. If a patient presents who is having a heart attack physicians will immediately work to restore the coronary blood supply.
A sedentary lifestyle is now being considered comparable to smoking in regards to serious health problems. There are new medical studies that prove sitting too many hours without moving is detrimental to your health. The studies are reviewed and suggestions are made to improve your health.
It is important to get an adequate amount of sleep each night to be productive. Two studies were recently completed on lack of sleep and the effects of total sleep deprivation. The effects on the brain and cognition effects with sleep deprivation is well documented.
Heart transplants began in 1967 and the technology for this surgery and the care afterwards has improved. There are risks after the transplant and they are discussed. A donor heart is typically received from a person who is brain dead, but recently a transplant was done with a heart from a deceased
Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol has been shown to have some health benefits. Overindulging with alcohol has numerous associated health problems. The benefit of red wine is explained and the allergic reaction from sulfites for some is also discussed. Risks of heavy drinking are reviewed.
In response to DzyMsLizzyty"s challenge, this story is about two twin sisters, a boyfriend and their relationship. One sister tries to protect her twin due to a boyfriend that is not so nice.
Pancreatic cancer is often diagnosed in the late stages of this disease. Often the patient will not have any side effects until they are in the later stages. Symptoms, prevention and treatment are all covered in this article.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) happen most frequently to children between 0-4 year old and people over 75 years of age due to falls. Moderate or severe TBIs often have long term of permanent physical or mental impairments. Learn the definition of TBIs, the symptoms and steps for recovery.
Anorexia nervosa is a very serious disorder. The history of this disorder dates back to the 1300-1400s. This article recounts my friend’s experience, the multiple symptoms of the disorder and the prognosis. Types of therapy are listed, along with current research.
This article gives you information about each federal census. It offers advice on researching your family tree and it give you specific information about each census. In 1790, the place and name of your ancestor is offered, but each ten years the amount of information gathered increases.
IBD is a problem for millions of people around the world. This article explains the differences in ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Symptoms, various treatments and risk factors for these diseases are all discussed. The diagnosis for IBDs is also reviewed.
Vaping has been associated with illness, hospitalizations and death this year. We do not know exactly what is causing this problem, but the FDA and CDC are looking carefully at this problem Do not buy any vaping product off the street. This article lays out the factual information.
The flu vaccine is ready for the 2019-2020 season. This vaccine saves lives, so learn the facts. People older than six months should be vaccinated according to the CDC. In 2018, 80,000 in the U.S. died from the flu, plus numerous people were hospitalized. A new vaccine must be developed each year.
Neck and back pain are a common problem for anyone over 40 years of age. Some stretches and specific exercises may help reduce pain. When everything else fails radiofrequency neurotomy may be a good option. This procedure is explained in this article.
The Hepatitis viruses are very serious. Hepatitis A,B,C and D each have unique viruses that cause damage to the liver. Hepatitis A is the least deadly, but it can still make you very ill. The other viruses are described in this article with their symptoms and preventative vaccines.
COPD is an obstructive lung disease that cannot be fully healed, but it can be controlled with the new inhalers, nebulizer medications and the respiratory vest. For millions of people have COPD, it is so important to follow the instructions and learn how to use an inhaler properly.
California has thousands living on the street. Multiple diseases have increased; medieval diseases, are a concern Typhus, typhoid fever and hepatitis cases have risen. Overcrowding, needles, urine and feces on the street is a danger, plus the number of rats that carry infected fleas is a problem.
The adolescent brain is growing and creating new pathways for thoughts. The brain is changing throughout adolescence, with some brain cells being eliminated and other pathways maturing. Stress and diet can play a role in the devolopment of the brain. This article spells out the process.
This is a fan fiction article about a couple when the wife gets her purse stolen. How she reacts, the husband’s response and the robber getting arrested are all part of the story.
Longevity is another word for life expectancy. Scientists have determined various ways to look at life expectancy for human beings. They have used muscle loss in senior citizens, diet and weight, genetics, environmental factors and psychological aspects to predict longevity.
This article explains the risk of dementia when taking certain medications, particularly the drugs that are anticholinergics. People over 55 years of age are at a higher risk for dementia if they are taking multiple medications daily. Older patients in the hospital are at a higher risk for delirium.
Chronological age and biological age are two different things, which is fully explained in this article. The importance of biological age and healthy ways to reduce your aging are reviewed in this article.
Macular degeneration is a disease that affects the eyes and occurs typically for people over the age of 50. As 10 million Americans have this disease, it is good to get regular eye exams. There are some treatments when it becomes more serious, but it is considered an incurable disease.
Lou Gehrig’s disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is a fatal disease with no cure. The life expectancy after diagnosis is 2-4 years, but some people live 10 years. This article explains the symptoms, treatments and the new research.
Brain injuries occur in 1.7 million people annually in the United States. This story is based on my personal experience as an RN working in ICU. We are taught to keep our emotions out of patient care, but this case really upset me at the time, maybe because he was 17 years old.
Back pain is a very common problem. This article explains ways to prevent having a back problem. It also discusses various kinds of back surgeries and what to expect during the procedure and in recovery.
This is a Fan Fiction article about a seniors who are spending their summer in the Adirondack Mountains. A widow and widower meet and find love they thought they would never happen again at their age.
Parkinson’s disease can be difficult to diagnose, and this article gives you statistics, common symptoms, treatments and ongoing research. The changes in the brain are described and some of the possible causes.
This Fan Fiction story could apply to a woman or a man who loses their life partner, particularly at a young age. The difficulty of working through grief, particularly with young children is explored.
Trusting your intuition can help you make the best decisions. This article explains the way the mind works when making decisions, and it also explains the benefits of intuitive thinking. Ways to improve your intuition are included.
At the request of some people I have written a conclusion for this Fan Fiction article. This touches on a woman recovering from an abusive husband and her relationship with a police officer that helped her at the time of her divorce.
Sickle Cell anemia is a very painful disease that destroys the lining of blood vessels and often organs. There is a new medication that helps prevent a SCA crisis and the stem cell replacement that may cure a patient with this difficult disease. Symptoms and treatments are explained in this article.
There are numerous benefits to positive thinking, and negative feelings cause unwanted results. Goals, health and ways to stay positive are all discussed in this article. The way the brain works with positive and negative thoughts is explained.
This is a Fan Fictional story about an abused woman and a caring police officer. This lady’s husband is an alcoholic and abusive. This thoughtful policeman befriends this woman in her time of need.
This article explains many facts associated with dreaming, the physiological and psychological components. It recounts the history of scientific studies, and many little known facts are included. Nightmares and lucid dreaming is also discussed. The difference between men and women’s dreams is expl
There are numerous myths concerning sleep. This article explains the various stages of sleep, and it lists numerous myths concerning sleep. It also explains the dangers of not getting an adequate amount of sleep each night and the symptoms of insomnia.
This Fan Fiction article tells the story about a couple who have to make a serious decisions that impacts their future, and that of their child’s.
As 15%-20% of people age 65 or older suffer from mild cognitive impairment, transcranial magnetic stimulation may be able to reverse memory loss. This magnetic stimulation was used in a clinical study to reverse memory loss.TMS has almost no side effects. The study is explained in this article.
Ann Carr put forth a fiction challenge about 5 months ago. I came across my beginning paragraphs a couple of days ago and finished it. This is a short fictional story, that may not be short enough. I usually do not post fictional articles, so I hope any comments will be totally honest with me.
Food allergies are an immune system response shortly after eating a particular food. They affect about six to eight percent of children under age three and up to three percent of adults. The common food allergies, preventions and symptoms are explained. The increase in food allergies is discussed.
The benefits of positive thinking for life and good health are explained. Cancer does not seem to be affected by a positive attitude. A longer life and better health is possible with a positive attitude.
The oldest city in the United States is St. Augustine. Read about the Spaniards and the English history. The history of St. Augustine is interesting, and there is so much to see if you visit. There are numerous festivals, great restaurants and excellent shopping opportunities.
The evolving English language over several centuries is fascinating as 1,000 new words added annually. If you are an older adult, millenials and teenagers use several words and abbreviations you may not be familiar with, but they are discussed in this article.
The bald eagle has a fascinating history in the U.S. They are large raptors with hooked, yellow beaks and claws. They have come off of the endangered species list. The species is on the Great Seal of the U.S. and is used on most official documents from the president. It is on vehicles and podiums.
Services dogs have different types of training depending on the needs of an individual. There are dogs that can detect cancer due to their sense of smell, dogs for veterans that have PTSD or traumatic injuries (through non-profit agencies), and dogs that are used by the police and in the military.
This article gives the facts on leaky gut syndrome. The way the leaky gut syndrome affects the digestive system is explained and the common symptoms are discussed. There is a lis of healthy foods that may heal this medical issue and foods to avoid are also listed.
There are numerous advancement for patients due to new technology. This article explains pharmacogenomic testing, RNA technology, heart valve replacements and new cancer treatments. The treatment for acute strokes and hemorragic strokes is also explained. Artificial intelligence has made advances.
There are 60 national parks and 417 parks totally in the USA. The scenery is spectacular, and there are birds, animals and beautiful mountains and rivers to enjoy. This article describes some of the top national parks and lists some of the others. Each park offers there own scenery and
This article discusses how various foods can cause and increase in your body anti-inflammatory response, and it may actually cause an increase in the pain due to autoimmune diseases. These diets are primarily vegetarian, but there are choses. It also provides information of Leaky Gut Syndrome.
Marshall Mendoff, the owner of Xyleco, is a scientist that has discovered a way to convert the cellulose in plant life in biofuel. Xyleco has also developed numerous other products from plant life, such as: household products, plastic silverware replacements, livestock feed, fertilizer, cosmetics.
Osteoporosis causes 8.9 million fractures on an international level. Learn how osteoporosis affects a person, how it is diagnosed and how this condition is treated. Why are men and woman affected by bone loss at different ages? This article explains all the facts concerning this silent disease.
Carbon Capture and Storage is a important tool that tackles climate change, provides energy security, creates jobs and economic prosperity. The types of CCS are described and the technology, capture, transportation and storage are all described. This stops greenhouse gases from polluting our skies.
Many people choose New Year’s resolutions on January 1st, but few are successful long-term. Resolutions must be realistic and planned. Written resolutions are more successful and they are tied to an individual’s happiness. I've included happiness studies and suggested resolutions.
The polio-like virus we frequently hear of on TV is actually acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). The CDC started keeping track of the number of people infected in 2014, and the number has steadily increased. It can paralysis limbs and have other serious effects. There is no cure and no way to prevent it.
Alexa and Echo Dot are popular technology tools that can convert your home into a smart home. Owners of the Echo speak commands and ask questions, which always get answered. Recordings are kept at Amazon in the cloud, and now they are being subpoenaed for use in criminal court cases.
According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 3 million people in the US have a peanut allergy. Peanut allergies for children have been on the rise in recent years, and the symptoms of this allergy can be severe. This article gives the facts for children’s food allergies.
Infant mortality (infant death prior to age one) is a problem throughout the world. Causes of infant mortality, including birth defects, are explained. Ways to have a healthy pregnancy and prevent infant mortality are also covered.
Lymphoma is a serious cancer that is treatable, especially if it is found early. Even stage III or IV patients have a good chance of living 5 years or more, and there are many cures being explored. Knowing the facts about symptoms is important to avoid a late diagnoses. Treatments are discussed.
Subliminal messages are perceived by the unconscious brain. There is not as much subliminal messaging happening in the US now as previously reported, but there could be subtle messages that are received unconsciously. Messaging has probably been used by or political operatives, yet it may not work.
About 1 in 3 US citizens are providing care for an older adult. Facts, tips and methods to cope with difficulties are discussed. Caregiver burnout symptoms are reviewed, as is coping with the difficulties of caring for a loved one.
Addiction to cell phones, computers, tablets and even TV time is becoming more common. Children and teenager information for use of technology is explored with suggestions for help. Possible problems are listed for the use of too much exposure to technology, which may be an addiction.
Repetitive movements or unwanted sounds, known as tics, are the hallmark symptoms of Tourette syndrome (TS). The tics are simple or complex. There is no cure, although there are treatments for the symptoms. TS is usually diagnosed in children, and boys are 3 to 4 times more likely to develop TS.
The tongue is a unique part of the body, and it is a muscle that never tires. The future may see the tongue becoming a biometric authentication as each person’s tongue is totally unique. The way the taste buds work is explained. Potential problems reflected by the tongue is explained.
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a very serious disease for children under the age of 20. This article explains what Type 1 diabetes is and what treatments are necessary. It also explains all the new research, and it lists the symptoms of T1D. The possible complications are also discussed.
The schools in the US have numerous complicated problems in educating our students to obtain a skill set to move forward in life, plus the capability to think and problem solve. The overcrowding in schools, parental indifference or lack of funding. This article is based on my independent research.