There is an uptick among the aging society in developing countries. There are approximately 600 million persons age 60 plus, with many becoming centurions.
CHARLOTTE, NC: Woody Allen, the prolific screenwriter, movie director and comedian, once said that “Showing up is 80 percent of life.” For those of us with ALS, that percentage is probably higher. The more familiar name for ALS, at least in the United States, is Lou Gehrig’s disease. The man who was known as the ...
Two days before Christmas, my four-year-old granddaughter said of Santa Claus, "I think he'll bring you a little wheelchair!"
Even without snow and year round sunshine, when I was growing up, Christmas in San Diego was always a wonderful experience.
SAN DIEGO: Looking for a healthy side for your holiday dinner or brunch table, Avocado and Grapefruit salad is the answer! This can be served as a main course side or, remove the onion and arrange with toast points for a refreshing and healthy breakfast / brunch choice. Ancient avocado Avocados have an ancient history. ...
PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: Trinidad and Tobago’s House of Representatives considered a new measure: allowing, among a number of other provisions, the research, cultivation, and retail distribution of cannabis, through the creation of a Trinidad and Tobago Cannabis Licensing Authority. What is the impetus for the bill? Attorney General Faris Al Rawi, during ...
Christmas with a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's can envoke stressfulness and loss gradually replacing joy and merriment.
One of the lessons of life, and baseball, we need to learn is that home is the ultimate goal. And home means responsibilities that don't change.
Friendsgiving is a relatively new concept for Thanksgiving Day, sharing the day with those who are not blood family members.
In my pre-Pinocchio days when I could walk and talk like a real boy, I visited the Christmas markets in Europe where Christmas is the way it should be.
Cranberry chutney recipe makes a great addition to any Thanksgiving meal, keeping the traditional cranberry sauce at the head of the table.
With ALS, the more routine the better. By establishing a set beginning, middle and end for each daily activity, both sides know what to expect and when.
Pumpkin spice wafting from the kitchen conjures thoughts of Thanksgiving, but why wait when you can get a ton of products now.
The key is to accept my new normal. Rather than fighting reality. If I am to live, I must find a way to exist amid the madness of ALS.
Pumpkin soup is an efficient way to make use of a leftover Halloween pumpkin once Halloween is past.
A handicap should most assuredly be acceptable for someone with a disability. Tolerance is a wonderful thing. The world could use more of it...in abundance.
Witches have played a significant role throughout history in the development of the healing arts and in modern-day medicine.
Are you a vegetarian? Approximately 7.3 million Americans, follow a plant-based diet, and 0.5 percent or 1 million persons are vegans.
SAN DIEGO–October 15, 2019, National Mammography Day is celebrated on October 18th each year and reminds all women of every age and background that an annual mammography just might save their life! National Mammography Day On October 18, 1993, Former President William J. Clinton signed Proclamation 6615 to raise public awareness about the devastating impact breast cancer has on ...
An immediate cure might not exist, there should be some way to arrest the deterioration process of ALS. That would halt its progression. Hence the cynicism.