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Celebrating President’s Day all week with patriot flag cake (Recipe)

SAN DIEGO, February 18, 2019 —President’s Day is the combined birthdays of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and what better way to enjoy it than with this delicious berry flag cake. Berries are readily available nearly year round anymore, and always seek the freshest from a natural market or even a fruit stand if ...

Living with ALS: Finding a purpose to life with a debilitating disease

CHARLOTTE, NC,: Some people describe their diagnosis with ALS as being given an “invisible expiration date.”  Or being placed in the “ALS waiting room.” If we are honest, the healthiest people have the same condition.The only difference is they don’t deal with a debilitating disease every day. Nevertheless, the “invisibility” factor is still in that ...

Put a little love in your heart: February is Heart Health Month

SAN DIEGO:  Show your heart some love this Heart Health Month. A human heart requires nurturing, attention and care if it is to be healthy and fully functioning. MASS MURDERER: HEART DISEASE Americans are often prone to downplaying their own heart health risks. Yet according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, heart ...

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Living with ALS while battling the “Music of the Night”

CHARLOTTE, NC: Every day with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS is an adventure. Most of the time it’s not pleasant, but there are exceptions now and then. Sometimes, there are actually benefits, though I can’t think any at the moment. As I have mentioned on several occasions, sleeping can be one of the most challenging ...

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The Witches of Westwick: Harris, Pelosi & Waters – Cali gals of health care

WASHINGTON: Kamala Harris, now running for president, wants universal health care. She maintains it is a right, not a privilege. That would, of course, mean that the 13th Amendment is not a law but a suggestion. No? Who knew? Harris proposal is  juvenile, thoughtless drivel People in the real world are entertained, for lack of ...

Glaucoma Awareness Month: Taking preventative measures

SAN DIEGO, January 29, 2019 — January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and brings to the fore a message of prevention and hope. The precious gift of sight, one of the most critical of all the senses, is not able to be fully experienced or enjoyed by those affected with glaucoma. Over 3 million Americans and ...

Avocado Grapefruit Salad makes a healthy and tasty addition to any meal

SAN DIEGO, January 22, 2019 – Avocados have gained popularity in recent years, but are still a classic and Avocado Grapefruit Salad will be a welcome addition to any meal. THE ANCIENT AVOCADO Avocados have an ancient history. They are depicted in early Aztec drawings and artifacts, and experts believe they date back to approximately ...

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Sunday spectacle: Rare super blood wolf moon eclipse details, live stream

WASHINGTON:  Sunday, January 20, 2019, will be spectacular, at least visually.  No, it’s not the fight between President Trump and Speaker Pelosi.  The Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse lunar phenomena will be stealing the headlines. At least for an hour or so. The recent storms should have moved out enough that visibility across the Northern ...

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Living with ALS and the challenge of sleeping

CHARLOTTE, NC:  One lesson ALS quickly teaches is that each day is a new experience. If “variety is the spice of life” then ALS has to rank among the “spiciest” diseases in existence. Comedian Redd Foxx would tell this one joke.  Foxx would say his uncle had two regrets in his whole life. One that ...

How to achieve youthful healthy hair and skin no matter your age

SAN DIEGO:  Healthy hair and skin often signal overall good health. Given that Americans spend several billions of dollars every year on the latest dermatological procedures and over-the-counter products, there is no denying that having great hair and skin is highly sought after. Achieving success through increased health, while also improving appearance, is not as difficult ...

Life’s purpose is to have purpose, goals and forward thinking

SAN DIEGO:  What is your purpose in life? Finding one’s life purpose gives meaning to existence and the motivation to create goals which accomplish it. It is what makes us reach for the stars! A PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE Researchers are finding that having a higher purpose in life, extending beyond mere day-to-day survival, has major health ...

Christmas: Staying in balance during the most wonderful time of the year

SAN DIEGO: The holidays and the Christmas season are the most wonderful time of the year for many Americans. However, it’s important to remain balanced. Celebratory times with friends and family can include indulgences on a variety of levels from overeating to overspending, just remember to pace yourself. THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR ...

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Living with ALS: Playing Balderdash, family, and “rotating the board”

CHARLOTTE, NC, December 23, 2018 — One of our many family traditions during the holidays is playing a board game after Christmas dinner. Each year we try to find a game that is new, challenging and just plain old family fun. For me personally, my favorite is still a game called “Balderdash.” Over the years ...