Research says it’s not healthier
I’m always conflicted at the grocery store.
Should I spend the extra money on fruits and vegetables labeled “organic”? Or should I just buy “conventionally-grown” produce at the lower price?
I don’t mind paying premium for the best flavor, such as fresh peaches or tomatoes from local growers tha
t boast organic and sustainable farming practices.
But broccoli, apples, bananas? Can anyone really tell the …
read on If you don’t like it, you won’t do it
I am not an athlete and I don’t like to exercise. As a child I was the classic kid with her nose in a book, always choosing to sit quietly in the library during recess while the other kids played dodge ball and tag, or swung on the monkey bars.
So invariably over the years, my new year’s resolutions have focused …
read on Screening guidelines often don’t agree
One of the mandatory benefits of health insurance, thanks to Obamacare, is that
preventive or screening services are covered without charging copays or coinsurance.
Preventive care is not really “free,” of course, because we pay higher premiums and higher copays and deductibles for other health care. It’s more like pre-paid.
(Oh, and make sure the doctor and testing facility (lab or radiology) are in your …
read on A son’s anguish
Have you ever read the comic strip
Created by Scott Adams, it is a wonderfully humorous and satirical cartoon about a white-collared worker, Dilbert, who exists in a world of partitioned office cubicles and micromanaging bosses. It’s very funny.
But this morning I ran across Scott Adams’s blog and
read his very angry, very painful, very un-funny post about his dying father. I hope my father
read on The what?
No, it’s not a new main dish like the
turducken or tofurkey.
A churkendoose is the imaginary barnyard creature created for a children’s story by Ben Ross Berenberg in 1946. A definite oddball, it’s part chicken, turkey, duck and goose.
Sadly out of print,
The Churkendoose was a popular Golden Book and 45-rpm record that delighted several generations of children and their parents. Beautifully orchestrated, the 9-minute … read on Or “Levothyroxine costs how much?”
Last week I went into our local Costco to pick up my husband’s 90-day supply of levothyroxine, a generic thyroid replacement medication.
He has been taking levothyroxine every day for three years, since he had his thyroid gland removed due to thyroid cancer. And he will need to continue taking it every day for the rest of his life.