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Rats: The Big Cheese

Posted on 07/21/2011 by |Health | Comments

Personal HealthEvery other Thursday, we have Trish Vradenburg as our special guest blogger covering Alzheimer’s issues. Trish is a playwright, author, television writer, and Alzheimer’s disease advocate. She and her husband, George, founded UsAgainstAlzheimer’s with the goal of finding a cure or treatment for Alzheimer’s by the year 2020. She brings her legendary humor and wit to the devastating realities of Alzheimer’s, and we’re excited to have her share with us here. Oddly enough, I’ve never wanted to be friends with …

Rats: The Big Cheese

Posted on 07/21/2011 by |Before I Forget | Comments

Personal HealthOddly enough, I’ve never wanted to be friends with a rodent. Not cuddly enough.  Not fun to play with. I may have been the only person to dislike the Disney movie “Ratatouille,” about Remy, a rat, who dreams of becoming a chef in Paree. With the help of his rat pal, Linguini (spoiler alert!), he makes his dream come true. All I could think about was a RAT preparing my meal.  Yuck!  Would I find little pieces of my brie and …

Do It: Sex is Good for Your Health

Posted on 07/13/2011 by |Health | Comments

Personal HealthThere’s some truth to “Sexual Healing” beyond a catchy tune, according to Michael Castleman. He gives us a pretty compelling argument as to how sex can benefit our whole body health. Castleman goes over the more obvious benefits, like how it burns calories and helps you relax. But did you know sex can decrease your blood pressure? That’s right, a study in Europe showed that according to their findings, the higher the sexual frequency, the lower the blood pressure. Also, …

Not Just Talk: Behind the Scenes at an Alzheimer’s Congressional Hearing

Posted on 07/7/2011 by |Before I Forget | Comments

Personal HealthI have been to some Congressional hearings and might I sum most of them up right now: yawn. Except for the hearing two weeks ago on Alzheimer’s. So maybe you have to be interested  – okay, passionately involved – in the subject for a hearing to be interesting. You say Alzheimer’s and I’m there. I think the headline of this hearing should have been “Alzheimer’s Threatens Global Fiscal Stability.” In other words, Congress, if you don’t fix Alzheimer’s with a cure or way …

Not Just Talk: Behind the Scenes at an Alzheimer’s Congressional Hearing

Posted on 07/7/2011 by |Health | Comments

Personal HealthEvery other Thursday, we have Trish Vradenburg as our special guest blogger covering Alzheimer’s issues. Trish is a playwright, author, television writer, and Alzheimer’s Disease advocate. She and her husband George founded UsAgainstAlzheimer’s with the goal of finding a cure or treatment for Alzheimer’s by the year 2020. She brings her legendary humor and wit to the devastating realities of Alzheimer’s, and we’re excited to have her share with us here. I have been to some Congressional hearings and might …

The End Game

Posted on 06/23/2011 by |Before I Forget | Comments

Personal HealthI read this article last week, which relates: “Beloved science fiction and fantasy writer Terry Pratchett has terminal early-onset Alzheimer’s. He’s determined to have the option of choosing the time and place of his death, rather than enduring the potentially horrific drawn-out death that Alzheimer’s sometimes brings. But Britain bans assisted suicide, and Pratchett is campaigning to have the law changed.” I have seen the ravages of Alzheimer’s. Because we have lacked sufficient funds for research, we still appear to …