Jan 272015

Valentines cards, candy, and gifts are already in the stores, which is no surprise. Little red hearts and cute stuffed animals can make the most rational adult go screaming into the night if you don’t want to think about your romantic life (or lack of it).


As boomers and those with more years to our credit, we’ve been through this enough to ignore it if we choose. But one thing is worth paying attention to: how genuinely good it is for our health to touch one another, be affectionate, and have close relationships.

(Whether that relationship is with another human, an animal, or your leaf blower is up to you.)

Research is all over this. Holding hands reduces stress and pain, and the effects can last throughout the day. Being around people you care for causes you to experience a rise in “feel good” hormones like dopamine, which give us focus, energy, and optimism.

Companionship and affection can even help protect you from dementia, by helping build up our reserve of healthy brain cells, among other benefits.

Studies show that having a group of friends can help you live a longer and healthier life, especially when those friends are a mix of ages. I’ve always believed everyone should have at least one good friend over 80. You will learn more about patience and perspective than you ever thought possible.

Being social can boost your immune system. Friends lessen grief, enrich your life and improve your health. Friends can help you achieve your weight loss and fitness goals (unless they feel the need to share a 10-pound bag of M&Ms with you). Continue reading »

About Laura

Laura is a long-time professional writer and creator of www.RockTheWrinkle.com, a blog for boomers all about starting over, recharging, and celebrating the wisdom that comes with the wrinkles. She's proud of hers!

Jan 262015

http://www.shmirshky.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Ellen_Dolgen_Menopause_Monday.jpgBefore I tell you all about this fabulous new eBook I’m releasing -for FREE- I want to take a moment to reflect on what the Menopause Mondays blog, and all my work in educating women and men on perimenopause and menopause, has meant to me, and to thank YOU for everything you’ve given me.

As I walked down the stairs to my computer this morning, I began reminiscing about these past years of writing and blogging about perimenopause and menopause.

My morning usually begins at 7AM.  I love the quiet of the house and the sunlight peaking in as I raise the blinds. I yearn for my morning coffee, but these days it is a few steps behind my probiotic (who knew we need to balance the good and bad bacteria?!!) and a large glass of ice water.

I try to do my morning 20-minute meditation, but frankly my need to check my emails resulting from my weekly blog posts usually wins out.  What if someone is suffering in another time zone? I don’t want them to wait too long to get support.  I remember how alone I felt when my perimenopausal symptoms were running my life. More like ruining my life.

Some of the emails contain just one line: “Help, I am depressed!” or “I can’t sleep anymore. Am I in perimenopause?” Others are very long journals of very trying, difficult emotional highs and lows, severe depression, insomnia, or shockingly severe issues with sex and libido that are causing marriages to fall apart. Continue reading »

Jan 252015

Are you still torturing yourself with uncomfortable shoes?

I’m not just saying this to women, but men as well. Seems many of us are still doing this, though you’d think by now we would know better.

I am a card-carrying member of the plantar fasciitis club, so my days of sexy shoes are over, unless they can handle orthotics. It’s always such fun to try on shoes in a store and have to pull out the footbed that comes with the shoe, whip out my orthotics, and see if I then can get my feet in them. Thank God these days you can actually find attractive shoes that can handle the challenge.

But all those thin, crazy shoes that put women’s feet in a vertical position?

Not no way, not no how. And why would I, even if I could?

Turns out, not surprisingly, foot pain and disorders are some of the most common ailments of people over 50. Maybe it’s because some have worn painful shoes their whole lives. Maybe it’s that their shoes don’t fit (podiatrists say this is much more common than you would think).

Maybe some people just think they have to live with pain because they are over 50, 60, 70….etc.


Consider the foot. 26 bones. 33 joints. More than 120 muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Your feet get you going. Absorb the shock of hitting the ground with each step. Give you balance.  Let you dance, kick a ball, pick up marbles when you’re bored, stroke a cat’s fur.  Feel the warmth of sand on a relaxing beach. And for me maybe most importantly, let me hike all over beautiful mountain and desert trails.

IMG_0130So why don’t we take better care of them?

I almost can’t look at photos of women wearing the vertical stilettos…it makes my own feet hurt. I sincerely wish more women in the public eye would just go ahead and say, “Look, most women’s shoes are ridiculous. Let’s all admit that, wear something that doesn’t destroy our feet, and move on to what’s really important, like lunch.”   I don’t think that’s going to happen.

Instead, some women just insist on continuing the fantasy. More power to you, but just have the facts. WebMD lists the consequences of wearing these torture devices: knots on the back of the heel, blisters, swelling, bursitis, hairline fractures and more. Even ballet flats can be bad, as they provide no arch support and can lead to knee, hip, and back problems. Continue reading »

About Laura

Laura is a long-time professional writer and creator of www.RockTheWrinkle.com, a blog for boomers all about starting over, recharging, and celebrating the wisdom that comes with the wrinkles. She's proud of hers!

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Jan 242015

Trillium_Poncho_cat_dogThe number one reason for not having a cat or a dog as your pet is the fact that they shed their fur and that it is very likely that you will be having a lot of unwanted hairs all over your apartment. Some may think that there are different times of the year when pets shed the most of their fur, but the sad truth is that they do it throughout the entire year, regardless of the season. This means that cat or dog hair on your coat, shirt, or jeans is an accessory that you will be wearing all the time, unless you do something about it. Here are some of the things you can do to remove pet hair.

Proper Cleaning Products and Gear

While vacuuming may seem like a good first aid when you see your apartment covered with your pet’s hair, you may want to reconsider that due to the fact that a lot of those hairs will just end up scattered around the house because of the air exiting from the vacuum cleaner. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t use it, but it merely suggests that using only that is not enough. You need to make sure that you use materials and products that diminish the electrostatic attraction causes the hair to be there in the first place. This includes rubber gloves and rubber brooms, using one teaspoon of fabric softener in a bottle of water as a cleaning agent and a lot of portable lint rollers in your bags and coat pockets. Continue reading »

About Diana Smith

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to health and alternative medicine. In her free time she enjoys exercising at the local gym and preparing healthy meals for her family.

Jan 202015

Getting work done on the cheeks is a growing trend in the United States. Many people are unhappy with having a flat face and want a more angular or fuller look. Plastic surgeons have developed a few different options for people who want full, attractive cheeks that can really define their face.

Fuller Cheeks

Before deciding which plastic surgery options are right for you, discuss the issues you have with a qualified plastic surgeon. You want to find the options that will work best with your lifestyle and help you accomplish your goals.

Cheek Implants

Cheek implants are commonly used to create a fuller shape. There are a wide variety of implant styles and sizes available to help give you the exact look you want. This helps many people feel more in control of how they look, especially since implants wield permanent results.

The implants are surgically added to the surface just under the skin. This means that there are a few risks associated with cheek implants, such as infection, migration or shifts in the implant or bone shrinkage. These risks are only in rare cases. Talk to a qualified plastic surgeon about the potential risks of cheek implants before deciding on this popular option. Continue reading »


I am blogger and passionate about writing on various topics like technology, Home improvement, automotive and health. My main aim is to provide useful information to reader.

Jan 202015

images (1)Home decoration has always been considered an exhausting, but at the same time a creative process. Choosing fabrics, colors and pieces of furniture, we usually don’t keep in mind the fact that these items are supposed to please us for a long time. Have you ever walked in your living room and suddenly became dissatisfied or even annoyed? Well, this is the first sign that something needs to be changed. Although renovations have always been very expensive, you can still refurbish your home and stay within a budget. Don’t be reluctant about this venture because it could lead to amazing results. All you need to have is creativity and willingness.

Play with colors and textures

First things first, you should empty the entire room. This tiresome, but on the other hand very useful idea will help you decide what you like about the room and what not.  Then, you should detect all the possible problems about your floors and walls and repair them. These elements of your room are of immense significance for its entire impression. When it comes to floors, they give the whole room the sense of depth. If you have linoleum or carpeting, you should certainly replace them with wood floors. Although this venture could be quite expensive, it will provide you with healthier environment and add beauty to your room.

Painting the walls is really cheap and that is the best way for you to refresh your space. Play with colors and experiment in order to achieve an ideal look. Avoid aggressive colors that negatively affect your behavior, such as red or intense yellow. Neutral colors are more pleasant and since their specters are extremely wide, you are always given the opportunity to choose the perfect color for your space. Mix several nuances of one color or a couple of colors that match nicely in order to achieve more interesting effect. images Continue reading »

About Diana Smith

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to health and alternative medicine. In her free time she enjoys exercising at the local gym and preparing healthy meals for her family.

Jan 192015

http://www.shmirshky.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Ellen_Dolgen_Menopause_Monday.jpgIn today’s over-prescribed, oversized yet undernourished society, we often find ourselves plagued with inexplicable ailments. I’m not talking about the hot-flash-weight-gain-tender-breast-migraine symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. I’m talking about more chronic, everyday symptoms.

As with menopause symptoms, many people are seeking out alternative treatments to prescription drugs. Interestingly, while people often look to eliminate troublesome foods from their diet, it’s less common for them to add certain foods to help alleviate symptoms.

For those who suffer from histamine intolerance, many have found relief through a combination of physical and mental “treatments.” By regulating diet and using the brain to heal, many sufferers have alleviated their symptoms.

Although histamine intolerance may affect only about 1 percent of the population, its symptoms are often confused with other maladies, such as food allergies. The majority of those diagnosed with histamine intolerance is women in their 40s. Guess what? Hormonal imbalance can trigger histamine intolerance in women who previously did not suffer from it prior to menopause. Continue reading »

Jan 172015

In this world of concrete, glass and steel, what can be better for giving some color and character to both your yard and your home, than a carefully chosen and well-maintained tree or shrub? Aside from giving your surrounding a beautiful and natural green atmosphere, it also makes your connection to nature deeper, thus significantly improving your mental health. As a crucial part of nature, man himself feels most at ease when surrounded by nature, so this is something you should pay special attention to.

Although every part of nature is special in its own way, it is a completely subjective thing, as to which particular shrub or three would suit you the best. The connection between a man and the flora surrounding him is truly somewhat of a mystery, so it is crucial for you to pick the shrub that will suit you the best as well as fit your yard perfectly. Every different kind of tree or shrub has its own set of characteristics, its own set of traits, as well as its own set of needs. With this in mind, you will need to invest a certain amount of effort, in order to find out which plants would suit you the best, as well as how to take care of them afterwards.


Careful Selection

The first thing to have in mind, when deciding what kind of trees and shrubs to plant on your property is to consider carefully what your expectations of that particular plant are. While some of them fit most of the seasons equally, you will find that there are some that are more season-specific or suitable for particular areas. Some of them will depict to you the vivid colors of autumn in the liveliest manner possible, while some are aesthetically more suited for spring or winter. Continue reading »

About Lillian Connors

Lillian Connors is an avid blogger and home improvement enthusiast keen on doing various DIY projects in and around her house and passionately writing about them. She is also an online marketing consultant, closely cooperating with numerous businesses from all over the globe.

Jan 162015

image 4When it comes to home decoration, every detail matters. In fact, many would argue that details are the key to home decoration and that they alone can determine whether one’s house is pleasant and comfortable, or awkward and uninviting. Sadly, not many people can take into account all the details at once when they are thinking about decorating and re-decorating their homes, so it happens that there are many styles and colors in a room, and it doesn’t always look good. Having in mind that hiring a decorator is often a big investment, people do their decorating alone and are often discouraged by the variety of things which can be done to make a room look good. In order to help you make the best choice when it comes to your home decoration, we offer you a few useful tips concerning rugs and carpets.

Some general advice first

Before you go to the nearest store and buy the first rug that catches your eye, there are a few things you should keep in mind. The first is, of course, the size of the room you are going to put your rug in.  The General rule is that the rug should not touch the walls, but should be about a foot away. Of course, you can buy smaller one, it could only cover a small part of your floor, but if you are looking for something that would cover most of the room, make sure it does not touch the walls. Also, think about how much time you and your family will be spending on and around that rug: if it going to be in your children’s room, opt for one which is soft and thick so your children and their friends can jump and play on it without making too much noise.image 5 Continue reading »

About Diana Smith

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to health and alternative medicine. In her free time she enjoys exercising at the local gym and preparing healthy meals for her family.

Jan 142015

Furniture that Speaks Volumes

These days, most of the people are crazy about antique furniture. Everyone seems to want to possess at least one piece of furniture which is antique. Antique furniture describes its beauty by itself. These pieces speak a lot about the person’s style and elegance and emphasis on class.  It is very impressive to own antique furniture and speaks large volumes about the person. The demand for this seems to be growing; however, it is practically impossible for most people to obtain antique furniture. To make this possible, furniture manufacturers are able to’ replicate’ or ‘reproduce’ antiques with a finesse.

Antique Furniture

  • Advantages of Reproduction Antique Furniture:

Knowing the advantages of this reproduction antique furniture will make it possible for you to think and plan for it.

  1. Customized : You can customize the antique furniture before buying it. In other words, you are able to pair the upholstery with the design of the furniture. This is not possible with antique furniture as it comes upholstered and changing the upholstery later, only destroys the beauty of it. With reproduction antique furniture you are given the choice of not only the upholstery but also the wood. The only effort you need to take here is to show the manufacturer a photograph of the actual antique you want reproduced, and state your choices for wood and upholstery. This will be reproduced exactly as you wish and delivered to your house. Continue reading »

About Melissa Hamler

I am Melissa Hamler, an experienced and professional blogger. I love to write blog on various topics, like: automotive,home improvement, business, health etc.

Jan 122015

http://www.shmirshky.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Ellen_Dolgen_Menopause_Monday.jpgThink back to your PRE-menopause days. If someone told you they could trigger menopause for you, you’d hardly have jumped at the chance, right? But that’s exactly what many cancer survivors younger than 50 – or even younger than 40 – experience.

Each year in the U.S., almost 50,000 women younger than 50 are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Nearly 10,000 of them are younger than 40. During chemotherapy, women may have irregular menstrual cycles, amenorrhea (disappearance of menstrual periods), menopausal symptoms or be thrown into actual menopause. Menopause may be immediate or delayed, permanent or temporary when triggered by chemotherapy.

I reached out to the Yale Cancer Center and spoke to Dr. Erin W. Hofstatter, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Co-Director, Genetic Counseling Program, and Dr. Elena Ratner, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, to shed some light on issues of concern to my readers. They graciously provided me with philanthropy of their knowledge!

Tomosynthesis Mammography

Dr. Hofstatter flatly responded, “I am a huge fan.” More and more data shows that this 3-D mammography cuts false-positives and call-back rates, and is picking up a few extra cancers per 1,000 women screened. It is a small amount of extra radiation compared to the usual 2-D mammogram, but is well worth it since it reduces call-backs and need for diagnostic mammograms (which are a lot more radiation than a screening 2-D mammo). Continue reading »

Jan 112015

Do you know what a weekend market is? If not, then this article will surely prove to be helpful for you.

People shopping from Sunday market

The weekend market, held at various places, is very popular with thousands of people visiting. There are also many people who wish to visit the weekend market because it is known to be the best organized market for shopping. If you love shopping, then there is certainly no other place in this world where you can get the best products and the best deals.

  • The market that is organized for a special weekend consists of thousands of stalls where you can buy the stuff that you want. Over the years this market has acquired the status of a must-visit place for many tourists.
  • Receiving thousands of visitors a day, the market includes a varied collection of merchandise and is bound to cater to a wide range of customer tastes.
  • Visitors can find religious artifacts, food, special handicrafts, household items, clothing and accessories and many more things in the weekend market.
  • You will be amazed at the size of the market and also at the variety of merchandise available.
  • Whether it is an antique wooden chest, vintage jeans, or a Moroccan lamp that you are looking for, the weekend market has everything that you could ask for.
  • The selection of items at the weekend market is roughly divided into various categories, including home decoration, Moroccan lamps, pet accessories, pets, clothing, accessories, prints, gardening tools, collectibles, antiques, used clothing, an art gallery, handicrafts, food, beverages, and miscellaneous items.

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About Harry Caesar

Harry Caesar is an expert writer, blogger and shared his experience by providing innovative and useful information which help readers to get more idea.

Jan 102015

If you are looking to replace some of the doors around your home, or need to choose some for a house that is under construction, you may have been put off the custom route by the fact it is more expensive. While there can be no denying that custom bifold doors are a little on the costly side, there can also be no denying that they offer your home and family a number of benefits. We have outlined some of the main ones for your convenience.

  • Aesthetically Appealing
    One of the main advantages associated with custom bifolds is that they are highly aesthetically appealing. Not only will they give your home a modern edge, they will help the surrounding space to look like a million dollars. With so many personalisation options available, you can rest assured that the doors will add a truly individual touch to your home and that your guests will regularly comment on them.
  • Indoor/Outdoor Flow
    Another advantage of these bifolds is that they create a fantastic flow between the indoor and outdoor areas of your home. While most offer single-door operation for everyday use, you can open the entire wall when entertaining to ensure that guests can pass through your home with ease. This is also useful on hot days, as you can encourage the breeze to pass through the space and cool it down.

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Jan 102015

3183263524_43dfe76a59_zThe year 2014. is already gone and you should be getting ready to make a new business plan for the upcoming 2015. Before you do, set some time aside and evaluate the success of your 2014 PR campaigns – when planning activities for the year to come, measuring your results against business objectives is critical when planning future activities.

Even though some of the same forms of measurement have been used for decades by various PR professionals (i.e. the number of media hits achieved), you should know that PR doesn’t revolve just around media coverage nor it is reduced to numbers only.

For your firm to achieve long-term PR value, qualitative factors need to be embraced also. These factors include awareness, relationships and positive perception. Obviously, you can embrace traditional tools given they’ve proven very useful. But, bare in mind that less obvious measurements can help paint a more colorful, accurate and detailed picture.

  1. Reporter relationships

For some reason, some of the greatest PR strategies tend to get overlooked and God knows why. One of them is definitely relationships forged with reporters. These can be really valuable, so it’s in your best interest to keep your reporter relationships alive. To establish which outlets need more attention and where you’re doing well, take the time to assess the reporters as well as publications or media outlets they contribute to. You can also establish the way this association has affected your media coverage. Continue reading »

About Diana Smith

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to health and alternative medicine. In her free time she enjoys exercising at the local gym and preparing healthy meals for her family.

Jan 092015

With summer in full swing, many people are thinking about where they will spend their holidays over Christmas. Whether you are planning on spending a few weeks on the coast or a few days, we believe that lighthouse accommodation in Flinders is the best way to spend your break. And the helpful staff at the beautiful Cape Schanck Lighthouse is more than happy to help! So, why is this sort of accommodation the best way to travel?

  • Arrangements to Suit Everyone
    The lighthouse has four options for
    accommodation in Flinders – two three-bedroom cottages that sleep 8 each, a one-bedroom cottage that sleeps 4, and a motel style room that sleeps 2. If you require more beds, you are able to rent an additional cottage or room (the whole property sleeps a maximum of 22). This ensures that you are able to accommodate all of your family and friends with little difficulty.
    Accommodation Flinders
  • Access to Historic Lighthouse
    Erected in the 1800’s, the Cape Schanck Lighthouse is one of the few in Australia still operating as it did when first built. During your stay, you are given access to the beautiful light station grounds (which overlook Bass Strait and Western Port Bay), the light station itself, and the adjoining museum. The 20 minute tour also allows you to step out onto the balcony for 360 degree views of the area.
  • Nearby to Coastal Towns
    One of the best reasons to choose lighthouse accommodation in Flinders is that it places you in close proximity with a number of picturesque coastal towns, such as Flinders and Merricks. All of these towns are a short drive away, allowing you to explore them during day trips and return to your secluded cottage in the evening. In fact, many of the most popular towns on the Mornington Peninsula are only a short drive away.

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About Rajeev Thakur

I am web enthusiast and a passionate blogger who dreams, observes, and listens.loves to learn new things and share useful information, tips & ideas with readers.

Jan 082015

Lena Mae Beasley

On February 2nd, Lena Mae Beasley, 87, honored her late husband’s birthday and her son’s cancer battle by participating in a “Fun Run for Cancer.”

Beasley, who has dementia, left her nursing home in Olney, Texas, to take part in the run in Odessa. A police motorcade kept careful watch over the octogenarian as she made her way across town with her walker.

“She had a police escort and her [doctor] rode behind her in a golf cart for precaution as she has a pacemaker and some dementia problems,” Beasley’s niece, Linda Beasley Harrison, told CBS7 News.

“It was her determination because he was able to walk again,” said Beasley Harrison of Beasley’s son’s fight against cancer. “That she was determined to do this relay for life…that’s the kind of person she is. If she’s 87 and she could do that, then by golly I ought to be doing more than I’m doing.”

So whenever we may feel like life is coming to an end, remember the story of Lena Mae – a strong woman who is determined to continue living life as long as she possibly can.

About Joe Fiduccia

I am an entrepreneur of 15 years, husband of 10 years, and father of a beautiful 7-y-o boy. We live in the Pocono Mountains of Northeast PA, moving here from New Jersey back in 2004. Our newest business is dedicated towards helping people privately leave behind a digital legacy for their future ancestors.

Jan 072015

Do you ever feel invisible? Like no one is hearing anything you say, or even noticing you’re there?

I confess I do at times, especially since, as a boomer, I’m older than so many of the people I come into contact with every day.

I see the part-time salesperson in the clothing store for hopelessly thin and young women sigh a bit when she has to wait on me. I order food at a deli counter and I know the person ringing it up is looking right through me. It’s no wonder my order often gets lost. Am I truly fading away, or does the under-50 world just not want to acknowledge I’m there?

50+ men complain that women not that much younger than them call them “sir”. Few women over a certain age like to hear the word “ma’am” from a handsome waiter who already seems to be humoring them.

Then there’s the type—as a friend of mine says, we’ve all met this person—he/she is much younger, inexperienced in his/her field, yet already magically seems to know so much more than we do and sees no reason to consider that our opinions and guidance are based on actual experience. Continue reading »

About Laura

Laura is a long-time professional writer and creator of www.RockTheWrinkle.com, a blog for boomers all about starting over, recharging, and celebrating the wisdom that comes with the wrinkles. She's proud of hers!

Jan 072015

Being sick is definitely very unpleasant. There are various kinds of flu which appear through the entire year and which, depending on the different kinds of weather conditions, could have different symptoms. Since the flu is something common these days, it is a good idea to prepare yourself for the cleaning which needs to be done after you get better. This is an important process which will free your home from the dangerous germs of the illness and will help you feel better at the same time. A thorough cleaning of your bedroom and the area around it, along with some other places, will freshen up your home and will prevent any future health complications for you and your family.

Cleaning after the flu is an important step towards the sanitation of your home. You shouldn’t leave your home without disinfection because the other members of your family will be exposed to the dangerous germs and they can get sick as well. Even though you are already healthy, a possibility still exists that you might get sick again. Therefore, don’t take any chances and perform the cleaning as soon as you feel better.

Some germs are very resistant and they don’t go away just like that. In order to be absolutely sure that the premises of your home are thoroughly disinfected and safe, you can take some special measures which will make the cleaning even more effective. If you want to know what are the best ways to clean your property after a flu, you can read below the tips presented by DomesticCleaners Finchley. Continue reading »

About Patricia Cornwell

Patricia is a passionate freelance blogger who loves to contribute to many and different communities.

Jan 052015

http://www.shmirshky.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Ellen_Dolgen_Menopause_Monday.jpgWhen menopausal symptoms plague your every waking hour during the day…and night…it’s likely time to investigate whether hormone therapy (HT – formerly referred to as HRT) is the right decision for you. However, there are so many options not only in what kind of hormones you should take, but also which type of pharmacy—traditional or compounding—you want to frequent to get those meds that keep you feeling like your new and improved self.

Maybe you’ve already gone to your regular doctor to ask about how to keep your hot flashes, flashpoint temper, and insomnia at bay, but you might still be confused about the different forms of HT- bioidentical vs. non bioidentical options.

Conversely, you might be wondering if you should just ‘go it alone’ and use a combination of what you know makes you feel better, such as diet and meditation. No wonder you’re confused about what to do!

Whether it’s a patch, gel, drops or pills, hormones are available in all varieties and forms. In addition to the manufactured meds that maybe your mom took, bio-identical hormones are popular because women want something to mimic the hormones made in their own bodies, such as estradiol that naturally decreases as you go through menopause

Now throw the idea of a compounding pharmacy in the mix vs. the conventional corner drug store and you might wonder if you should go back to ‘eeny, meeny, miny moe’ game to make the final decision. Continue reading »

Jan 012015

A press release sent to me:

Doug Bennett Jr., (502) 889.2103

Anthem, Inc. Encourages Seniors to Get Annual Flu Shot

Vaccine is Covered by Medicare, Easy to Get and Provides Important Safeguard this Winter 

INDIANAPOLIS – Dec. 31, 2014 – One of the best things seniors can do for their health this winter, won’t cost anything and doesn’t take long, according to Dr. Richard Frank, who serves as medical director of Medicare products for Anthem. 

“I’m talking about getting a flu shot,” Frank said. “Shots are important to everyone, but particularly for seniors who typically account for 90 percent of deaths that occur during any particular flu season.”[i]

Through a grant with the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, the Anthem Foundation is funding innovative programs in 16 areas across the country to help improve influenza and pneumococcal immunization rates in people 65 and older during the 2014–15 flu season. 

Flu season generally starts around October and continues through May. It commonly peaks in January or February. Health plans often send reminders to their members about the importance of being vaccinated 

Even people who got the shot last year, will need to get it again this year. That’s because viruses change each year and a person’s immunity weakens over time. 

The cost of the vaccine and its administration is generally covered by Medicare Part B, as long as the provider accepts Medicare patients. It is available at multiple locations, including doctor’s offices, health clinics, health departments, pharmacies, college health centers, some employers and even some schools.  Continue reading »

About David Desautel

The owner and operator of The Boomer Blogs, a retired computer professional living in Sequim, WA, a Vietnam veteran, a life-long Elvis Presley fan, and co-owner (with my wife Malen) of a great online business site selling new & used treasures - your 24/7 garage sale destination! http://dm-treasures.biz

Dec 312014

If you are planning to add a garden pergola to your home then you surely need to get a complete idea about the whole setting. Even if you are planning to give the work to a professional, you should have a complete idea about the material and the work that is involved in building the garden pergola. If you are doing it yourself then the below mentioned points will prove to be helpful.

What actually is the Pergola?

If you have always heard about this word and are still confused as to what it is, let’s discuss it briefly. In easy words, a Pergola is a construction that gives a cool shade and provides a comfortable area below. It is supported with various columns from the side and the roof could be a combination of plants and vines. The Pergola could be just a simple structure in the garden or could be an elaborate addition to it. It all depends upon the choice and the creative ideas of the individual.

Pergola Melbourne

Get a good plan

If you are handling the pergola project yourself, you need to have a detailed idea about even the minute details that will make your project successful. So make good use of the internet and check out the various designs and constructions of Pergolas. This will give you an idea about what people are doing, and in that way you can decide on what will be best suited for you. In the planning stage, you need to put down the whole project on paper or in the computer so that you will not waste your time, energy, and most importantly money. So make a list of everything that you will need from a small nail to the roofing materials that you are planning to use. Continue reading »

Dec 312014

tyres_brush_part_two_by_katha83Needless to say, the tires of the vehicle significantly influence the safety and the comfort of the drive. They are very important and they can even make your fuel consumption greater or smaller. This means that the efficiency of your vehicle is influenced by your choice of tires in many ways. Considering the driving conditions and the type of vehicle, there are many types of tires, and every time you get to choose new tires, you need to consult a professional to get some help and useful advice. However, technology develops in all fields and tire manufacturers also have some interesting news in their field, and their news is about amazing intelligent tires.

What Are the Intelligent Tires?

There is a thing called the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) that gets all the info about the vehicle when in motion and calculates those factors needed to provide accurate and relevant information to the driver about the vehicle and the drive. However, up to now, this system was not able to tell the driver anything in regards to the tires. Since they are the most important connection between the road and the vehicle itself, it seemed like quite on overlook not to take that into consideration and use it. Therefore, the intelligent tires are the tires that collect the information about the road and sends it off to the ADAS, providing more precise insight into the road conditions, tire pressure and other important factors about the drive.

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Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to health and alternative medicine. In her free time she enjoys exercising at the local gym and preparing healthy meals for her family.

Dec 292014

http://www.shmirshky.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Ellen_Dolgen_Menopause_Monday.jpgIf you haven’t made a resolution yet to keep your weight in check, there’s still time! Jan. 19-25 is Healthy Weight Week, celebrating healthy lifestyles for life. This annual celebration is a time for everyone to be active, eat well and feel good.

Menopausal women may be more cognizant of their weight than other age groups. Our reduced metabolism is tipping the scales — and not in our favor! Women don’t have a monopoly on this; middle-aged men also suffer from the shrinking-pants syndrome.

Expanding middles are more than about appearances. They are about your health, and can put you at greater risk for heart disease, diabetes and other conditions.

Francie Berg, MS, is chair of Healthy Weight Week. She is a licensed nutritionist and adjunct professor at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. In 1986 she created the Healthy Weight Network, which sponsors Healthy Weight Week.

As national coordinator of the Task Force on Weight Loss Abuse for the National Council Against Health Fraud, she maintains an extensive collection of questionable products and bizarre gadgets that Americans use in their battle of the bulge. Continue reading »

Dec 262014

A fireplace is basically a small outlet or opening located at the base of the chimney, for lighting the fire. It is truly a traditional piece of architecture that has graced many homes over the ages. Although in recent times their popularity has diminished due the advent of central heating system and the need to conserve space, they still remain a popular choice for people who aspire to lend their homes an elegant look.

It goes without saying that fireplaces are the focal point of homes. Whether it is placed in a lounge or a room, it never fails to capture attention and people are always drawn to it. In fact many homes in cold countries are designed in order to accommodate a fireplace in a central position. It provides an apt place for guests to congregate and spend some enjoyable time together.  It is always very comforting to sit by a fireplace and revel in its warmth.  A fireplace not only lights up a home but also makes the guests feel welcome in a unique way.

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With the innovation of modern home decor trends, along with furniture, fireplaces have developed too. The designs have changed from necessary to one of visual interest. Take a look at the various options available. Continue reading »

Dec 232014

Boon Roses, being one of the biggest cultivators of roses, has a wide range of flowers which are fit for all purposes. Boon Roses shares some of the important facts that are related to roses.

Boon RosesRoses are the best flowers and we can rightly call it as the king of all flowers. They are the most widely used flowers; therefore it is the most widely grown flowers in the whole world. There are many colors of roses and all are bright ones. The most widely used color is red and it has a wide symbolic meaning as compared to the other roses.

Rose as symbols

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  • Red gives an expression of courage and valor. It also denotes love and romance. Due to this significance it is used in weddings and the red rose is especially used to propose one’s beloved.
  • Pink rose denotes admiration and young love, which has not grown to the fullest extent. Pink also depicts motherly love and appreciation.
  • The white rose symbolizes purity and marriage. It also denotes a dying love, hatred and jealousy.
  • The blue rose denotes mystery and peace. It is the least used among roses in the world. The blue rose symbolizes wisdom and the deepness of knowledge.
  • Love at first sight is denoted by the purple rose, which also depicts magical things and weird thoughts.

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I am Melissa Hamler, an experienced and professional blogger. I love to write blog on various topics, like: automotive,home improvement, business, health etc.