In the beginning, I was scared of spas. The first time I went to a spa I was very intimidated. I thought the people would all be richer, thinner, prettier . . . you name any “er” and I figured that was what was in store. I had reached a point in life that left […]
How On-Site Doctors Benefit Residents of Active Adult Communities and Senior Living. How many times have you heard of this scenario? “My husband woke up and didn’t feel well. I asked him to call his doctor to make an appointment. He said he wanted to give it a day. The next day it wasn’t any […]
(Editor’s note: Our 5-part History of Nursing Homes in the U.S. has proven to be one of the most popular parts of our site, so we’ve consolidated it into one document for easier reading. Enjoy!) The concept of ‘traditional’ nursing homes is undergoing rapid change and the industry is consolidating. Discussions about ‘skilled nursing’ are […]
Our 5-part History of Nursing Homes in the U.S. has proven to be one of the most popular parts of our site, so we’ve consolidated it into one document for easier reading. Enjoy! The concept of ‘traditional’ nursing homes is undergoing rapid change and the industry is consolidating. Discussions about ‘skilled nursing’ are often complicated […]
When Labor Day rolls around, that signals shorter days, falling leaves, and cooler temperatures. For me, my spirit soars! I have rain on the brain. The idea that soon we will be able to enjoy the fireplace almost makes me giddy. I tire of the heat and muggy makes me grumpy. True, the sun doesn’t […]
We live in a nation saturated with specialty coffees, soft drinks, sports drinks and energy boosters. Is it any wonder plain water is considered completely lacking in ‘bling’. As crucial as water is, it seems the majority of the population is in a dehydrated rut, and that can be painful. The Dilution Solution Patients with […]
In 1938 a very bright boy named Hermann J. Muller discovered a protective cap at the end of chromosomes that protects your DNA from damage. He called this a ‘terminal gene’ but because scientists and attorneys like to use Latin (a lot!) he formally named his finding a telomere, from two Greek terms: telos (end) and meros (part).