When you have a mild allergic reaction or need help sleeping while you’re battling a cold, over-the-counter drugs have always been a convenient, relatively cheap go-to aid. However, new research will make you think twice before grabbing a bottle from your pharmacy’s shelf. The AARP has issued a warning urging older adults to consider avoiding certain over-the-counter medications, which are now linked to an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. A recent study of 3,500 seniors showed that taking these medications regularly for a period of three years increases the risk, and […]
As women, we are often so occupied with taking care of everyone else that we tend to put ourselves at the bottom of the list beneath spouses, parents, children, family, friends, coworkers, pets, and everyone else who demands our attention – right now. And let’s be honest, at the end of the day, it’s often more attractive to plunk down in our favorite chair to watch young women try to capture the heart of the Bachelor than evaluate our own heart health.
If you’ve ever cared for a child or had one of your own, you know that one of the many frustrations of teaching children is the need to repeat yourself over and over again. It’s also frustrating when children do things without giving thought to the consequences of their actions. Many parents and teachers have found themselves exasperated by the actions of those under their care and guidance.