Category: Health

After heart surgery, Mick still "Moves Like Jagger"

After heart surgery, Mick still "Moves Like Jagger"
It was almost two months ago that the Rolling Stones announced they were forced to postpone their upcoming summer tour. Mick Jagger was undergoing surgery to replace a heart valve. Fans of the band were “Shattered.” Millions had purchased pricey tickets, myself included, looking forward to a night of great music with the legends. We’re disappointed the... Read more »

My heart doctor is a hypochondriac

My heart doctor is a hypochondriac
I don’t get over things easy. I hold on to issues that bother me for years. For instance, it’s forty-eight years later and I’m still pissed off that the Chicago Blackhawks blew game seven of the Stanley Cup Final to the Montreal Canadians. Yeah, I know they’ve won three Stanley Cups recently, but I’m still upset... Read more »

Dress like Roy Orbison for Melanoma Monday

Dress like Roy Orbison for Melanoma Monday
It’s just another Melanoma Monday. On the first Monday of May, dress like Roy Orbison. Dress in black. Do this to honor the ones lost to Melanoma. Do this to celebrate the survivors of this hideous disease. You may be asking, why black? Actually, I was the one wondering, so I did a little Google... Read more »
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Does exercise count if you stop halfway for cookies and ice cream?

Does exercise count if you stop halfway for cookies and ice cream?
When it comes to exercise and diet, I talk a big game. But that’s all it is, talk! Physically, I’m far from peak condition…very far. My eating habits are horrible. I don’t exercise. When you combine those two, I’m surprised, I don’t weigh three hundred pounds. And when you combine that with my family history... Read more »

Steven A. Smith: Don't tell Max Kellerman to "Get a tan"

Steven A. Smith: Don't tell Max Kellerman to "Get a tan"
It’s Tuesday morning and I’m watching “First Take.” For those who aren’t familiar with the program, it’s one of those shows where a couple of commentators debate issues in sports. This program is on ESPN and the two stars of the show are Steven A. Smith and Max Kellerman. I can’t recall the topic they... Read more »

From Parkinson's to Melanoma: One awareness month to another

From Parkinson's to Melanoma: One awareness month to another
Out with the old. In with the new. April is over. It’s the end of “National Parkinson’s Awareness Month.”  Thirty days to raise awareness and money to make the lives better for the more than ten million people suffering with the disease. Hopefully, the money raised will eventually lead to a cure. So long P.D.... Read more »
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John Havlicek and Parkinson's Disease: He lived his life like his basketball career...understated

John Havlicek and Parkinson's Disease: He lived his life like his basketball career...understated
Havlicek steals it! Over to Sam Jones. Havlicek stole the ball! It’s all over! It’s all over! Johnny Havlicek is being mobbed by the fans. It’s alll over! Johnny Havlicek stole the ball. When you think about the basketball career of Boston Celtics Hall of Fame legend John Havlicek, the above call, from Celtic’s broadcaster,... Read more »

Health wise, you are not your father

Health wise, you are not your father
You are not your father. You don’t have diabetes. You don’t smoke five packs of cigarettes a day. You are a lot healthier than he was. You are not having a heart attack. Learn the symptoms and quit coming to ER every time you think you feel something. I heard those words from my doctor... Read more »

Parkinson's Disease and sleep dysfunction: How do you sleep?

Parkinson's Disease and sleep dysfunction: How do you sleep?
I’m so tired, I haven’t slept a wink I’m so tired, my mind is on the blink I wonder should I get up and fix myself a drink No, no, no It’s time to go to sleep. You get in your bed. Get cozy under your blankets. You close your eyes and…. YOU’RE BRAIN TURNS... Read more »
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I may be a hypochondriac

I may be a hypochondriac
sleepiness, dizziness,nausea skin rash, headache, diarrhea constipation, upset stomach, dry mouth changes in appetite, impotence, decreased sex drive dry mouth,weight loss DEATH Have you seen those commercials for medications? You’ve noticed that the list of possible side effects last longer than the benefit from the drug? Then, do you go through them and say to yourself “yes, I have that…and that…and that.”... Read more »
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    My so called friends think it's time to edit this section. After four years, they may be right, but don't tell them that. I'll deny it until they die! I can't believe I've been writing this blog for four years. It started as a health/wellness thing and over the years has morphed to include so many things that I don't know how to describe it anymore. I really thought this was going to be the final year of the blog but then Donald Trump came along. It looks like we're good for four more years..God help us all! Oh yeah...the biographical stuff. I'm not 60 anymore. The rest you can read about in the blog.

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