Exercise is like everything else in life

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A recent study among several thousand Australian women concluded that regular exercise during midlife led to a lower incidence of joint complaints later in life. In this study, the exercise did not have to be vigorous for its benefits to accrue: even light exercise done regularly in the middle years led to healthier joints later […]

Easy way to remember all you read here

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This is likely no surprise to anyone who like me does some public speaking: if you really want to remember the key things you are going to tell your rapt (or even less-than-rapt) audience, then say that stuff aloud to yourself beforehand. Every public speaker has undoubtedly discovered – and if you haven’t, then you […]

Canadian Deprescribing Network

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A very large proportion (probably most) of the emails I get concern a medications (or several medications) that the emailer is not sure they should be taking, and from the (limited) information the emailer usually can provide, it invariably seems to me that the writer is right to question the continuing use of that medication. […]

Wasting eye drops

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I recently had a cataract operations that was accompanied by a several-week regimen of taking eye drops several times every day, and although I focussed hard on doing the job right, I spilled more eye drops onto my cheeks than I managed to get into my eyes. Yes, I am a klutz but that had […]

Dance, dance, dance

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This not news: falling is a huge huge health risk as we age. It starts kicking up in our forties and it gets progressively worse as we get older especially as we pass into our late 70s and 80s. Why? Because of all the complications that can ensure from a fall starting with the scariest, […]

Greenery is good for ya

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I’ve written this before but it always bears repeating: One of the best things you can do for yourself is to expose yourself to greenery. As much and as often as you can because there is clearly something very helpful to your well-being about being in nature as much as possible although as ever, we […]