Many medications have anticholinergic effects such as constipation, blurred vision and dizziness. In general, anticholinergic-induced cognitive impairment is considered reversible on discontinuation of anticholinergic therapy. . However, a few studies suggest that anticholinergics may be associated with an increased risk for dementia. Dr. Shelly Gray, PharmD, MS, Professor, Vice Chair of Curriculu
By Debbie Nicholson on Jan 27, 2015
Although self-rated personality traits predict mortality risk, no study has examined whether one’s friends can perceive personality characteristics that predict one’s mortality risk. Moreover, it is unclear whether observers’ reports (compared with self-reports) provide better or unique information concerning the personal characteristics that result in longer and healthier lives. "You expect your
By Debbie Nicholson on Jan 25, 2015
Wheeze, cough ... uh-oh, it’s probably another asthma attack. Blame it on that dog you played with at your friend’s place. Or should you blame it on the dog that your parents didn’t have when you were still a baby? Dogs are a known trigger for asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They still remain man’s best friend, of course – and it’s not just because of their loy
By Stef dela Cruz on Jan 24, 2015
About 150 minutes each week – that’s how much moderate physical activity you need to stay healthy, says the World Health Organization. But if your attempts to move about don’t amount to anywhere as much, are all your sweat and tears for nothing? New research says physical activity – any amount – is better than nothing. No pain, no gain? Not really, study suggests The World Health Organization used
By Stef dela Cruz on Jan 24, 2015
Forget the Apple Watch. If you want something extra manly on your wrist this year, you’ll have to spring for the Leatherman Tread, a multi-tool bracelet (or “macelet”—for “man bracelet?”). Featuring over two dozen different tools, the Tread really puts the function into fashion. “This summer, Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. will debut an industry first: A multi-tool that can be worn on the wrist,” Lea
By Barry Eitel on Jan 23, 2015
“This diagnostic test can help me tell what’s causing the pain,” the doctor tells Lily. “Can you have it done before Monday?” he asks, smiling. “Of course,” Lily says. She doesn't doubt for a second that the physician knows what's best. Lily makes an important mental note before she leaves: She must have that test done as soon as possible. Oh, if only we can all be as compliant as Lily! She seems
By Stef dela Cruz on Jan 23, 2015
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By Michael McEnaney on Jan 28, 2015
"If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it." - Anais Nin "I write to taste life twice"--Anais Nin I am a wife, mother, educator, advocate who might occasionally--ok, more oft than not-- feel too much, think too much, cuss too much, over analyze, over-react, overly sensitive--but I don't know any other way to be--that's just me. If you find any of my articles witty, enjoyable, provocative, infuriating, aggravating, insightful or educational--then my work here is half way done.
Herb is a retired paralegal, and a writer based in Chicago. Herb also works part-time for National Able Network (a national nonprofit) assigned at the moment to Roosevelt University as a tutor to seniors and ex-offenders in computer skills, literacy skills, job-readiness skills, social skills (how to beat the "New Jim Crow.") He's been a freelancer for many years, appearing in such rags as the Chicago Defender Newspaper, Ebony Magazine, Essence Magazine, Emerge Magazine, the Washington, D.C. Afro-American Newspaper, the Pittsburgh Courier Newspaper, C.L.A.S.S. Magazine, the Chicago Reader Newspaper, Indiana State University Black Literature Forum, BlackTalkRadioNetwork.com, WVON-Talk Radio, Chicago, Voxunion.com, DissidentVoice.org. Of course, he's been working on the Great American Novel since birth. He's never appeared in any so-called mainstream outlet (and hasn't really tried) because....well, just read him and you will get the message. Herb is a Vietnam War veteran (U.S. Navy...He'd been drafted into the army, but quickly enlisted in the Navy hoping to avoid Vietnam. His ship's very first port of call after boot camp in San Diego -- DaNang Harbor, South Vietnam). Herb has a masters degree in Political & Justice Studies. He relishes any and all comments, criticisms, critiques.
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