Aphasia is a language disorder. It is the result of damage to parts of the brain that control language. These areas of the brain are usually on the left side.
I’ve bumped my head a number of times and never really thought much about it, but the recent passing of actor, comedian and one of America’s favorite television dads Bob Saget got my attention and made me realize we all might want to be more careful.
If the line between “work time” and “personal time” was getting blurry before the pandemic, it’s now safe to say that for many people that line has now disappeared. This is not very surprising given that 71 percent of us are now working from home (WFH) and more than half want to continue doing so after employers fully open their offices.
The world lost another artistic talent over Christmas when acclaimed, Emmy-award winning and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée died. Vallée died at age 58 of an apparent heart attack at his cabin outside of Quebec City in Canada. He is perhaps best known for directing and producing HBO’s “Big Little Lies” and for directing the film “Dallas Buyers Club.”
Essential oils smell lovely. Their manufacturers claim that they naturally do everything from relieving anxiety to stimulating work productivity, depending on whether you buy lavender or lemongrass oil. The oils are found in many soaps, shampoos and lotions as a nice alternative to synthetic chemical scents, and they even have antibacterial and skin-healing properties. But could the oils be harmful?
The global fashion world was shocked and saddened to learn that Virgil Abloh, a groundbreaking designer who was men’s artistic director of Louis Vuitton, founder and CEO of the streetwear luxury label Off-White, and Kanye West’s creative director, died after two years of battling an extremely rare form of cancer known as cardiac angiosarcoma. He had been named among TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2018 and his work was showcased in an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
Sometimes, people who start a vegan, or even a primarily plant-based diet complain of increased flatulence (known more commonly as “passing gas”). Is this something to be concerned about? Typically this topic is not discussed at the dinner table. And truth be told, many of us actually wonder what is “normal” when it comes to this most common bodily occurrence.
It is often difficult to separate fact from hype about the benefits of the latest “medical miracle,” and especially when it may be endorsed by celebrities. This is very true for cryotherapy – and specifically whole body cryotherapy (WBC) – which boasts a wide variety of well-known adherents. Many people swear it helps with everything from reducing muscle pain after strenuous workouts, firming sagging skin, losing weight and getting a mood boost.
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), lice may pose a significant health risk because they feed on human blood. And in some cases, “chronic infestation may cause significant blood loss leading to clinically significant anemia.”
Every year or so, it seems that popular culture updates the idea of the “new 40” to reflect our increasing longevity. For example, I remember when “50 is the new 40” was being touted. Today, we hear that “60 is the new 40.” I am sure that as our life expectancies continue to increase, we soon will hear about how “70 is the new 40.”
Fast forward thirty years, and The Mozart Effect is again getting attention, but this time as a promising supplemental therapeutic option for reducing the frequency of seizures in patients with epilepsy.
I know it may feel overwhelming to take on an extra activity right now, but doing so can be extremely beneficial to both your physical and mental health, especially if you are a boomer.
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