Medical Checkups for Preventative Care
It used to be that people to annual checkups seriously. Going to the doctor once a year was something you just did. In the past few decades, well patient visits to doctors have declined dramatically. This is certainly due in part to the rising costs of health care. Fewer insurance companies are willing to pay for annual checkups, and people are generally less interested to going to the doctor. Exactly what is a comprehensive physical exam, and is it really important?
There is an 83 percent chance that if you are over 40 and you are reading this right now, you have already experienced a debilitating form of back pain. And even though I can only stand Las Vegas for about 24 hours on a good day, these are odds I would gladly take with me the next time I happen to be there.
You’re getting older right? Just in the time it takes you to zip through this blog entry, you’ve aged a little more.... If that’s what you believe, I’m here to tell you that you are absolutely mistaken...
‘Aging in its simplest terms’ explains Dr. Janet Zand, health expert and best-selling author of several of the most valuable books on nutrition you will find anywhere, ‘is a state of mind first and foremost. We have a choice as to whether that aging is positive or negative based on how we approach the concept and what it means.’
'There’s a lot of misinformation out there about it and women are faced with a lot of choices that might at first glance seem viable, but on further research, may not be.’
Now that we’re heading into the holiday season (I still don’t have a viable costume for Halloween), I thought it might be a good time to touch on a topic that has historically been one of those very touchy ones for women. Alcohol. There was a time in the not-too -distant past when the term alcoholism held an enormous stigma for women. Polite ladies in society simply did not do it, and if they did, they were branded with that awful ‘S’ word, whether true or not. Thankfully, things have changed to a large degree from the pioneering work done by women like Betty Ford who had no other choice but to quit drinking. Rather than get into a ‘are you an alcoholic?’ discussion in this week’s blog, I thought I’d take the far simpler approach and just extol the hazards to your health as a woman from alcohol.