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STD rates reach record high in United States Be careful out there, folks. Some of these things can kill you. I don’t mean just HIV and Hep-C but also HPV, as well. Many of the STDs and STIs out there are asymptomatic, especially in men, so you cannot tell by looking who has something and…

The AED Plus and how to save your life.

So while I was at Dr Hubbard’s yesterday for a cortisone shot in my left foot, I noticed an AED Plus hanging on the lobby wall. Now when I was training to be an EMT, I used an AED (automatic external defibrillator, which is the portable charging system used when someone is in cardiac failure)…

The real story behind margarine

  Polyunsaturated margarine became a major part of the Western diet and had overtaken butter in popularity in the mid-20th century. Despite their best efforts, the margarine lobby has failed to convince most people that their synthetic concoctions are healthy. So what is not obvious to most of the people who consume it? The manufacturing…

Herb and Container Gardening for Small Spaces

Think you don’t have room for an herb garden? Think again. Fill the pockets of an over the door shoe organizer with herbs. Poke drain holes in the bottom so you don’t over water them. Hang them on your door or affix them to something in your back yards. You’ll have fresh herbs to snip…

Kashi Pumpkin Spice Flax Crunchy Granola Bars – a review

  I love the scents of fall spices, especially the aroma of pumpkin pie but I don’t like the texture of pumpkin so I don’t eat it. I feel like I’ve been missing out so when I decided to buy some Kashi crunchy granola bars instead of Little Debbie snacks to appease my sweet tooth…

The news today

I’ve had some ongoing issues with vertigo and headaches so I had an MRI last month. It showed that I have small blood vessel disease in my brain, which is usually seen in people with a cocaine habit (never touched the stuff) or uncontrolled, long-term high blood pressure, which I don’t have. There are also…

MorningStar Farms Greek Veggie Burgers with Olive Garlic Sauce Recipe

Greek Veggie Burgers with Olive Garlic Sauce Recipe A Greek-inspired sauce of yogurt, feta cheese, Kalamata olives and fresh oregano, tops these tasty burgers. INGREDIENTS 1 package MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Original 1/3 cup Kalamatoa olives, pitted and chopped 2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese 1 tablespoon chopped green onion 1 teaspoon…

Good health news

Okay, so I had the surgery at the end of July and had a month of physical therapy but my knee still hurt. I waited it out another month since my doc did not want to give me injections if he didn’t need to. I would have gladly kicked him in the knee to let…

Meatless Mondays – Alexia Saute Reds Plus recipe

Okay, so if you want a good Meatless Monday recipe, I call it Alexia Saute Reds Plus.   Alexia Food’s Saute Reds – in the freezer department (All natural roasted red potatoes with baby portabella mushrooms, whole green beans, sweet Spanish onions, thyme infused olive oil.) 1 sweet red bell pepper (green pepper instead or…

Good bone news

I went to my orthopaedic surgeon’s physician assistant, Melissa today.  My knees have been hurting badly and I’ve been in a lot of pain.  I was hoping she would agree to give me a cortisone shot.  In fact, I was afraid she’d be reluctant to do so and that I’d have to cajole and beg…

Been a long time

I’ve been getting on my Blackberry more often than my computer and haven’t had the chance to update my blog since the summer. I had knee surgery and physical therapy from July to September and have had numerous run-ins with inflammation in my body requiring doctor visits and bed rest. I have done a lot…