Plant Based Essential Oils Boost the Mind, Body & Spirit

By Melinda Myers.   The fragrances of plant-derived essential oils have long been used to improve the health of our mind, body and spirit. Boost your energy and increase your focus as you balance work and family life. Peppermint has long been prized for this and more. You’ll find it also helps relieve headaches and

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New Alzheimer’s Study Shows Connection Between MCI/Dementia and High Blood Pressure

By The Alzheimer’s Association as reported by Heidi Frankel.   This year at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) the findings of a new study provide important and relevant information on the correlation of MCI and dementia and high blood pressure. The following points address the results of the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), study

Age at Home

Remodelers and CAPS Designees are Helping Older Home Owners Achieve Their Fondest Wish! Older home owners overwhelmingly prefer to age in place, according to surveys conducted by AARP. To do so, they will need homes that enable them to live safely, independently and comfortably as they age. Many homes – especially older ones – may

Plants for Every Room of Your Home

By Melinda Myers   Gardeners know the benefits of digging in the soil. It elevates a person’s mood, improves mental and physical well-being and the outcome is always good – added beauty or tasty nutritional food. But many of us are stuck indoors for the winter, have a lack of space to garden outdoors or just

An Optimal Life: Reaching Your Goals

My quest to unlock the mystery to permanent weight loss has been a lifetime journey. My team and I have narrowed the secrets of weight loss to 5 groups: Food, Exercise, Hormones, Medications and the Desire to make real change in your life! Food is the most complex of the 4 so while it’s number

MENOPAUSE: A Natural Time in a Woman’s Life

By definition menopause means that no menses have occurred for a full 12 months. Ovarian function in women decreases over time with the waxing and waning of hormone production generally between the ages of 45-50. Menopausal symptoms generally start during this time even if the periods are still occurring.  When the ovaries stop producing estrogen

Robotic Hand On Heart: Dr. G. Kimble Jett

Plano Hospital Leads the Way in Minimally Invasive Surgeries BaylorScott&White The Heart Hospital – Plano An Innovative Team Approach To Surgery By Robert Frankel Photographs by Kim Leeson Kenneth Loss is no stranger to complexity. He spent his career in the chemical industry, working as a plant manager in charge of maintenance support and some

Why Home May be the Assisted Living of the Future

Most older Americans want to stay in their homes for as long as they possibly can. Put in negative terms, almost all of us want to avoid moving into senior housing, at least until we have no other choice. But most also agree that assistance may become necessary as our capacities decline and our needs

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