HEALTHY & WISE

As a Nation , in the U.S. we spend $137 Billion a year on fast food and $60 Billion a year on Weight Loss Solutions. Go Figure !

Health is Real Wealth- Not Pieces of Gold and Silver.
The First time I see a jogger smiling, I'll consider it. Joan Rivers 1933-2014
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. Erma Bombeck
The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.
Your tongue
is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one
end. (Some people talk too much: that person's tongue is loose at both ends.)

You're Never Too Old To Learn Something Stupid. Duh!

The Groundwork for all Happiness is Health.
James Leigh Hunt, English poet and writer. 1784-1859

Put Your Worries to Bed:
'A Ruffled Mind Makes a Restless Pillow'. Victorian novelist: Charlotte Bronte.
When I Was a Kid, I Wanted to Be Older…This is Not What I Expected…
Getting Older is Not for Sissies !

Rise in Oral HPV Cases in Men:
According to the CDC latest statistics, the 40,000 Americans who are diagnosed
annually with HPV-related cancer are 60% female, the incidence of male HPV-
-related oropharyngeal cancer has spiked dramatically-with men being four times
more likely than women to develop it. Male HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer
is now more prevalent than HPV-related cervical cancer in women.
Researchers say 70% are caused by HPV (smoking and/or alcohol consumption
factor into the majority of the reset) but are confounded to explain:

1) why so many more men than women develop oropharyngeal cancer;
2) how oral HPV is transmitted.
One suspects that the HPV persists longer among men and that might be causing
increased prevalence. Despite experts knowing that genital HPV is transmitted via
sexual contact, less is understood about the transmission of oral HPV. More re-
-search is needed to understand exactly how people get and five oral HPV in-
-fections.
Houston Chronicle//Cox Newspapers 11-6-2017 byline: Steve Dorfman
Treating Hypothyroidism:
Tirosint capsules were developed to be better absorbed than levothyroxine tablets
such as Synthroid. This medicine can be taken with breakfast and there is no effect
on absorption (European Journal of Endocrinology, Jan. 2014). You pay for this
convenience, of course: Tirosint costs more than Synthroid and about 10 times as
generic Levothyroxine.
Joe & Teresa Graedon The People's Pharmacy, 300 W. 57th St. 15th Fl.
New York, NY 10019. Nov. 13, 2017
Magnesium Supplements:
Magnesium is an essential mineral, but nearly half of Americans don't get the re-
-commended amount in their diets (USDA,July 2009). Diuretics, corticosteroids
and acid-suppressing drugs (PPIs) increase magnesium requirements and can lead
to deficiency.
Many people are surprised to learn that magnesium supplements have been shown
to improve sleep (Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, Dec. 2012). Changes
in the intercellular concentration of certain ions, including magnesium, in the brain control the sleep-wake cycle (Science, April 29, 2016). This may explain why a magnesium supplement could help promote sleep.
Too much magnesium can cause diarrhea. Those with kidney problems should
avoid magnesium supplements, as they could lead to toxicity.
Joe & Teresa Graedon The People's Pharmacy, 300 W. 57th St. 15th Fl.
New York, NY 10019. Nov. 13, 2017
First Digital Pill:
U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that alerts doctors when
the medication has been taken, offering a new way of monitoring patients but also
raising privacy concerns. The digital pill approved combines two existing pro-
-ducts: the former blockbuster psychiatric med Abilify, long used to treat schizo-
-phrenia and bipolar disorder, with a sensor tracking system first approved in 2012.
Developers Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. and Proteus Digital Health are likely to face hurtles. The pill has not been shown to improve patients' compliance. Also,
patients must be willing to allow caregivers to access the info.
Houston Chronicle Wire Reports 11-15-2017

A Closed Mouth Gathers No Foot.
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