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Default Apr 06, 2024 at 07:25 AM
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If you are concerned about your heart you have to get a coronary calcium scan. It is a cheap and low radiation CT scan of your heart that will tell you how much actual blockages you have. I had one at 50 and after a lifetime of high cholesterol the score was zero. There is a movie free on you tube called "the widowmaker" Gillian Anderson is the narrator.
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Default Apr 15, 2024 at 10:43 PM
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Doctors and nurses share the things patients should never do


Interesting article. I think I knew all of these, though. What I don't understand is why being late is a terrible issue. I think most docs give people fifteen minutes. I can see why it might be a problem if the patient comes a lot later, though.
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Keeping sharp and healthy

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Default Apr 18, 2024 at 11:53 AM
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It's interesting, when I moved to my farm 17 years ago I had problems figuring out what word I needed to use in a sentence. Got rid of the stress I had when I moved (still stress just not 24/7). Farm has lots of heavy work naturally, & settling into a whole new place & meeting new people, having quiet time to read & study. I often think how much easier getting my degree would have been if I had been in the mental state I am in now vs then. I remember when my mom used to say "when you get older you quit learning". So glad she was wrong like usual cause my mind learns much easier now than when I was younger

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Default May 13, 2024 at 03:58 PM
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The Truth About Walking Workouts: 9 Myths and Facts


Glad to see some of these dealt with. My brother-in-law thought he had to walk 10, 000 steps a day, to the point where he was obsessive.
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The Truth About Walking Workouts: 9 Myths and Facts


Glad to see some of these dealt with. My brother-in-law thought he had to walk 10, 000 steps a day, to the point where he was obsessive.
The myth of 10K steps originated in Japan many decades ago, I was told at a longevity seminar. I think the words 10 thousand steps in Japanese rhymed with the name of the pedometer manufacturer that promoted this notion. No facts behind it.

At the longevity seminar (conducted by PhD scientists), were told that 5500 steps would be enough to reap longevity benefits. So, a figure that is a little different than what is mentioned in this article.

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Default Jun 04, 2024 at 10:21 PM
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Here’s how your voice changes as you age

My vocal cords are showing signs of aging. Interesting article.
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Default Jun 05, 2024 at 10:37 AM
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Ugh, my voice is now cracking when I sing lower notes after laringits & bronchitis a year ago. Lol....I always thought voices lowered with age but now I can only get out soprano range

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I don’t if my voice changed because, alas, I get little opportunity to even talk to anyone. And when I do for a length of time I need a bit of water. It’s bad enough that my skin sags and I have deep bags under my eyes apparently age related. I’m 62 not 92. They make me look older and ill even. Eye serums, chilled spoons pressed on them, hemorrhoidal cream (this works on temporary bags, such as those from poor sleep), nothing works.

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Default Jun 05, 2024 at 10:39 PM
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I like to think of wrinkles, sags and other wonders of maturity as a tapestry that life makes out of us.

All these young folks with smooth, unblemished skin envy us!

Okay, now seriously, I was at a college open house with my daughter. And a young woman with blue hair was in the buffet line with us, so I mentioned to her that I had blue hair a few months ago because of a promise I made with my daughter that if she got an A in math, I'd dye my hair green. But hair dye isn't made for folks with white hair -- it assumes that the bleach will leave the hair yellow -- so the color is mostly blue. Anyway, she says that she wished she could find a way to get her hair white (like mine).

Is your hair white like mine? Imagine what a miracle that is! You can't pay to get that done!

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Default Jun 05, 2024 at 10:50 PM
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Alas my hair will probably never be white or silver. Mum was still dark at almost 95, and my sisters hair is still Sandy at 77 so no matter how old I get I will only have the white threads that replaced the reds, the rest of my hair will probably be brown. I also look 15 years younger than my age. I always could fool the carnival guesser.

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Snip: Is your hair white like mine? Imagine what a miracle that is! You can't pay to get that done!
You must be talking to me? White streaks mostly behind my ears and sides/near my temples, top of my head. Also some gray but the back of my head is much darker. It’s way more pepper than salt so from the back, I look younger. Then I turn around and I look older. I got premature gray in my 20’s though it wasn’t too noticeable until my 30’s. Then I star coloring it due to vanity and not wanting to look old.

It got too costly and too much trouble. I let it grow. My hairdresser said that young women pay a lot to get what I have naturally. If they can wait 40 years they’d get it from nature. Anyway my hairdresser said they couldn’t recreate my colors. People compliment me yet I hate it and think I look old. The bags don’t help.

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Alas my hair will probably never be white or silver. Mum was still dark at almost 95, and my sisters hair is still Sandy at 77 so no matter how old I get I will only have the white threads that replaced the reds, the rest of my hair will probably be brown. I also look 15 years younger than my age. I always could fool the carnival guesser.
I don’t know why anyone would want it, yet I think it looks great on some women. Not me. As for looking younger I had this advantage for years but not now. Looking 14 when I was 21 was an insult, but I didn’t mind getting charged the kid’s fee for the swimming pool…19 but looked 16. Now I don’t know. Some people say I look younger than 62 but others asked me if I went to WOODSTOCK! Anyway I don’t like my color scheme on my hair but I can’t afford to dye it now.

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Default Jun 07, 2024 at 09:11 PM
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The interest in white hair is because maybe there's a popular character in a manga series.

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Default Jun 08, 2024 at 08:59 AM
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For me....not an interest in it....I like it because it is natural & I only like natural things. I don't have to be like anything.....just me.

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At first i was thinking, no boomer knows no manga! Then i realized you meant, NON-boomer interest in dyed-to-be-white. I'll just see myself out now...
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I do use hair color, but yes, they are finding out more and more that chemicals, eg toxins, even minute particles of plastics that end up in so many things like drinking water, can cause problems, especially long term.

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I do use hair color, but yes, they are finding out more and more that chemicals, eg toxins, even minute particles of plastics that end up in so many things like drinking water, can cause problems, especially long term.
My grandmother was allergic to hair die & nail polish & that was way back in the 1960's after she had used those things for a long time. She also ended up with alzheimers. Who knows what all went into causing that. I have so many allergies to things I don't even bother using anything. Lol....when I was in college a friend had a make-up party. The eye makup made my eyes swell shut. I wouldn't be a good sales person for that makeup.

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Yeah ive become sensitized to home hair dye, i get red faced.

My dad used to rail against such things, even contact lenses, back in the 60s. This was before it became the norm. I think he took his cue from cigarettes being called out and extrapolated it to everything. He wasnt wrong!
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I do use hair color, but yes, they are finding out more and more that chemicals, eg toxins, even minute particles of plastics that end up in so many things like drinking water, can cause problems, especially long term.
They started talking about the dangers of long term use of hair dye back when I was still coloring it. And my mom berated me for it in spite of doing it herself. Pot calling the kettle black. Anyway would I do it now if I could afford it, knowing what I know? I guess not but still don’t like my hair.

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