"Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter."
-Satchell Paige
November Checklist 
  • Get a home energy audit: Ask your utility company whether it offers free or low-cost-audits. Making suggested upgrades can reduce your bill by up to 30%
  • Be alert to jaw-related pains: November is TMJ (temporomandibular joint) awareness month. Consult your dentist if you have jaw pain or tenderness, locking of the Jaw, facial or ear pain.
  • Keep up the exercise: Don't be deterred by shorter, colder days. Sign up for spin classes or other high-intensity classes to get the blood pumping.
  • Don't gobble so much that you wobble: Thanksgiving is Thursday November 26th. Drink lots of water and spend time at dinner talking instead of eating. (conversing more and eating less with give more meaning to the holiday.)
  • Feast on Thanksgiving Football: Philadelphia Eagles @ Detroit Loins (12:30 pm EST)... Carolina Panthers @ Dallas Cowboys (4:30 pm EST)... Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers (8:30 pom EST)
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November 1, 2015 through to December 15th
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Alzheimer's / Dementia

First trial to stop Alzheimer's before symptoms emerge

Most research into dementia is about finding treatments for people who are already affected by symptoms.

But a trial is under way in London which aims to prevent Alzheimer's in people at high risk, before they show any physical signs of the disease.

These people have at least a 50-50 chance of carrying a rare genetic mutation which means they will develop the disease early in life - typically in their 30s or 40s.

Glen Campbell's Life Living With Alzheimer's

Glen Campbell is a Grammy-winning country music icon, but his wife Kim Campbell says one of the most important things the legend has done in his life is to "help remove the stigma of Alzheimer's disease."

Glen was diagnosed with the disease in 2011, went public and embarked on a farewell tour with his family, including his wife and their three children -- Cal, Shannon and Ashley -- which ended in 2012. Kim said the experience touring with their father only brought the immediate family closer together and really shed light on the disease.

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CDPH Study Shows Prenatal Vaccination Decreases Severe Illness and Death in Pediatric Pertussis Cases 

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced the results of a CDPH study that shows additional benefits of prenatal pertussis vaccination. Vaccination of pregnant women against pertussis (whooping cough) has been found to prevent whooping cough in their infants, however no vaccine is 100 percent effective and some infants of vaccinated women develop pertussis.

The study found that infants were significantly less likely to have severe illness or die from pertussis if their mother had received the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine during pregnancy.
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The Germiest Spots in Public Places
Beware of Coffee-Cup Lids and More

You're not paranoid - germs really are out to get you. But not from the much publicized diseases such as Ebola. The real risk comes from mundane microbes lurking where you might not expect them. Here's where they are and what to do about them...

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