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Last month, Richard got a prescription for the new Voltaren® gel for his left knee pain. At 89 years young, his activity level has dropped significantly for the past 6 months, ever since the COVID pandemic restricted access to gyms and exercise classes. The arthritis in his knee is now so bad...
Former Vice-president Joe Biden is now President-elect Joe Biden. It is a moot point if you like that or not, what really matters now is – are you in favor of socialism – or not? Socialism is a softer version of Communism, but can be just as deadly to a thriving economy. Where do all these...
It matters not how you voted on Nov. 3, what matters is the future well being of our country. It is time to gather our diverse population together and fight to ensure future freedoms, economic prosperity and yes, world peace. Sounds corny, but world peace means economic stability which...
Q: What’s the difference between enriched and fortified foods?  Starting in the 1920s, the federal government addressed diseases caused by nutritional deficiencies by encouraging food manufacturers to add certain nutrients to specific foods.  The earliest example of adding something to a...
Q:  My doctor’s office won’t refill my prescriptions over the phone. They always want me to contact my pharmacy instead. But when I went to pick up my refill yesterday, the pharmacy said it wasn’t ready because they hadn’t heard back from my doctor yet. But I requested it almost a week ago! ...
This week, I’ve given two senior ladies their second shot of Shingrix®, the “new” shingles vaccine. Next week, I have a 92-year-old man scheduled to get his first one. He has already had shingles and wants to avoid the misery of another episode. For most seniors, insurance covers at least...
With so much information coming at us each day, it can be hard to get through all the data to know what’s important, and what’s not. Our research team did the heavy lifting for you and came up with what we think are the most compelling numbers to focus on in the upcoming election. Economy $68,703 ...
Q: Since menopause, I've noticed more and more vaginal dryness. Is there anything besides hormone pills that can help?   You are not alone. Over 75% of post-menopausal women, plus many women taking anti-estrogen medicines like aromatase inhibitors for breast cancer treatment or prevention,...
I urge all readers/shoppers to buy American made products this holiday season. And try to name your newborns something comprehensible too. But if you want to stand out in a crowd, if you want to run with the Black Lives Matter crowd, then …. yes folks, it’s hard to believe, but some NFL...
Hate can cause you to despise people for the color of their skin. Today most of us see racism as the biggest social problem in history. The quickest way to end any discussion is to call someone a racist.  Hate can cause you to dismiss people based on their religious beliefs. Wars have been...

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