South Jersey gerontologist Dr. David Laskin makes a return appearance on Boomer Generation Radio’s December 3, 2013 program, this time talking with Richard about the newest medical thinking about the use of statin drugs to control cholesterol in Boomers and seniors. You can hear his previous (March 26, 2013) appearance on the show here. You can also visit Dr. Laskin’s Facebook page.
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Dr. David Laskin, MD
Boomer Generation Radio airs on WWDB-AM 860 every Tuesday at 10 a.m., and features news and conversation aimed at Baby Boomers and the issues facing them as members of what Rabbi Address calls “the club sandwich generation.” You can hear the show live on AM 860, or streamed live from the WWDB website.
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Editor’s Note: Joining our network of contributors is Dr. Shoshana Nock, an optometrist in Houston specializing in vision issues of concern to Baby Boomers.
One of the unfortunate side effects of growing older is the weakening of one’s health, since you are more likely to develop health and vision problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration (ARMD), and other conditions. These problems can cause a dramatic reduction and/or loss of vision.
Since, we only get one set of eyes and we use them every day, it is important we look after them. Read more
Editor’s Note: This is part two of an excellent review of how stress affects our lives and our health. Part I is available here.
Donald M. Friedman, MD
This part of the column deals with living in the present moment as a way to deal with stress. It is actually very difficult for many of us to live in the present moment. We either get so focused on the past or so concerned about what’s going to happen in the future or both. But being or living in the moment can so increase not only our awareness of what is happening in our immediate surroundings, but also our awareness of ourselves, i.e. our thoughts and emotions and our bodies. Our society is so goal oriented that we are always focused on doing, being busy accomplishing and producing results. We forget, or in some cases never learned, how to just “be.”
We are all part of a generation that seeks to find answers to healthy living in the hope of extending an active and involved life.
Rabbi Richard F. Address, D. Min.
I’m happy to say that the role of religious and spiritual practice in healthy aging is gaining momentum.
A recent article and a new book give more evidence that spirituality really does help us feel better longer.
Editor’s Note: This is part one of an excellent review of how stress affects our lives and our health. Part II is available here.
Donald M. Friedman, MD
Stress is definitely a part of our lives. It is often unavoidable and can sometimes be overwhelming. As life has become more complicated, especially in this age of new technology, stress can certainly play more of a role in how we think, how we act, and how we feel.
One of the most interesting developments in recent years has been the growing interest, on the part of baby boomers, in issues of health and wellness.
Maybe it is part of our own understanding of our own aging and the desire to stay vibrant, and active as much as possible. Maybe it is a subconscious desire to stave off the reality of mortality. Read more
At first thought, one might wonder what humor and laughter have to do with illness; it doesn’t seem like a very likely mix. But on closer examination, humor and laughter have a large role to play in the ability to cope with an illness and the capacity to maintain a sense of wellness in an ever more challenging world and pressurized lifestyle. In fact, the role of humor has been recognized for a long time in the world’s literature. Read more