Health

Should Hospitals Mandate Employee Flu Shots?

Should Hospitals Mandate Employee Flu Shots?

 

Lisa, who is a nurse, says she is “not one to accept most immunizations due to various health concerns.”  This year, when she and other hospital employees were asked to get a flu shot, she declined, as usual. “I’m one of those people who takes very good care of my health, and use elderberry extract to reduce/prevent viral replication and other complementary/alternative treatments.”

What You Should Know About Long-Term Care Insurance and Home Care

What You Should Know About Long-Term Care Insurance and Home Care

By the year 2020, less than ten years from now, an estimated 12 million people over the age of 65 will need long-term care in this country. Most will be cared for at home by family members. Read more.

 

 

 

 

Never Too Old to Get Mono

 

Every Monday afternoon my art teacher comes to my house to give me a lesson. I know, it sounds indulgent, but it isn’t. Painting is a joyful endeavor that I discovered rather late in life.

Homemade Buttermilk!

Homemade Buttermilk!
Though many people may not know it the process of making your own buttermilk at home could not be more simple and easy! Start by saving a few tablespoons of buttermilk from the store. Then scald (heat to 180) about a quart of fresh milk and let cool to 80-90 degrees. Stir in the few tablespoons of old buttermilk and then pour everything into a sterilized jar. A mason jar works fine that you have filled with boiling water and then emptied or a glass jar from a local dairy. Set this aside undisturbed overnight and in the morning the live cultures in the old buttermilk will have taken up residence in the new milk, creating what essentially is a soft yoghurt. You'll know because the milk will appear to have gelled. If it has not gelled yet then leave it out for a few more hours until it does, then label it with the date and put it in the fridge. This can be done over and over again always saving a few tablespoons from the old batch so always save a little leftover each time!

Punk Rope in Maine!

Punk Rope in Maine!

 

Allison Kennie, who’s in her early 30s, was looking for something different to help her get back in shape after she had her daughter a few years ago. Friends suggested Punk Rope.

If you’ve never heard of Punk Rope, it’s kind of a cross between recess and boot camp. It was created by Tim Haft, a personal trainer and USA Track & Field Coach, and combines jump roping, play and music. Read more.

Lung Cancer Survivor Mentors Many

Lung Cancer Survivor Mentors Many

In the 16 years since being diagnosed with lung cancer, Cape Elizabeth resident, Nancy Marshall, has mentored 21 cancer patients and survivors. Read more.

The Benefits of Exercise for People with Parkinson's Disease

The Benefits of Exercise for People with Parkinson's Disease

A leading Parkinson’s disease specialist at Mayo Clinic says there is increasing evidence that ongoing vigorous exercise may slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Read more.