Monthly Archives: November 2013

New Health Studies: Coffee & Nuts = Long Life

Recent health studies indicate that drinking coffee helps small blood vessels work better and eating more nuts ensures a longer life. The coffee one, conducted by a Japanese cardiologist, had non-coffee drinkers imbibe 5 ounces of  caffeinated coffee –  (a Starbucks … Continue reading

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Can We Trust the FDA?

When Ron Woodroof, a Texan electrician and rodeo enthusiast was diagnosed with AIDS in 1986, he refused to wait for treatments to be developed and approved by the US Food & Drug Administration. (FDA). In fact, he proved the course of … Continue reading

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On This Date

I was seven years old, in second grade and had been sent home from school early. When I entered the house, my mother was watching our small black and white television, something I never saw her do during the day. … Continue reading

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London Weekend: Halva Ice Cream, Dylan & Lippa!

When our friend and talented performer Andrew Lippa  mentioned he was making his London debut with a concert, we jumped at the chance to make a weekend out of it. We packed in two theater performances, his concert, lots of … Continue reading

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Grandmother Diary: Beware Coxsackie Virus!

I received this email from my son Nathan: Unfortunately we found out this morning that Nakshone and Karen have coxsackie virus infection. It is highly contagious….. Watch out for a painful rash. If you do develop it please stop by … Continue reading

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101 Objects That Made America & My 10

The American buffalo.  Polio Vaccine.  Marian Anderson’s fur coat.   The Predator drone. Singer sewing machine.  The AIDs Quilt. These are among the 101 objects selected by Smithsonian Magazine editors and featured in its special collector’s issue. Curators culled these from the … Continue reading

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