Health Matters

Do you ever have questions about your Medicare? Have you ever wondered where you can get fast, reliable answers to those questions — free of charge? There’s a terrific program in your community that can help. It’s called the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). If you’re eligible for Medicare, you’re eligible for personalized counseling from your local SHIP office.

In my fertility practice I see everything from young women or couples planning ahead to couples in the thick of the infertility rollercoaster. Chinese medicine has been addressing women’s health and fertility issues for generations.

Patients that I see enjoy the benefits of acupuncture, herb and supplement therapies, as well as diet and lifestyle plans. Although each man, woman and couple are unique, there are some common sets of advice given to those aiming to expand their family.


Marrow Registry this Weekend

Gallagher & Lindsey Realtors is hosting “Team Joey Marrow Registry Drive.” Donor registration and swabbing will take place this Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gallagher & Lindsey’s office, 2424 Central Ave. 

The company hopes to find a marrow transplant donor for Joey LoParo, 27, who was recently diagnosed with lymphoma. His aunt died of the same disease the year he was born. Joey’s parents, Joe and Laura LoParo, are Realtors at Gallagher & Lindsey. 

Body weight can be embarrassing, cumbersome and downright physically exhausting. Weight gain places pressure on the heart itself, decreasing oxygenated blood, making life activities — let alone exercising — physically limiting. The body is a complex, biological system, striving for constant survival. When this tightly knitted, scientific marvel starts to fail, we are at a loss of how to bring it back to balance. What do we do, and where do we start?

"I thought it would get better."

"It only hurts a little."

"I am just getting older."

"I have learned to live with it."

These are some of the comments I commonly will hear from patients describing chronic pain. Chronic pain is typically defined as pain for more than 12 weeks, regardless of severity or reason. Whether you suffer from knee or back pain, arthritis, headaches, or any other pain, there are resources to help you.