Women’s Health Care Takes A Massive Downward Dive With Medicare and We Women Must Advocate for No More Limitation on Coverage for Boomer Women’s Vaginal, Cervical, Uterine and Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Prevention

This Grandma made an annual appointment for the gynecologist.  I received a call from the office right before the appointment.  They cancelled my appointment.  Why?  Because Medicare only covers a gynecological appointment every other year.  I tried to talk to the office person about having a secondary supplemental medical policy and she said it does […]

Boomers Protein Needs Are So Much More Than We Know For Optimum Muscle Mass and Longevity

This Grandma has found that we Boomers are beyond the average age of most standard medical studies.  It is about time that age 50 was not the upper limit of the population studies, and studies did not just lump us into a category of 50+. One of the major issues facing us is maintaining our […]

Who Knew Children Do Vomit More Than Adults and the Top Four Tips To Know About Children and Grandchildren Vomiting, Their Vomit and Our Own

When this Grandma was an elementary school teacher, I always made a deal with the teacher next door.  I could not stand vomit or blood, so I asked if I had a student who vomited or bled, could I send them next door or have the teacher come help with the vomit or blood issue.  […]

Fourth Trimester and Optimal Age for Human Baby and Puppy Cuteness Optimization Are the Same

With two new baby grandsons, the difficulty of the new parent experience is relived.  This Grandma equates it to being a hamster on a treadmill that never ends.  The new baby requires care every two hours or so around the clock, with a breast fed baby eating more often than a bottle fed baby, my […]

Five Healthy Habits to Give Us Twelve to Fifteen Additional Years to Celebrate Milestones With Our Grandchildren and Only One Word To Remember

Since the birth of our first grandchild, Grandpa and I periodically converse about how old we are going to be when he graduates from high school, from college and how old we are going to be when he marries.  We wonder if we were going to be alive to be present at these milestones.  He […]

Why Boomers’ Lives May Depend On Paying attention To Oral Health and Periodontal Disease

Here is a short true-false quiz: (persistent is defined as two weeks or more) If you have persistent bad breath it may be a sign of cancer. If you have periodontal disease, it may contribute to onset of cancer. You may teach your grandchildren that if they are taking a true-false test and do not […]

How To Get The Yuck Out of the Ducks, Other Bath Toys and Items and The Bathtub Itself

When this Grandma tries to get to the source of a series of articles, I find some really obscure on line journals.  The one for the source of learning that rubber ducks and other such bath toys and bath items that retain bath water grow very bad bacteria and fungus, a Swiss Federal Institute of […]

Be Aware and Beware of Little Known Adverse Consequences of DNA and Genetic Testing Before You Do Such and Before You Gift It to Loved Ones

“23 and Me” ads are all over the television.  So many people gifted this ancestry and their health genetic testing or other companies’ genetic testing to family and friends over the holidays.  Be aware and beware of little known adverse consequences of genetic testing that go way beyond a “Dear Amy” column where a woman […]

The Truths and Myths About Flu and Cold Survival You Need To Know When About on Earth and in the Air

Grandpa and I are trying. We are trying to change habits to be safer in this cold and flu season. We are trying NOT to shake hands even when others greet us with outstretched hands, and bump fist instead. See previous post “Why We Should We Stop Teaching Our Children and Grandchildren to Hug, Kiss, […]

Happiness is Now Taught In College As the Younger Generation Seems to Need Be Taught What Happiness Is

The big news across media platforms that are viewed by us Boomers is Professor Laurie Santos’s “Psychology and the Good Life,” course at Yale that has nearly 1,200 students signed up.  See the New York Times, January 26, 2018, “Yale’s Most Popular Class Ever: Happiness, by David Shimerjan. The New York Times article addresses the […]

Two Best Baked Apple Recipes With No Added Sugar For Toddlers To Adults

We know sugar is our enemy.  As a post menopausal woman, I was advised that my body could not process sugar but could process fat, and that I should cut sugar from my diet for weight maintenance.  I now do not worry as much about how much fat is in a food, but I monitor […]

Why We Should We Stop Teaching Our Children and Grandchildren to Hug, Kiss, and Even Shake Hands Upon Greeting Others and What We Should Advocate Instead

Just this past week, Grandpa and I went to see a new doctor whose office was located inside a local hospital.  The doctor’s nurse who greeted us reached out to shake hands.  We declined.  The doctor, when entering the examination room, reached out to shake hands.  We declined.  Did we wonder about our care to […]

The Need to Coordinate Your Health Care and Of Those You Love And How

Whatever age, we have to consider how to coordinate our own health care.  Boomers are the sandwich generation and have to worry about not only ourselves but those we love younger (and much younger, our grandchildren) and our parents, if we are fortunate to still have them with us.  Our adult children are not as […]

The Five Love Languages Apply to Grandchildren Too

At a professional luncheon, a few years ago,  a new mother, a forty something marital and family lawyer, asked me if I had read the book by Dr. Gary Chapman, “The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts.” Dr. Gary Chapman is a family counselor, radio host, associate pastor and author of several […]

A Documentary We Boomer Grandparents Should Watch and Learn Wellness From, “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast”

What a combination of interesting people!  This HBO Documentary, “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast” is the cleverest special now available on television. I cannot but believe that we Boomer grandparents are the target audience.  The blurb on the website includes, “[c]omedy legend Carl Reiner tracks down other celebrated people in their 90s […]

Great Grandmother’s Jello Mold is Part of the Fabric of Our Traditions And Jello Even Works for Your Family Traditions for the Upcoming July Fourth Holiday

When this Grandma was a child, Jello was a favored dessert.  We had different flavors and ingredients put into different size Tupperware molds.  My favorite was cherry Jello, with canned fruit cocktail in it.  When I think of the calories and probably the lack of nutrition, I cringe.  I fed my children Jello, mostly when […]

What A Grandchild Quitting Something Teaches Grandma and Grandpa As Well As the Grandchild

Even before Christine Gray’s mother stated in “Fifty Shades of Gray,” that children should be exposed to a second language, music lessons and a sport, this Grandma tried to do that with our children over nearly forty years ago.  The sport turned out to be tap and ballet, and each child stopped fairly quickly.  The […]

Adults of Every Age Should Know Why Cataracts Probably Will Be In Our Future Not Only Because We Are Living Longer And There is a Very Expensive Silver Lining If We Can Afford It

This Grandma recently watched Grandpa go through cataract surgery and saw how truly effortless it was, other than having to do one eye at a time for safety, and going through the experience twice.  As with so many things, I deny and avoid anything that points to our long (we never say old) age.  I […]