Health and Beauty
Q: I just returned from a weekend in New York City and have a new appreciation for the calm and quiet surroundings in our community. I feel sad for those individuals who live in such a noisy environment because it is so overwhelming. How do they live through the constant noise stimulation every day? Isn’t it draining on their bodies and minds?
Caribbean Ribeye Steaks with Grilled Pineapple Salad
Total recipe time: 25 to 35 minutes. Makes 4 servings.
2 beef ribeye steaks, boneless, cut 1 inch thick (about 12 ounces each)
A hidden hearing loss is a type that cannot be measured by the most common hearing test. On suspicion of a hearing loss, the first step is to visit an audiologist and have a full audiological evaluation, but for people with hidden hearing loss, the audiogram looks as it does for someone with normal hearing.
For people with asthma, the arrival of summer can coincide with a worsening of symptoms—the wheezing, chest tightness, coughing, and breathlessness that make their lives miserable. Not only does summer’s hot, humid weather aggravate this chronic pulmonary condition, but so does the higher presence of airborne allergens and irritants. For those with exercise-induced asthma, the otherwise healthy act of becoming more active in summertime can even trigger symptoms.
One of the greatest challenges of a healthy spirituality is learning to tolerate the differences we find in one another and not to view differences as threats to ourselves. Moreover, a healthy spirituality should lead us to celebrate our differences and to see them as a reflection of God’s beneficence and creativity.
With our population aging and approximately 10,000 members of the Baby Boomer generation turning 65 every day, it has never been more important for healthcare providers to assess health risks and promote good preventive care among seniors. Putting the focus on prevention—rather than waiting to intervene with treatment until after a problem arises—greatly increases the odds of identifying chronic ailments or other health issues at their earliest, most treatable stages or stopping them in their tracks entirely. For this purpose, Medicare offers a free annual wellness visit to beneficiaries.