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Got A Hard Pill To Swallow? It's Nothing For The Automatic Pill Grinder

Hospitals break up pills for patients and put them in applesauce.  Patients always taste the pills.  But the Pill Grinder just might work.  A powder can be absorbed much better by a hot cocoa, a side of mashed potatoes, ice cream...  Oh, I could name more treats, but it would just make both of us really hungry.

 


Accidents Happen! Here's Something Smart And Kind Of Sexy To Prevent Them

Do you know how many of us old folks have bad knees, bad hips, bad vision, and terrible problems with balance?  A lot of us, and though I admit I don't know the exact numbers on these old-age infirmities, I can tell you that this S2 Liner designed by Cheol Min Park is what we need to protect us at home.

Portable Weather Meter Ranks Your Heat Stroke Risk

Health worries rise along with summer's heat, so a new portable heat stroke risk meter could be a real lifesaver. It's like having a doctor and a weatherman in your pocket!

Chocolate Is The New Face Cream: The Acticoa Discovery

The Swiss-based Barry Callbaut, the largest chocolate distributor in the world, has discovered a process to extract the flavanols from cocoa beans and reintroduce them into processed chocolate.  The formula is called Acticoa© cocoa, and it's one of the richest known sources of flavanols.

10 Gadget Gifts For Boomer Dads And Grandpas

There are so many new gadgets out this year that Dads and Grandpas would love. They cover the gamut from low tech to high tech, while all being user-intuitive. (Personally, I know many dads and grandpas who don't want a new hobby for Father's Day!) Father's Day is coming soon, and these gadget gifts will be just in time to use this summer!

 

Portable Wheel Chair Lifter Wins 2010 Best New Product In Rehab Expo

Every year in Britain an organization of businesses and healthcare professionals focused on rehabilitation products, called Naidex, has an expo of new products and services for persons with disabilities.  The winner of the 2010 Naidex New Product of the Year Award was an elegant portable solution for lifting a wheelchair into the trunk of a car.  It's called the BackSaver.

If You Must Talk, Do It Safely: The Steering Wheel Bluetooth Speakerphone

It's been proven time and time again that cell phone use is dangerous while driving.  Actually, eating, talking, or even listening to a passenger, or looking away from the road for just an instant could lead to disaster.  Recently, someone actually found that driving ruins the quality of cell phone communication!

Butt Lifts: The Next Boob Jobs

Let me ask you a blunt question... Is your ass dragging?  If diet and exercise isn't getting you ready for your string bikini or Speedo® this summer, you might want to consider one of the few cosmetic surgeries that has grown in popularity for men and women even during the current recession... the butt lift.

13 Perfect Gifts For 13 Types Of Mother-In-Laws

... A headache means she has brain cancer and a cut on her finger means she's a hemophiliac.  No, not a hemophiliac; a hypochondriac. What's the perfect gift? 

 


Used Adult Diapers - The Fuel Of Tomorrow, Today!

As Japan's elderly population continues to grow, so does the number of used adult diapers. A company called Super Faiths has come up with a novel way to keep these diapers out of overloaded landfills while fueling the nation's economy.

10 Helpful Gadgets For Boomer Moms & Grandma

Heck. We all age and, even if we feel young, aging may restrict us physically in doing things we did when we were younger.  Arthritis, sore feet, bad knees... one thing or another seems to slow us down after awhile.  Fortunately, many gadgets are available that enable us to achieve the same results we did when we were younger... maybe one of these will look like it will help your boomer mom or granny feel groovy again.

The Latest, Smartest, And Coolest Self Defense Gadgets For Women

Babes, whether you never leave home without your brute (attack man or attack dog), or you don't have a brute, you should always be able to protect yourself.  Even martial artists often carry small weapons with them to make their moves even more effective.  Today, there are a number of cool, concealable, and even disguised lightweight weapons that won't take you long to learn to master.  And once you do master them, you will feel more confident out and about without your brute!

 


Stretch Your Back Without Hanging Upside Down!

Hanging upside down goes to my head - literally.  All my sinuses fill up on that inversion table contraption.  But here comes the Gentle Motion Back Stretching Device that relieves lower and mid-back pain without making you inhale the carpet!

Protect Yourself With A Funky, Fashionable Flu Mask... Achoo!

No babe worth her buns is going to wear a regular old industrial or surgical face mask to avoid getting the flu.  While those may perform better than the fashion flu masks, they really mark you as an old fuddy duddy.   Here are some really cool flu masks for fancy and funky occasions, and we even found some that are FDA approved!

 

Hospitalization May Cause Physical And Cognitive Decline

Two separate studies released today suggest that hospitals may not be the place to be if you are sick, especially if you are seriously ill and/or elderly.  And it's not just the the racket hospital staff makes trying to raise the roosters, or the insertion of a new IV catheter in your wrist....

 

Debunking Health Care Reform Myths In The 11th Hour

While this blog was written one day prior to a watered version of the health care reform act moving to its final vote, there are still many in the U.S. who continue to wade through the misconceptions. Far from following the health care  models of other countries and after over fifty years of fighting for some form of reform, if you're a 'dummy' like me, you may still not be as knowledgeable as you'd like regarding this revolutionary new legislation. However when dealing with the facts on some of the major issues, I was able to research some of the more topical myths that can be debunked. 

Does Your Bed Need A Lift? Try The Mattress Genie!

The Mattress Genie Bed Lift System by Contour looks like a winner at less than 10 percent the cost of an adjustable bed frame... and a lot less than the cost to have an adjustable frame fixed!

Blood Pressure, Medication, Diet, And Dementia: What The Recent Research Tells Us

Since last week, when I wrote about certain blood pressure medications and their positive effects on memory, there have been a few new studies published relating the effects of medication and diet on blood pressure and dementia.  Just so that you're not thinking deja vu all over again at what seems like a repetition of yesterday's news, I thought I'd prepare a short summary of how these studies interrelate and what they mean to us.

10 Cool Gadgets To Assist People With Arthritis & Hand Pain

Arthritis, or any hand pain, can be very limiting.  The muscles and joints in the hand and wrist are very small and precision-oriented, and pain can impair performance on things we do every day, like closing a jewelry catch or fastening buttons on your shirt.  Assistive gadgets have less of a stigma than they used to, and they're actually getting cooler as more people are using them... because they're just smarter.  Here are 10 new really cool and "handy" gadgets that just make routine movements less taxing on our hands. They even make great gifts!


5 Percent Of Boomers Are Still Getting High - At Least Once A Year

The substance abuse division (SAMHSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) learned some interesting information about how boomers get high these days.  The department is fixing to get more funding, I guess, because it reports that in our (even) later years, we're going to need added substance abuse treatment services.  Us?