The Legend of the DREAM CATCHER

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A spider was quietly spinning his web in his own space. It was beside the sleeping space of Nokomis, the grandmother. Each day, Nokomis watched the spider at work, quietly spinning away. One day as she was watching him, her grandson came in. “Nokomis-iya!” he shouted, glancing at the spider. He stomped over to the spider, picked up a shoe and went … [Read more...]

BEER-DRINKING COULD HELP WARD OFF PARKINSON’S SAY SCIENTISTS

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A chemical in hops could slow the progression of degenerative diseases. Scientists claim xanthohumol (Xn) might protect brain cells from damage. Dr Jianguo Fang’s team tested it on rats’ cells in laboratory experiments. He says hops have been used to treat a variety of ailments for centuries... Ben Spencer, Science Reporter For The Daily … [Read more...]

Heartfelt Gratitude

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I had every bit of confidence that Kytti St. Amand, our Dancing Star, would be a shining success at the 2015 “Dancing With Our Stars" Season 14 Event, but sure enough, when I heard her name called as the 1st Place Winner, I could not stop the tears of joy fromflowing. Then, just as I collected myself, my happy tears returned as Kytti was called to … [Read more...]

FEBRUARY UPDATE PARKINSON’S “ROAD TO THE CURE”

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UPDATE ON PARKINSON’S “ROAD TO THE CURE” PROJECT THE SAN DIEGO BIOTECH COMPANY (SDBC) “At the end of this study…. submit an IND application to the US FDA… begin Phase-1 clinical trials.” Evaluation of Parkinson’s Drug in Parkinson’s-like Subjects. The SDBC, ICBI, has made arrangements with the Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) to … [Read more...]

GIVING AND GRATITUDE BENEFIT YOUR PHYSICAL HEALTH

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Below are seven ways a generous spirit and a grateful attitude can improve your physical well-being -- something that should be a priority all year ‘round. Being altruistic can lower your blood pressure. When someone is down and out, sometimes just the giving of yourself is all you need to do. One 2006 study found that participants who … [Read more...]

QUALITY OF LIFE-PALLIATIVE AND HOSPICE CARE

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Palliative care is meant to make the patient more comfortable. To palliate is “to make a disease or its symptoms less severe or unpleasant without removing the cause.” Hospice is a philosophy of care focused on comfort and quality of life, intended to give seriously ill patients and their loved ones meaningful time together when the focus is on … [Read more...]

DANCING FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT

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Kitty St. Amand, owner of Younger By Tonight Day Spa, is dancing for her favorite charity, Parkinson’s Resource Organization(PRO), at the 2015 Dancing with Our Stars Event. Said to be the best interactive gala in the desert area, the event features couples who dance to raise funds for their charity of choice. In addition to running a beautiful … [Read more...]