CHICAGO — Every time JoAnna James took her husband, Lawrence, to the doctor, she left the hospital without understanding what was wrong with him.
“You ask (doctors) to break it down so you can understand what they are saying and they make you feel like there is something wrong with you,” said James, 67.
When it comes to active seniors, Ewald Brandes takes the cake.
A lifelong Kenosha resident who just turned 100, Brandes is both more senior and more active than some people half his age.
Six years ago Mandi Ginn-Franz was at work when she got a terrifying toothache.
It was a burning, searing sensation that sent her scurrying to her dentist in a panic.
Living in addiction is living in the midst of constant chaos. Sometimes the only way out of chaos is to give yourself over to the structured environment of a recovery house.
Residents in Oxford Houses in southeast Wisconsin have found a refuge from that chaos.
You get an annual physical. You see the dentist once a year. But how often do you get your mental health checked?
Therapists at the new AMRI Counseling clinic at 2221 63rd St. in Uptown say it’s something everyone should do.
“Time to take your medication!”
It’s a phrase that Laura Dean, 59, hears four times a day from a machine that looks like an oversized coffeemaker perched on her bookcase.
Don’t put off getting these three shots that could ward off serious illness, warns Consumer Reports.
Though last year’s flu vaccine was the least effective it has been in the last eight years — reducing risk of illness by only about 23 percent — experts say that even a not-so-good flu shot is far better than none. If you do get sick in spite of getting the vaccine, symptoms are often milder.
Getting treatment for drug or alcohol addiction is important. But for William Cope Moyers, treatment is only the beginning; the real work is the journey that follows.
“Addiction treatment is always addressed as the acuity — in the moment — but it is what happens after the moment that is critical,” Moyers said in a recent telephone interview.
For hearing impaired people, the world is changing at the speed of sound.
Or so it seems.