Aging & Health: Take Charge

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Jan 13, 2021

Constipation - 5 steps to keep things moving

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
  Small changes can add up when it comes to constipation. Many people get relief from simple adjustments to their diet and daily routines. If you’re having difficulty with constipation, here are some steps that can help soften your stools and keep your bowels moving. Eat [...]
Constipation - 5 steps to keep things moving
Jan 5, 2021

Should I get a second opinion?

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
      Dealing with a complicated medical condition can feel overwhelming at times, and it’s normal to have questions and concerns. Seeking a second or even third opinion is a reasonable approach if doing so will help you feel more confident about the diagnosis you’ve been [...]
Should I get a second opinion?
Dec 17, 2020

Safe solutions for erectile dysfunction

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
  Erectile dysfunction becomes more common with testosterone decline as men age. It may also occur due to treatments or surgery related to the prostate gland or conditions affecting the nervous system. In addition, the same process of artery clogging that can lead to heart problems can also [...]
Safe solutions for erectile dysfunction
Dec 7, 2020

Grandparenting: How to manage conflicting opinions

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
    Now that you’re a grandparent, you might be eager to pass on to all of the tips and tricks you learned when raising your own children. But your hard-earned advice might not always be welcomed with open arms. Things do change after all, including parenting [...]
Grandparenting: How to manage conflicting opinions
Nov 20, 2020

Is antibacterial soap necessary?

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
  Hand washing has taken on heightened importance since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there’s no reason for the general public to use antibacterial soaps. They’re no more effective than plain soap at getting rid of germs — including viruses. Lathering with soap helps lift germs [...]
Is antibacterial soap necessary?

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