Amlodipine: Dr. Peter J. Rice

Monday, May, 1st, 2017 at 7:30 am by Dr. Peter J. Rice

Amlodipine   An 83 year old Iowa woman in an assisted living facility recently had what appeared to be either a petit mal seizure or a transient ischemic attack.  She was sitting in front of the TV when suddenly she was detached and unresponsive. Her physician discontinued her amlodipine. This was surprising, and perhaps unnecessary, since amlodipine is generally very well tolerated. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that was first marketed by Pfizer in [Read More...]

Reducing Stress: Mindfulness

Thursday, April, 27th, 2017 at 7:30 am by Davida Wright Galvin

Reducing Stress Can Be an Exercise in the Head #withDavida   Sit comfortably and imagine the most beautiful sunset over the mountains. Breathe in the fresh air as you envision the sun beginning to dip below the peaks. Allow your skin to feel the cooling temperature as the sun loses intensity. Hear the fading chirps of the birds at they start to settle in for the evening. Be in this moment and continue to draw [Read More...]

Xyzal: What Is IT and How Does IT Work? Dr.Peter Rice

Wednesday, April, 26th, 2017 at 7:30 am by Dr. Peter J. Rice

Xyzal ™ – a right-handed nonprescription antihistamine Last month I attended the annual meeting of the American Pharmacists Association in San Francisco. We had beautiful weather for the meeting, and I was able to visit with my cousin Terri who lives there.  Terri is always happy to meet relatives visiting San Francisco as long as we don’t ask her to take us to Alcatraz – she has been there way too often to enjoy it. [Read More...]

Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Monday, April, 24th, 2017 at 7:30 am by Danielle Sikorski

Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods   Research continues to show a very strong link between inflammation and chronic diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), cardiovascular disease (CVD), and neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia). Some of these diseases are becoming the leading causes of death, not just in the United States, but also around the globe. What is inflammation? Inflammation isn’t inherently bad. We need it to survive. Normal inflammation is [Read More...]

Best Exercise for the Brain

Thursday, April, 20th, 2017 at 7:30 am by Davida Wright Galvin

Dancing is the Best Exercise for the Brain #withDavida Red Alert! If you’re over 40 your brain is slowing down every day. The good news is you can, in the words of the young Taylor Swift, “shake it off”.  Scientists say they have found evidence of something I preach in my dance based classes all the time and that is learning complicated dance moves is the best exercise for the brain. Understand that “complicated” is [Read More...]