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VidaCura Newsletter VidaCura Newsletter: Taking Care of Ourselves: Health and Wellness Information You Can Use
Health and Wellness Information You Can Use
  Larry Berk: President and Founder of VidaCura
  Larry Berk
Co-Founder, VidaCura
Welcome to VidaCura! is an online store (and soon to be physical stores!) where you can learn about and buy home healthcare and wellness products. And THIS is our first newsletter! We're very excited to introduce you to what we hope will become the most valuable resource for your health and wellness needs - for the rest of your life. That is a tall order, but we think that if you give healthcare consumers more and better information, they will make intelligent choices for themselves and their loved ones.

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Hip and Knee Replacement
  hip knee replacement
  Keep up with your exercises. Be sure to follow the directions of your therapist.
Posted: August 15, 2012

If you've been considering hip or knee replacement consider yourself lucky. Just a generation ago if you suffered from joint degeneration treatment was iffy at best.

Today, thousands of joint resurfacing and replacement surgeries are performed annually with amazing results. Most people are able to resume an active lifestyle, needing only to make sure that they maintain overall good health.

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Is There A Doctor in the House?
  doctor in house
  Doctors of Medicine (MDs) diagnose illnesses and diseases using examinations, lab tests, biopsies.
Posted: June 16, 2012

Most of us know only one system of medicine. It goes by many names: Traditional Medicine, Western Medicine, Conventional Medicine, Allopathic Medicine.

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Hearing Loss and Aid Primer
  hearing loss aid primer
If you or someone you know thinks they may need hearing aids, you should meet with your physician for a medical exam.
Posted: June 14, 2012

If you’re starting to regret abusing your ear drums in earlier years, you’re in good company. About one in six boomers experience hearing loss according to the Better Hearing Institute, a non-profit educational group financed by the hearing aid industry. The AARP reports that there are more people between the ages of 45-64 with hearing loss than those over age 65.

If you or someone you know thinks they may need hearing aids, you should meet with your physician for a medical exam. They might refer you to an audiologist who would perform a more comprehensive evaluation. In case you are one of the many needing a hearing aid its important to become an educated consumer. Here's what you need to know:

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Charting Your Medical Genealogy
  medical genealogy
Getting information about medical screenings and tests should be done on a regular basis
Posted: May 27, 2012

A century ago, infectious diseases – cholera, influenza, polio, etc. – were major cripplers or killers. Sanitation, antibiotics and vaccinations changed all that. Today, our major cripplers and killers are diseases we inherit – cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, etc.

The majority of these diseases have two causes.

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Resistance Bands Give Good Workouts
  resistance bands
  Don’t begin a workout program without first consulting your physician.
Posted: May 19, 2012

If you’re a woman of a certain age and wondering if there’s anything “easy” you can to do to tone up back, arm and leg muscles and flab, a recently published article in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research is going to make your day.

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How to Get A $557 Tax Incentive
  tax refund
  75% of healthcare spending is for artery disease, diabetes, congestive heart failure, asthma and depression
Posted: May 13, 2012

I think we’re all beginning to figure out that to a large degree, We the People are going to have to fix some of this country’s problems ourselves. We’ve heard some great plans for fixing our broken healthcare system. Over the next few weeks, I’d like to offer up some ideas about what we each can do about healthcare.

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Do Bad Times Mean Better Health?
  economy health
  During economic downtimes people take better care of themselves.
Posted: May 06, 2012

New York Times writer Tara Parker-Pope poses an interesting question in her article, “Are Bad Times Healthy?” She presents interesting data in response to her title question.

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August 2009
Hip & Knee Replacement
Doctor in the House?
Hearing Aid Primer
Chart Medical Genealogy
Resistance Bands
Get A $557 Tax Incentive
Bad Times = Better Health?
Welcome to VidaCura
VidaCura Blog
  Eileen Beal: Editor, VidaCura Newsletter
Eileen Beal, Editor
VidaCura Newsletter
Welcome to
Taking Care
of Ourselves
We are dedicated to providing you with the health, wellness and caregiving information that will help you maintain your physical and emotional health and that of your loved ones. We want you to be an informed and confident health care consumer and I hope we will grow together into a vibrant community that works to help each other with been-there-done-that insights, real-world solutions to problems and our virtual support. Read more>

VidaCura Main Site
AARP Health Resources
New York Times Health
Making Home Safer
Tax Raise Health Plan
Longer Chemotherapy
NPR: On Health Podcast

NPR: Health Care

What if you don't have health insurance? VidaCura Co-founder Larry Berk offers some advice. Read more>

Do bad times equal better health? Read more>


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