For Your Health – The benefits of Physical Therapy for Arthritis

Before I get into the financial advice, I would like to talk about a physical condition which you may be afflicted with.  Many of you are aware of the fact that I have had one hip and two knee replacements since June of 2009.  I am having a second hip replacement later this month; I will then be closer to becoming totally bionic.  I have been fighting arthritis for the past twenty-five years, and I put off joint replacement until it became so painful that there really was no choice. Now that I have had three replacements followed up with physical therapy, I want to […] Read more »

Business Owners: Dealing With Obamacare Is Essential

According to Forbes magazine one of the most essential concerns for small businesses in 2013 has to be dealing with Obamacare. Yes, there are many other issues. For example, business owners must prepare for what appears to be an extremely difficult economic environment. Access to capital and small business loans is another huge issue. So is making certain your business can take advantage of eCommerce. But today we’ll focus on the impact of Obamacare and how you and your business can best prepare. Certainly, something had to be done about healthcare costs.  Healthcare expenditures are approaching 20% of GDP, thus spiraling healthcare costs is a […] Read more »

An Aging Body Allows Insights Once Missed

Chris John Amorosino When you reach my age, 62, you realize you have a new body. Your previous body was pretty boring. It hardly ever complained, drew attention to itself, spoke or yelled at you. Every day that former body got out of bed and just did its work in silence. Now life’s different. My new body’s social. It is always talking. Here a creak, there a groan, everywhere a stomach gurgle. It’s like I’ve swallowed a 70 piece marching band. Some body part always has some comment to emit. With my new body I feel like I’ve become special. I now have special toothpaste, […] Read more »

Protecting Your Spouse’s and Your Own Health Part 2

Now here are four strategies for keeping your spouse and you physically healthy. 1. Get appropriate health screenings At what age do you need a colonoscopy? Is an annual pap smear really necessary? The health screening recommendations issued by the HYPERLINK “http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/uspstfix.htm” U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) — an independent panel of preventive medicine and primary care experts — are useful resources for determining what medical tests or exams you may need and when. 2. Stay within your ideal weight You know there’s an epidemic of obesity in our country. One of the most important things you and I can do for our spouses […] Read more »