Health Matters

The House of Representatives voted last week to expand Medicare to cover hearing aids and related hearing health care services. By a vote of 230 to 192, the House approved HR 3, a bill that allows the federal government to negotiate prescription drug prices and uses the savings from lower drug prices to cover the costs of hearing, dental and vision health services.

A pair of presentations regarding health of the thyroid will take place this month as part of the series of health talks at Optimized Wellness Center. The talks are free and open to the public. 

The first presentation, next Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m., “Are You Able to Express Yourself With Ease?” will explore the thyroid’s relationship to the throat chakra. People who feel shut down or shut up, closed in or too quiet may have issues related to the throat chakra and thyroid. 

Love is defined as an intense feeling of affection. Those are the words that describe it, but the feeling is more complicated. We use the word often. It can describe how one feels about a friend, an animal, a wallpaper, a restaurant or a city, just for starters. We use it to describe how we feel to our newborn baby. It can be a reaction to a movie or music. 

It has been a fascinating journey in my work to be with a client who did not feel loved growing up or questions their ability to love someone as a partner. 

A sore throat. A headache. Body aches. A persistent cough. We’ve all had those symptoms and it’s easy to immediately chalk them up to a common cold. But what if it’s a more serious virus, like the flu?  
Last year’s widespread influenza season was the longest in 10 years, lasting 21 weeks and infecting more than 37 million Americans. Preliminary results estimate the flu killed between 36,400 and 61,200 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). It also resulted in nearly 650,000 hospitalizations. Consider these tips on how to help manage the flu season.

Love is defined as an intense feeling of affection. Those are the words that describe it, but the feeling is more complicated. People use the word often. It can describe how people feel about a friend, an animal, a wallpaper, a restaurant, or a city, just for starters. People use it to describe how we feel to our newborn baby. It can be a reaction to a movie or music.

It is a fascinating journey in my work to be with clients who did not feel loved growing up or questions their abilities to love someone as a partner.

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