Author Archives: Joan

About Joan

My career has been in nursing, a nurse practitioner more recently. Most of my nursing experience has been in the developing country of Papua New Guinea. Upon retiring I joined Silver Sneaker classes and then included the Group Power classes. After a total knee replacement this last May, I am finding returning to the Silver Sneaker classes to be extremely beneficial in getting my knee to optimal functioning again.


I am talking about vitamins, not grades!! Known as the “sunshine vitamin”, Vitamin D is good for your health!! But many people are deficient in this important vitamin. In the past, sun exposure was the main source of Vitamin D … Continue reading

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Pills and Ills

The other night I was taking my bedtime pills – 2 Tylenol, and 2 much smaller ones. This time I took them with a fiber drink that had already started to thicken. Apparently they were not all down when I … Continue reading

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