Nurse Notes

But the angel said to the women,“Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.  He is not here, for he has risen”

Matthew 28:5-6

                                                                                                              

Do you like your coffee hot or cold?

Hot brewed coffee has been shown have more antioxidants then iced coffee.  The PH of coffee is not any different in hot or cold coffee.

 

Surprising Eye Protector

People with Diabetes who take the oral medication Metformin to treat this disease were only half as likely to develop Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) than those who took other diabetic medications.  It is believed the drug’s anti-inflammatory properties may be the reason.

 

Inexpensive HEPA air filters may help reduce your risk for heart attacks

People who have the air filtered in their homes have been shown in a recent study to have a small but steady decrease in their blood pressures over an extended period of time according to a recent study. HEPA filters remove fine particulate matter pollution from the air in the home. The exact reason for the blood pressure drop is still being studied.

 

Drive safer at night

Always use your high beams at night when there is no oncoming traffic. Only about 1/3 of drivers do this as a habit even though most low beams are inadequate for accident avoidance over 39 miles per hour.

 

Best foods for bone and joint strength: 

  1. Calcium fortified cereals – Choose one that is high in fiber and low in sugar
  2. Salmon – which is an excellent source of Vitamin D
  3. Dark green leafy vegetables – including spinach, kale, and swiss chard which are  high in vitamin K which keeps bones healthy.
  4. Yogurts and Milks made from Almond or Cashews or Soy – which are almost always fortified with Calcium and Vitamin D.

 

 Useful Web Site:  ChoosingWisely.org/patient resources

Recommendations from hundreds of medical specialties org. on which tests should or should not be performed on many conditions including back pain, cancers, or arthritis, as well as many other diseases and chronic conditions.

 

Reflux?  Studies have shown that people who chew sugarless gum may decrease the amount of reflux after a meal.  The study showed that people who chew gum after a high fat meal had reduced acid levels when tested and people who chewed the gum for an hour after breakfast had reduced reflux symptoms for up to four hours.

 

Sleep Troubles?  Avoid Alcohol and caffeine before bed since both of these act as a diuretic.  This will cause you to have increased urgency to void in the middle of the night and may interfere with you getting a good night’s sleep.

 

Nut of the Week:  Hazel Nuts

Also known as Filberts These nuts are a good source of healthy fats, and heart healthy antioxidants and have been shown to be a good diet choice to lower cholesterol.