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Vision & Hearing

Vision and hearing are two of our most important senses. It’s how we take in the world around us, and ensuring that you maintain good eyesight and hearing throughout your life will help you as you age.

Salmon Dip with Crunchy Romaine Leaves

Salmon is an excellent source of good fats known as omega-3 fatty acids. Canned salmon (I prefer the small 5- or 6-ounce cans that do not contain bones or skin) is less expensive than fillets. It’s already cooked, so it’s perfectly suited to this easy and festive holiday dip. To keep calories low, I like […]

Dr. Connealy Talks Omega-3s and Vitamin D

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Pan-Fried Trout with Honey

Trout contains the same healthy omega-3 fatty acids as salmon, but it’s less expensive, and many people prefer its mild flavor. If you’re not a trout lover, this easy recipe may change your mind. Serves 2 Ingredients: 2 trout fillets (about 4 to 6 ounces each) 1 lemon, cut in half 1/2 cup cornmeal 1/3 […]

Roasted Winter Squash Seeds or Pumpkin Seeds

Save those seeds! Every time you prepare a squash or pumpkin, set aside the seeds for snacking. They’re easy to roast, plus squash and pumpkin seeds are full of nutritional goodness, including protein, good fats, and minerals like magnesium, potassium, manganese, and the cold fighter zinc. Serves 4 Get My FREE Curcumin Report Chronic Inflammation […]

Teriyaki Salmon Kebabs with Vegetables

Serves 4 Here’s a dilemma: Eating certain types of fish, such as salmon, trout, and herring, provides the good fats we need for better brain functions, among other things. But fish is also polluted with mercury, something none of us needs, especially an individual with ADD. Limiting fish to no more than twice a week, […]

Ted’s Memory Mystery

I first met Ted when his daughter, Helen, brought him to see me. Helen was concerned about her father’s ability to care for himself. At age 84, Ted was a widower who lived alone in a condominium complex. Neighbors had called Helen several times to tell her that her father was behaving strangely and seemed […]

Have Trouble Hearing?

If you know someone with hearing loss, you know how difficult life can be. Misunderstanding directions, constantly asking people to repeat themselves, avoiding noisy restaurants and social events because it’s too difficult to hear — these are just a few of the issues created by hearing difficulties. I am not a hearing specialist or otolaryngologist, […]

Anthony’s Hearing Diagnosis

man with a hand cupping his ear
After a second divorce, Anthony, who had been a patient for several years, began taking antidepressants. When he came to see me for a physical, I asked if there were any health problems we needed to talk about. “Everything’s pretty good now,” he replied. “But I’ve got this awful buzzing in my right ear, and […]

How to Take Care of Your Eyes

Our eyes are some of the most complex organs in our bodies. And although I’m not an eye specialist, I can tell you that vision problems may be a symptom of other health issues. Or these difficulties could be side effects of common medications, including the daily aspirin that’s so often touted as the one-size-fits-all […]

Quick Wilted Spinach with Garlic and Walnuts

Serves 2 to 3 This recipe could not be easier, since spinach is best when cooked least. Most of the effort is in the preparation because the spinach needs to be thoroughly cleaned, unless you have a good source of prewashed spinach. (I always rewash packaged salad greens that claim to be triple washed just […]
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