The Annual Silver Pen Essay Contest

A Story I Never Told You

I’ve often said that writing can be therapeutic for people of all ages. The Annual Silver Pen Essay contest is a national program that invites seniors to contribute original essays and poetry. Entries are received at a central location in North Carolina, and then they are sent to their communities for judging.

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Don’t Lose Sleep Over It

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Black box warnings may be alarming. However, they are not meant to scare you into panicking and discontinuing medication that you need. Their primary purpose is to inform prescribers and patients about dangers they may pose.

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Congratulations to American Scientists Hall, Rosbash, and Young

Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young’s Genetic Discovery Three American scientists, Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young, jointly won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. They earned the prestigious award for discovering the genes that control circadian rhythms. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute issued a press…

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Insomnia Is More Than an Inconvenience

“Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleeve of care, The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath, Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, Chief nourisher in life’s feast.” ‒William Shakespeare, Macbeth Why We Need Sleep Shakespeare may be complicated, but the universal need for sleep is not. The “Chief nourisher” is, indeed,…

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Cortisol and Your Body – What You Should Know

Jessica Hegg is the content manager at Interested in all things related to living a healthy lifestyle, she works to share valuable information aimed at overcoming obstacles and improving the quality of life for others. I hope you’ll find her article helpful. — Lynn R. Webster, MD   Ever wonder what’s really happening in…

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