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Carmel, CA Ginger In The Diet Can Reduce Hay Fever

by Richard Kuehn on 09/22/15

Can something as simple as eating more ginger cause your sneezing fits to go away?  It could be, according to a new study which found that adding small amounts of powdered ginger to food may help take the edge off of seasonal allergy symptoms.  Although the study was done only on mice and hasn’t been tested on humans yet, the study which was published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry found the spice to be a potent weapon against allergic rhinitis, or hay fever.  Researchers believe that this is due to the fact that a major component in ginger is 6-gingerol, which suppresses the activation of T-Cells which play an important role in sensitizing people to specific allergens.

Monterey Fairgrounds To Have Event On Community Safety October 10

by Richard Kuehn on 09/22/15

Capital Insurance Group is sponsoring a community safety event on October 10th at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center.  This free event will provide you with valuable safety information including important fire presentation and water conservation tips.  For more information, call 633-4444 or go to

Carmel, CA Cancer Dealt With Very Differently By Men And Women

by Richard Kuehn on 09/22/15

A new study of social media found that women and men handle a cancer diagnosis quite differently.  Commissioned by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, it found that men with prostate cancer were generally found to be analytical, methodical and data-driven in assessing their options.  They sought out the latest scientific studies and outcome research, and tended to get multiple doctors opinions.  Women with a breast cancer diagnosis, on the other hand, were typically distrustful of their own doctor and scientific data.  Many women went with the most aggressive treatment such as a double mastectomy, fearing the cancer might return if they went with a less invasive procedure. 

Prunedale, CA Caregiver Private Duty In Home Senior Companion Aide Jobs Available (Also Carmel-by-the-sea, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach & Salinas)

by Richard Kuehn on 09/20/15

Prunedale, CA Caregiver Private Duty In Home Senior Companion Aide Jobs Available (Also Aromas,  Carmel, Carmel-by-the-sea, Carmel Highlands, Carmel Valley, Castroville, Corral de Tierra, Del Rey Oaks,  Gonzales, Greenfield, King City, Marina, Monterey, Moss Landing, Pacific Grove, Paicines, Pebble Beach, Salinas, Sand City, San Juan Bautista, Seaside, Soledad And Tres Pinos)

I am happy to say that business is booming at Family inHome Caregiving!  We have had a greater than anticipated influx of new Clients over the past two weeks, many of which have been referrals from past and current Clients.  Our reputation for having the best caregivers in Monterey County is growing.   We are currently looking for a handyman as well as qualified caregivers.

Family inHome Caregiving of Monterey is seeking compassionate, mature and dependable caregivers (Companion Aides) who want to improve the lives of our elderly Clients by providing in-home, non-medical care.  Our services include:

        Caring companionship

        Meal preparation

        Incidental transportation

        Running errands

        Light housekeeping

        Medication reminders

        Monitoring of safety while bathing

        Information and referral services

        Other services that improve the safety, security and quality of life of seniors.

If you believe you would make an exceptional Companion Aide, we would love to hear from you!  We prefer those with experience helping the elderly, disabled and others with mobility problems.  Having cared for those with dementia and/or Alzheimer's is a plus.  To work for us, you must have excellent references, a clear criminal record, a good driving record, and an insured reliable vehicle.  To apply, please visit our web site, click on careers where you can fill out an application online.  We have immediate openings all over Monterey County.  Service areas include:

Aromas, Carmel, Carmel-by-the-sea, Carmel Highlands, Carmel Valley, Castroville, Corral de Tierra, Del Rey Oaks, Gonzales, Greenfield, King City, Marina, Monterey,  Moss Landing, Paicines, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Prunedale, Salinas,  Sand City, Seaside, Soledad And Tres Pinos

Carmel Foundation To Host Food Safety Class On September 23

by Richard Kuehn on 09/20/15

The Camel Foundation at the South East corner of 8th and Lincoln will hold their Food Safety For Seniors seminar on September 23 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Part of their Wellness Series, the talk will address various concerns, including how to avoid the bacteria which makes people sick.  Seniors are more vulnerable to these and this course will inform you about what to watch for when dining out.  It’s limited to the first 100 attendees.  To get more information, contact Nettie Porter at 620-8717 or by email at

Community Hospital Of The Monterey Peninsula, CHOMP, Hosting American Bone Health Lecture Series On October 13

by Richard Kuehn on 09/19/15

The Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, CHOMP, is sponsoring the American Bone Health Lecture Series on October 13 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in conference rooms A, B and C.  Learn how to build better bones with this quarterly lecture series which will feature various educators.   

Carmel, CA New Non-Surgical Treatment Methods Being Developed For Foot Pain

by Richard Kuehn on 09/19/15

Foot surgery can be very painful and recovering from it can be difficult.  Therefore, podiatrists have been coming up with new ways to treat foot pain that are non-surgical.  Bunions, plantar fasciitis, hammertoes and metatarsalgia, depending on the severity, can be treated without surgery.  Treatment techniques include ultrasound-guided injections that deliver anti-inflammatory drugs to the site of the pain and shockwave therapy that promotes soft tissue healing.  Talk to your doctor about the various treatment methods if you are experiencing foot pain.

Community Hospital Of The Monterey Peninsula, CHOMP, Sponsoring Emergency Preparedness Fair On Saturday September 26 At Del Monte Center

by Richard Kuehn on 09/18/15

The Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, CHOMP, is sponsoring an Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, September 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Del Monte Center in Monterey.  Stop by to get emergency kit essentials and information like:

Safe food and water

Home safety

Fire extinguisher how to’s

Fire-safe landscaping

There will be more than 20 emergency agencies and the first 500 attendees will receive free emergency starter kits courtesy of CHOMP.

Community Hospital Of The Monterey Peninsula, CHOMP, Having Their Living Well Workshop Starting On September 19 or September 22, At The Oldemeyer Center in Seaside And In Ryan’s Ranch In Monterey

by Richard Kuehn on 09/17/15

The Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, CHOMP, has a number of great classes including the “Living Well Workshop” which was developed at Stanford University to help those living with ongoing health conditions and chronic diseases.  The six class series starts on September 26 and runs every Saturday from September 26 through November 7 (with no class on October 24) from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ryan’s Ranch Location at 2 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Suite D230 in Monterey.  There is a free introduction on Saturday September 19 from 11:00 a.m. to noon, if you would like to get more information this would be a good session to attend.  The same class will be held at the Oldemeyer Center in Seaside on Tuesdays starting on September 22 and running through November 3 (with no class on September 29) from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  There is a free introduction which will be held on September 15 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.  For more information on the classes call 625-4867.  Pre-registration is required. There is a $15 charge but it’s refunded if all six classes are completed.

Monterey, CA Low Dose Of Aspirin For Those 50-69 Can Ward Off Strokes, Heart Attacks And Colorectal Cancer

by Richard Kuehn on 09/15/15

A daily low-dose of aspirin is the best course of action for both men and women between the ages of 50 and 69 years old in order to protect them from heart attacks, stroke and even colorectal cancer, according to a draft recommendation released yesterday by the U.S. Preventative Services task force.  The group said that people may prevent colorectal cancer by taking aspirin for 10 years or more.  Talk to your doctor before beginning an aspirin regimin.

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