Author Archives: Marcia Siegal

Gaining a new perspective

By Barbara Sherf

Grace Moses, 63, has had epilepsy since she was 13. “Eventually, I was able to control the seizures and for many years have had seizures irregularly,” she said. That was until five years ago, when she had five seizures in one day. Moses, who received her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Philadelphia University and had been working as a hand therapist at the Upper Extremity Institute for five years, then began to experience life “on the other side” – as a patient.

Are vitamins and supplements worth it?

Half of all American adults – including 70 percent of those 65 or older – take a vitamin or mineral supplement regularly, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Eating a variety of healthy foods is the best way to get the nutrients you need, according to the National Institute on Aging (NIA). However, some people don’t get enough vitamins and minerals from their daily diet, and their doctors may recommend a dietary supplement to provide those nutrients.