I was very surprised that your article on
“Sweeter Sleep for Seniors” in the June issue
did not mention sleep apnea and a sleep
study. After taking medication for almost a
year to help me sleep my doctor decided I
should have a sleep study. I am a very healthy
person, but I found out that I stopped breathing 31 times in the four-hour period and my
heart stopped four times. I was an ideal candidate for a CPAP (continuous positive air
pressure) machine. I have never slept better
and am sold on this machine. (My husband
sleeps better also, since I am no longer snoring.) A sleep study is an excellent diagnostic
tool and is covered by Medicare.
Trout Creek, Montana
two years. Originally, it helped me lose about
60 pounds in a little less than a year. Since then
I have been using it as a maintenance tool.
Once you get the habit of accounting for everything you eat or drink, it is a hard habit to break
and it keeps you honest with yourself. Some
days that’s tough—especially on a Costco shopping day with all those samples.
Edward J. Kant
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members to try his new diet program, Slim Happy Belly,
as part of a new challenge to help women over 40 balance their hormones and lose weight long term. Based
on the latest dietary science of sugar calories—the only
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will help reset insulin and serotonin sensitivity, allowing participants to lose up to 9 pounds a week, all while feeling
their best. For four weeks, Cruise will share his exclusive new program, which will
be available nationwide in 2014. He invites Costco members to take the challenge and
see what a difference this diet can make.
If you are a female Costco member over 40 years of age, you can fill out a form at
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A challenge for
[“More than able,” May 2013]. I made a poster
out of the pictures with a caption: “Amy, what
is your excuse?” I hung it up to remind
myself of the courage these athletes portray
and what amazing individuals they are.
Amy Jo Holobyn
Winter Park, Florida
Thanks so much for the inspiring article
I was excited to read about the opportuni-
ties for the disabled in athletics. As a paraple-
gic for 22 years I would like to point out
equestrian sports, in which there is riding and
also carriage driving. In carriage driving you
can compete on an equal basis with everyone
else, whether disabled or not (United States
Driving for the Disabled; www.usdfd.org). I
have competed internationally for Team USA
five times in this wonderful all-inclusive sport.
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