FEBRUARY 2016 ;e Costco Connection 11
In response to
rent control a
Debate goes on
NO. That’s a bad idea if you own rental property. They raise taxes and fees along with
insurance going up every year but you can’t
increase rent enough to cover it all.
YES. My town of Livingston, Montana, needs
rent control. We have very little affordable living for young families. Rent control would
Pamela Ann Tracy
NO. If folks don’t want to rent, go buy your
own place. Big Brother needs to stay out of
YES. I live with my disabled son. We need
some respite from rent increases. Rents are
beyond the reach of most people.
I am glad the sidebar in the January 2016
Connection talked about adding the I.C.E. to
one’s phone [“Dilemmas in digital health”].
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There is one more step that can be taken.
Get and wear a band from RoadID.com. This
was originally designed for bicycle riders to
wear while riding. It provides emergency
contact info. As a diabetic, I wear mine 24/7.
New Glarus, Wisconsin
In [“Keep on Moving,” January 2016] a
couple of important resources were missing.
While age and accidents can result in body
limitations, practice of some Qigong sequences and/or Tai Chi Chuan can help to reduce or
even eliminate some limitations.
These two types of practice focus on the
body’s internal energy rather than muscles or
ligaments. Improving the flow of internal energy does reduce energy blockage that is a
source of pain. Also, the gentle movements,
when repeated, can train the body and joints to
relax and allow increased movement.
These effects have been verified in several
recent studies by accredited medical organizations such as the Harvard Medical School and
the National Institute of Health. One source of
such information is the National Qigong Association (
Robert B. Brown
Living with afib
The article in your January 2016 issue
[“Living with afib”] didn’t mention ablation
surgery, but after being informed that the surgery was successful in controlling afib in over
90 percent of patients, my wife decided to have
it done. The electrophysiologist is able to permanently deaden the irregular electrical stimulation by the “natural pacemaker,” thereby
eliminating the afib. She has for several years
now had no repeats of the unpredictable and
very disturbing swings in heart rate.
Steps for success
Thank you Costco Connection and Susan
Ford Collins for the “Success Steps” article and
quiz [January 2016]. Great to see and compare
[highly successful people’s] responses.
Jackie de Boer @JackiedeBoerVA
Many Connection readers asked how to contact
Rose’s Fund, which aids sick or injured animals
[“In memory of Rose,” January 2016] by mail.
The address is: Rose’s Fund, P.O. Box 24, Avon by
the Sea, New Jersey, 07717.—Editor
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