Ask Well: Blood Pressure Over Age 70

While there is debate over how aggressively high blood pressure should be treated in older patients, the definition of a healthy blood pressure does not change with age for the general population.

Though I’m not quite 70 yet, I am getting pretty darned close. And high blood pressure is a major health concern of mine. We’re adjusting our diet, getting more exercise, trying to lose weight, changing the lifestyle to reduce stress, taking prescribed meds, and monitoring the blood pressure daily: all in an attempt to bring my numbers down and keep them in a healthy range.

And I’m keeping my eyes out for articles like the one sourced here, written for interested nonprofessional folks like me, in an attempt to keep myself educated about the latest news.

Source: Ask Well: Blood Pressure Over Age 70

$2.5 million for me? – I don’t think so!

So there I sat a few minutes ago, peacefully munching on popcorn and listening to the opening quarter of the Spurs/Magic game on my radio, when I heard my phone “ding.” A text message came in.

Look what I found! A mysterious woman had just donated $2.5 million to me. All I had to do was send a message to an equally mysterious email address. I DON’T THINK SO!

That is a classic way of inviting some kind of spammy virus into my phone, tablet, computer – into my system and potentially sharing the infection with every one of my contacts. No, no, no, no! That is something Roscoe does NOT want to do.

Immediately after grabbing the screenshot of that text message to share with you all, I deleted that message from my phone. Hopefully, if any of the rest of you get a similar text message on your phone, you’ll delete it right away, too. Don’t click on the highlighted email address, don’t reply to the mysterious sender, just delete the message right away.

You’re welcome.

Moving back…

The Calmly Considered blog project never did take off, mostly due the lack of time I had to devote to it. Now, having relieved myself of the heavy workload that I’ve been carrying for too long, I’ve decided to retire the whole domain of which it was a part, and I’ll see if I can return to long form blogging at this Roscoe’s Story joint.

More later.