Monday, February 21, 2011

Baby Boomer Mom Gives Birth to Her Own Grandson

Sixty-one-year-old Kristine Casey has a new grandson and it's one she gave birth to herself. The baby boomer mom gave birth to Finnean Lee Connell, her first grandchild, by way of a Cesarean section last week at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Illionois after undergoing special hormone therapy leading up to the in-vitro fertilization.

Casey’s 35-year-old daughter asked her mother if she would carry the embryo she and her husband created from their own egg and sperm after several of her pregnancies failed to come to term.

Casey, who went through menopause 10 years ago, may have unofficially become the oldest woman in Illinois history to give birth after serving as a surrogate for her daughter, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Question is: Would you be a surrogate for your daughter in yur 50s or 60s?

Friday, February 18, 2011

70-Year-Old Busted in Prostitution Ring

A tip from Crimestoppers in Port Charlotte, Florida has led to the arrest of four women for allegedly being involved in a prostitution ring. Included among them was a 70-year-old woman.

According to authorities, a client would pay a fee at the door of the Mandala Health Spa to enter and then "tip" a woman for alleged sex acts.

The 70-year-old was identified as Elaine Pyzikiewicz, who police say was a licensed massage therapist.

I guess Miss Elaine must have been giving very special massages.

The other women arrested were 22, 28, and 37.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

The Obesity Epidemic Requires New Dietary Guidelines

More than one-third of children and more than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese, according to the latest information from the Department of Health and Human Services. As a result, we have been given new guildelines to follow in order to cut the fat.

I guess this is where I should say "Thanks mom and dad for contributing to my weight issues. I remember all those times you told me to eat ALL the food on my plate and I was forced to obey."

The new 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans focus on balancing calories with physical activity, and encourage Americans to consume more healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, and seafood, and to consume less sodium, saturated and trans fats, added sugars, and refined grains.

The new guidelines offers these tips:

Enjoy your food, but eat less.
• Avoid oversized portions.
• Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
• Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.
• Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals – and choose the foods with lower numbers.
• Drink water instead of sugary drinks.

The 2010 Dietary Guidelines is available at