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Protect Your Heart All Day Long

— Experts from Greece offer insights that could provide a heart health boost morning, noon and night! Give your morning repast a makeover Does what we eat for breakfast, and how much, make a difference in the health of our arteries? Dr. Sotirios Tsalamandris, a cardiologist at the National and Kapodistrian University in Athens, Greece, conducted... Read More

Did You Resolve to Lose Weight in 2022? Here’s Some Motivation!

— Here’s a common question: “What’s your New Year’s resolution this year?” And a common answer: “To lose some weight … same as last year and, come to think of it, the year before!” It can be so hard to lose weight! If you’re facing this challenge, you’re not alone. More people in the U.S. are... Read More

Insights from Finland About Senior Independence and Exercise

— Finland is known for valuing healthy, active living. And did you know that with the exception of Japan, Finland has the fastest-growing percentage of older adults of any country? University researchers in Finland are drawing on many studies of its older population to learn the best ways to keep seniors healthy and independent. Since December... Read More

Holiday Gifts for Senior Safety

— Santa is making his list and checking it twice. This holiday season, make your own list—of emergency preparation plans, that is! Are you shopping for your older parents, grandparents or other senior loved ones? It can be hard to think of the perfect gift. A tie, a fruitcake, cologne, a gadget that they are unlikely... Read More

Tell Your Doctor About Alternative Medicine Practices

— Today, many people are using health care approaches that are not considered to typically be part of conventional medical care. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), these products and practices fall into three categories: Complementary practices are used along with conventional medicine—for example, massage after surgery. Alternative medical practices are used in... Read More

A Flu Shot Reminder for Heart Patients

— When it comes to vaccines, most of the conversation these days concerns shots to protect us from COVID-19. People who are living with a heart condition are at higher risk of both contracting the virus that causes COVID, and experiencing serious illness when they do. But this is no time to overlook the importance of... Read More

It’s Never Too Late to Learn Something New

— Not so long ago, scientists thought we were born with all the brain cells we would ever have. But using modern brain imagery, neurologists now tell us that the brain can continue to grow new cells, even in our later years. This process, called neurogenesis, protects our memory. We can promote neurogenesis by eating and... Read More

A Healthier Fast Food Drive-Thru Trip

— September was National Cholesterol Education Month, when patients are reminded about the importance of controlling their intake of dietary cholesterol to protect their heart and vascular system. We can improve our cholesterol numbers by improving our diet. And 2021 is an especially good year to give our diet a makeover! Many people report that during... Read More

Getting Your Inner Caveman Off the Couch

— The Flintstones had all sorts of humorous labor-saving devices—a dinosaur lawn mower, a mastodon vacuum cleaner and so forth. But in reality, our ancient ancestors worked hard to survive. Anthropologists tell us this might be why it’s so hard to get ourselves moving, even if we know that physical activity is healthy for us. Are... Read More

A Labor Day Shoutout to Working Family Caregivers

— During the pandemic, it has become more apparent than ever that working family caregivers are stretched thin as they balance caregiving with their job responsibilities. Much attention has been paid to the stressful situation of working parents, who were suddenly called to serve as home school teachers during their working hours. But families who provide... Read More

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