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11 Best Flu Remedies Backed by Scientific Studies

11 Best Flu Remedies Backed by Scientific Studies

Uh-oh… you’re feeling those dread signs of a flu bug. Some of us, upon feeling that tickle deep in the throat, will opt for flu remedies involving a prescription for the anti-viral med Tamiflu, but is it really worth it? And is it more effective than home flu remedies?
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Memory Aids Can Help Compensate for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Are you having trouble remembering a name? Using the wrong word in a sentence? Forgetting where you put something? Having difficulty staying focused?

If your answer is “yes” to one or more of the questions above, you may be among the 10 to 15 percent of adults over the age of

Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan and Recipes

Getting started on a new diet can be daunting. To help you, we’ve created a simple and easy-to-follow Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan. Get going, fire up the grill, and enjoy this diet rich in antioxidants and healthy fats!

Q&A: Blueberries; Additives; Beet Greens; Calcium

Q. It’s not always convenient to eat fresh blueberries. How do frozen and dried blueberries compare in nutrition and brain benefits?
A. Barbara Shukitt-Hale, PhD, of Tufts’ HNRCA Neuroscience and Aging Laboratory, has researched the brain benefits of blueberries and their anthocyanin compounds. She says, “Frozen berries do not lose their

Catch Glaucoma Before Symptoms Show to Slow Disease Progression

Glaucoma is an eye disease in which elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) causes damage to the optic nerve, resulting in impaired vision. Glaucoma accounts for as much as 12 percent of all cases of blindness in the U.S., and it is the leading cause of blindness among African Americans, according to

3. Choosing Healthy Heart-Brain Foods

The Need for Nutrient Density
Another concept emphasized in the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) is nutrient density. You need to consume nutrient-dense foods and beverages to get enough of the nutrients you need without consuming too many calories. Aim to get as much nutritional “bang” for your caloric “bucks”

8. Helping Yourself

This is an exciting time for Alzheimer’s drug development, but that doesn’t mean you should sit back and wait until new drugs become available. Take proactive steps today to preserve your memory and prevent dementia. There is good evidence that just by making better choices each day, like eating right,

Diabetes Symptoms: Do You Have Risk Factors?

Diabetes Symptoms: Do You Have Risk Factors?

Scientists have identified a number of risk factors for the development of diabetes. While some of these, such as family history, are the same for all three types of diabetes, there are risk factors unique to each type. Being aware of the risk factors that apply to you can aid

Prediabetes: Are You At Risk?

Prediabetes: Are You At Risk?

The process by which blood glucose levels become elevated is the same for prediabetes as it is for type 2 diabetes. Normally, the hormone insulin acts on the cells of your body, moving the glucose in your blood into the cells so that it can be used as energy. In

Q&A: Weight Loss Surgery; Blood Pressure Medication; Tick Bites

Q. Can weight loss surgery help my osteoarthritis? I’m considered obese by BMI (body mass index) standards.
A. If you’re obese, you’re three to four times more likely to have knee osteoarthritis than people of normal weight. Excess weight adds stress to weight-bearing joints, such as hips and knees. Osteoarthritis develops

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