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The Nuts and Bolts of Nutrition Bars

We know that eating a variety of whole foods from all food groups is the ideal way to eat. But we also know that sometimes life just gets in the way of our best laid plans. That’s when having a nutrition bar in your bag or glove compartment can save

Celecoxib Scores OK on Cardiac Safety

Osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affect the lives of millions of people worldwide. OA is known for progressive damage to joint cartilage, which causes changes in the surrounding tissues. RA is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and limits range of motion and function of many joints;

5 Worst Drinks for Your Body

You’ll be surprised – maybe shocked – by one or more of these top 5 worst drinks for your body! Plenty of delicious alternatives are available, but first learn why these are so harmful. Before you fill up your toddler’s Sippy cup, read this.

Q&A: Gout Attack; Prehypertension; Medication; Stroke Risk

Q. I just had my first gout attack, which was extremely painful. How can I prevent another attack? Should I follow any particular diet?
A. Many people don’t realize that gout is a form of arthritis. An attack of gout causes severe pain, redness, tenderness, warmth, and inflammation, and usually manifests

What Keeps You Up at Night? 6 Ways to Beat Insomnia

What Keeps You Up at Night? 6 Ways to Beat Insomnia

You no doubt have found yourself tossing and turning at night, failing to get comfortable enough to fall asleep. If that sounds too familiar and happens too frequently, you may be suffering from insomnia. Any insomnia definition describes an inability to fall asleep. However, the condition—which effects an estimated 60

Need a Boost? Try Caffeine

It’s well accepted that a dose of caffeine generally improves wakefulness and boosts energy. Now researchers are identifying specific ways in which the stimulant improves brain function and memory, especially in older adults, and may even help protect the brain against disease.

Research published in the September 2014 issue of Neurobiology

Use Mind-Body Strategies to Help Promote Healthy Aging

Researchers at MGH’s Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine (BHI) have designed a mind-body program for older adults that increases the likelihood of aging healthfully. Participants in the program, called the Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) for Successful Aging Program, showed evidence of significant improvements in morale and sense

Ask the Doctors: Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation; PPI and Heart Attack Risk

Ask the Doctors: Tricuspid valve regurgitation
Q. I’m 89 and have moderately severe (3+) tricuspid valve regurgitation. But I enjoy a good quality of life. I have always exercised, but I’m wondering if that’s still safe, given the valve regurgitation and the higher heart rate that comes with exercise. My cardiologist

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