Is watermelon good for you or just a sweet, unhealthy indulgence? This summertime staple is as healthy as it is delicious.
You may have heard about a protein diet, but what is it, why are nutritionists not always on the same page?
Health experts do, in fact, have varying opinions on how much protein needs to be consumed for optimum health. However, one thing they all agree on is that eating protein
If you’re serious about maintaining good health as you age, use the recently updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015–2020 as your blueprint. The publication (available as a free download by clicking here) offers a healthy eating pattern designed to reduce obesity and prevent chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, hypertension,
Q. What is psoriatic arthritis, and what makes it different from other types of arthritis?
A. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory arthritis; its symptoms mimic other forms of arthritis, so it is often difficult to diagnose. Symptoms include joint pain and stiffness, swollen fingers and toes, changes in nails, such
Forgetfulness—a part of aging as familiar as wrinkles and graying hair—can be a source of worry for many seniors. Is the growing tendency to forget words, recall names, or lose track of car keys normal… or is it an early sign of dementia?
The good news is that in most cases,
Are blood pressure drugs inevitable? Chances are that if you don’t take one now, you may need to in the future. And if not you, someone close to you may need an antihypertensive medication. About one out of three American adults has high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease
Higher heart risks linked with inflammatory bowel disease
People who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), particularly women, are at an increased risk for stroke and heart attack, according to a study presented in October 2013 at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. Among patients with IBD, risks for
During the 1980s and 1990s, older women were advised to take estrogen and other hormones to ease menopause symptoms and keep their hearts healthy. But in 2002, data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI)—a large, randomized trial of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in postmenopausal women—revealed that estrogen use failed to
New guidelines alter blood pressure targets for some patients
The Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC-8) guidelines on the management of adult hypertension (high blood pressure) contains some significant changes from previous guidelines. One change is the recommendation that adults age 60 and older aim for a blood pressure target of 150/90