For too many people, a heart attack is their first clue that they have heart disease. Or for people who perhaps knew they had risk factors for heart disease but didn’t realize how serious their condition was, symptoms or signs of a heart attack serve as late wake-up call that
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Dairy Pros and Cons
Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults includes examples of dairy products such as low-fat milk and yogurt, because these are excellent sources of nutrients you may not be getting enough of as you age. These nutrients include calcium and (in fortified dairy products) vitamin D for healthy bones,
How Diet Makes a Difference
We all know that eating a healthy diet is important for growing children, and the obesity epidemic and soaring rates of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic diseases dramatically demonstrate the need to eat right from young adulthood into middle age. But does what you eat
What’s Your Exercise Story?
Individuals come to exercise programs with different histories of physical activity. Maybe you played a team sport in high school and intramural athletics in college, but gradually became less active with the demands of work and family. Perhaps you’ve always preferred solitary activities, such as hiking on
Up to 60 percent of Americans suffer from leg cramps—with women and older adults particularly susceptible—and about 4 million people age 65 and older report the problem. What causes leg cramps? Dehydration is often cited as a major factor, but numerous other reasons may contribute to cramps:
Excess alcohol consumption
For those of us with expansive waistlines and worries about our brain health, getting rid of excess abdominal fat should be a major priority. Abdominal fat, also called belly fat or visceral fat, is one component of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of five risk factors that increase risk for stroke,
Q: I am a healthy male, 63. My friend says I should take ginkgo biloba because it improves memory and prevents dementia. Should I consider taking the supplement?
A: Some studies have suggested that ginkgo biloba might improve memory and cognitive problems somewhat in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or vascular dementia, possibly
You might think that taking a simple cold medicine is pretty harmless, even if you take other medications for high blood pressure or other cardiovascular conditions.
But over-the-counter (OTC) medications designed to treat cold and flu symptoms may wind up causing you much greater health problems than a seasonal virus.
In today’s News Bulletin, we discuss natural fatigue remedies: boosting glutathione levels, undergoing a liver detox, and utilizing a Chinese herb. If you’re exhausted all the time, perhaps it’s time to try these alternatives for fighting fatigue?