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6. Smart Selections in the Dairy Aisle

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,

1. Eating Wisely As You Age

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

2. Essential Exercise

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

What Causes Leg Cramps?

What Causes Leg Cramps?

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
Medical conditions

Banish Belly Fat, and Save Your Brain

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,

Ask the Doctor: Ginkgo Biloba; Heart Problems & Dementia; Social Phobia

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

What Common Drugs May Interfere With Your Heart Medications?

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.

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