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4. Choose Richly Colored Fruits

Eat a “Rainbow” for Maximum Nutrition
Much of what we said in the previous chapter about vegetables also applies to fruits, including the importance of eating a “rainbow” to get a variety of beneficial phytonutrients. According to the USDA’s MyPlate, women over age 50 should get one and a half

COPD Guidelines: Basic Treatment and Care Options

COPD Guidelines: Basic Treatment and Care Options

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) isn’t simply one disease, but a term used to describe serious lung problems such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Severe, non-reversible asthma can sometimes be considered a form of COPD. Guidelines for treatment of these serious respiratory conditions call for a mix of medications, oxygen

Try Tropical Fruit for Exotic Flavors, Essential Nutrients

If your budget isn’t up to a tropical vacation this summer, you can at least take your tastebuds to the tropics with some nutrition-packed choices in the fruit section. Tropical fruits such as guava, kiwifruit, mango and papaya are low-calorie, nutrient-dense options for adding variety to your menus. Although most

The Most Important Vaccines for Women Over 50

Did you get your flu shot this year? More than 50 percent of the adult population usually ignores this annual public health advisory, even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a seasonal influenza vaccine for almost everyone. “The flu vaccine is very effective at preventing severe

Loneliness: A Major Challenge Among Older Adults

Everyone feels lonely from time to time, but new research suggests that those of us who experience persistent loneliness—an estimated one in five Americans—may face major health consequences.

A recent study, conducted by researchers at MGH and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, suggests that chronic loneliness among older adults may

25 Toxic Toys to Avoid

Read this before you buy stocking stuffers. Many toys that make it to US shelves are dangerous for our children. Two new reports found 25 toxic toys to avoid.

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