About the Author

Diane Muhlfeld

Diane Muhlfeld

Editor/writer Diane Muhlfeld joined Belvoir Media Group in 1996. Since 2002, she has focused on the company's growing health publishing division, which comprises 11 institution-affiliated newsletters and 24 annual Special Reports on various medical conditions and disorders, an exercise series, and numerous nutrition-oriented topics. Prior to her health publishing work, Muhlfed was involved in multiple Belvoir titles in other areas, including boating, aviation, antiques, and animal divisions. Muhlfeld first got into publishing after graduating from college, when she worked as an assistant editor at American Aviation Publications in Washington, DC, eventually covering the House and Senate for aviation legislation. After moving to the New York area, Muhlfeld spent six years as an editor for Yacht Racing Magazine, covering a variety of sailboat racing topics and personalities. She later worked for Greenwich Magazine in Greenwich, Conn., as a columnist and restaurant reviewer for the magazine’s "What’s New" monthly column and as a news-feature writer.

Articles by Diane Muhlfeld

What Is Physical Fitness? It’s the Best Way to Prevent Falls

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What Is Physical Fitness? It’s the Best Way to Prevent Falls

People who don’t view themselves as particularly athletic still need to engage in exercise to maintain their independence. So when you ask, “What is physical fitness?” the answer is anything that enhances your strength, flexibility, and mobility.

Balance and mobility, after all, are based on a certain degree of strength in

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Multi-Point Plan to Reduce Your Risk of Developing Cancer

The number of new occurrences of cancer is expected to increase to 21 million cases and 13 million deaths worldwide by 2030 as more countries adopt “Western” lifestyles—characterized by high consumption of sugars, meat, and fats, and leading a sedentary life, according to a new report. But between 30 and

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Our Binge-Eating Culture

Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic that governments and health organizations worldwide are trying to control. Researchers refer to contexts, or environments, for habits that promote obesity, such as binge eating, as “obesogenic environments.”

Both fat and sugar are known to play a role in boosting abnormal eating behaviors, but a

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Promising New Treatment for Glaucoma

Silent and symptomless in the early stages, glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness among older adults in the United States. Whether it is caught in the early stages through a routine eye examination or detected only after vision loss occurs, it can be managed and even prevented by lowering

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Q&A: Kidney Disease; Yoga; Afib; Calcium

Q. I have an uncle with end-stage kidney disease. Can you tell me more about this disease, and who is at risk?
A. Interestingly, 26 million Americans have kidney disease, many of whom are unaware of it, and 76 million more are at high risk of developing it. The disease kills