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Cholesterol Screening Recommendations

Cholesterol Screening Recommendations

Finding out what your cardiovascular risk is requires that you see your physician periodically to have your cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight checked. From there, your health-care team may recommend a variety of tests and investigations to determine your level of risk and develop a plan to minimize

Do Perceptions of Anger and Happiness Change Over Time?

If it seems to you that older adults tend to view the world more positively, while adolescents are much more sensitive to anger and fear, a recent study suggests that your perceptions are correct. Researchers set out to better understand emotional sensitivity over a lifespan. Their study involved about 10,000

Ask the Doctor: Taking New Medication; ADHD in Older Adults

Q: My doctor recently prescribed a new medication, which means I am now taking three medications every day. Can I still safely drive, even if I am taking them all?

A: Because you’ve been prescribed a new medication, it’s typically recommended that you do not drive when you first start using

Medical Advances in Ovarian Cancer

A 67-year-old woman goes to her primary care physician concerned about abdominal pressure, bloating, and pain. The new symptoms were sudden, severe, and have been ongoing for several days. A blood test followed by an ultrasound revealed a mass in the patient’s abdomen, the result of late- stage malignant ovarian

The Buzz About Nightshades

Vegetables from plants in the Solanaceae family (also called nightshades) have been getting a bad rap. Peppers, tomatoes, white potatoes, eggplants, and their botanical cousins are accused of harboring harmful compounds that aggravate arthritis pain and inflammation. Understanding what’s behind these assertions may help ease concerns.
A Dangerous Relative
Belladonna, or deadly

Activities You Consider Worthwhile May Benefit You Health As You Age

Recent research underlines the fact that elder wellbeing is linked to a person’s sense of self-worth and purpose. According to the data, seniors who felt that they were spending their time engaging in meaningful activities tended to report better mental and physical health as they aged. Previous research has linked

Why is Drinking Water Important?

Do you drink enough water each day? If not, your overall health may be taking a toll. And why is drinking water important? Drinking water regularly can help you to lose weight, think better, be in a better mood, prevent disease, and more.

Why Our Bodies Need Water. How much of

15 Mental Breakdown Symptoms: Are You on the Edge?

15 Mental Breakdown Symptoms: Are You on the Edge?

When people are suffering from a mental illness such as depression or anxiety, they often ask themselves, “Am I having a mental breakdown?” Intense, negative feelings and any number of mental breakdown symptoms can make you feel like you’re losing control.

The truth is that, for better or worse, most people

6. Get Moving Toward Better Heart Health

Implementing and adhering to a healthful eating pattern is a critical part of a heart-healthy lifestyle. As you’ve read in the previous chapters, making the right food choices in the right amounts has been shown time and again to be associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

Additionally, the foods

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