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Common Cold and Flu Prevention: 15 Tips to Keep You Healthy

Common Cold and Flu Prevention: 15 Tips to Keep You Healthy

Every year, millions of Americans are hit by cold, flu, and other respiratory infections. While the common cold will rarely cause serious complications, the flu and other infections—such as Legionnaire’s, pneumococcus, and mycoplasma—can lead to severe and potentially life-threatening complications, especially in the young, the elderly, and the chronically sick.

How Long Does the Flu Last?

How Long Does the Flu Last?

We all dread the day when we hear that the flu is going around—and then start to feel the first strains cropping up somewhere in our body. Every time you sneeze, cough, or feel a tingle in your throat, you wonder, “Is it my turn?” If and when you do

3. The Foods You Need

Nutrition scientists often differentiate between “energy-dense” and “nutrient-dense” foods. In terms of nutrition, “energy” equals calories, so foods that are energy-dense contain a lot of calories for the amount of food—sugar, for example, which packs 773 calories per cup. The same amount of a non-energy dense food like chopped carrots,

Nerve Pain Relief That Works: 11 Strategies

Nerve Pain Relief That Works: 11 Strategies

A shooting pain that takes your breath away. A throbbing ache that won’t let up. Tingling fingers and toes. Nerve pain comes in various forms and can be debilitating in many ways—depression, anxiety, and infections, for example.

Our bodies contain billions of nerves that send billions of messages to our

3 Immune System Supplements to Prevent the Flu

3 Immune System Supplements to Prevent the Flu

Do you want to stay flu-free? Are you curious about immune system supplements, wondering if any of the hundreds available are really effective? Many naturopathic and integrative doctors recommend effective, immune system boosters that can be safely taken long-term during the flu season to help lower the likelihood you’ll get

Can Adaptogens Help You Adapt to Illness and Stress?

Adaptogens, as they are aptly named, are substances (usually herbs) that may help your body adapt to changing needs by restoring normal physiological functioning and reducing stress and fatigue. While they have been around a very long time, the term “adaptogens” was coined only in 1947.

There are approximately 70 herbal

Take Care When It Comes to Dietary Supplements

If you regularly take a dietary supplement, it’s likely you do so because of manufacturer claims that it will boost your wellbeing—and many people report that they do perceive a health benefit from the supplements they take. But Mount Sinai geriatrician Patricia Bloom, MD, notes that there are no large

From the Editor: Plan Ahead for Your Recovery if You’re Having Surgery

Millions of older adults undergo surgical procedures annually, and we’re looking at the two main approaches—open surgery and minimally invasive (or “keyhole”) surgery—in this month’s issue. If you’re having surgery in the near future, it’s likely that countless questions about the procedure and the recovery period are racing through your

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