The medical issue I’m discussing today is best introduced by a politically incorrect (if not outright unprofessional) encounter between a colleague of mine and a patient of his. It happened a number of years ago; my colleague related the story to me one evening while we were passing around old
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Many risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes, can be improved with changes in diet. Accompanied by a healthy exercise regimen, the suggestions below may even help some people reduce the number and/or dosage of medications they take.
Choose Good Fats
Tai chi, which began as a noncompetitive martial art, was once considered in much of the U.S. to be a fringe form of exercise for older adults only. Today, it has moved closer to mainstream medicine practiced by people of all ages. In fact, tai chi benefits are being recognized
You eat healthy, exercise regularly, and try to take good care of your health. But for some seemingly unexplainable reason, you have high blood pressure. In some cases, hypertension can be caused by an underlying health condition that you might not even know you have, like hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Your
A team of researchers led by Bradford Dickerson, MD, and Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, and their colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has published a groundbreaking study that holds great promise for the prevention and treatment of age-related memory loss.
The work focused on a small group of “superagers”—adults between the ages
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Bisphenol A May Increase Blood Pressure (Feb. 2)
New Pulmonary Hypertension Treatments Hold Promise (Feb. 5)
Insomnia May Raise Odds of Developing Hypertension (April 2)
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Q. I’m a 62-year-old man, and I recently had a heart attack. I’ve been fairly active most of my life but less so recently. My doctor advised exercise, but I have to say I’m little nervous. What should I do?
A. I understand your concern and it is a common one. It’s great
Research shows that there are many ways to maintain and even improve brain health as we age. While there is no single way to train your brain, there is an important concept to keep in mind.
“My motto is train but don’t strain your brain,” says Gary Small, MD, director