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How to Boost Your Immune System: 8 Powerful Supplements

How to Boost Your Immune System: 8 Powerful Supplements

With cold and flu viruses seemingly stronger than ever, the thought may have crossed your mind more than once: How to boost your immune system? Studies have proven that these eight dietary supplements are among the most effective at enhancing your immunity to infectious diseases.

1. Echinacea
There are nine different species

Ask the Experts: Alzheimer’s and Independence; Skin Tags; Coffee

Q. My mother has been told she has Alzheimer’s disease. She wants to stay in her home, but she lives alone. How can I ensure that she is safe when I don’t live nearby?
A. Your mother’s diagnosis doesn’t necessarily mean that she can’t continue to live alone. She will benefit

2. Getting Ready

Before you begin, you should be aware of guidelines that will make your workouts productive and safe. The suggestions that follow come from weight training experts, hospitals, universities, and organizations, including the American College of Sports Medicine.

Get the approval of your doctor before beginning an exercise program. Among the health

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

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