What’s the magic bullet that can help improve our cardiovascular health, preserve cognitive function as we age, and help protect us from cancer? Here’s a clue: It’s the same magic bullet that can also increase energy and stamina, decrease body fat, and strengthen bones. These benefits—along with better sleep, improvements
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One of the easiest options for iron deficiency treatment is completely natural and requires no supplements or dietary changes: cooking with cast iron cookware.
Rheumatoid arthritis, a potentially debilitating form of the more than 100 types of arthritis, affects more than 1.3 million Americans and one percent of the population worldwide. It’s prevalence increases with age and nearly 5 percent of women over the age of 55 have rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is
While most heart conditions are of higher risk to older adults, a rare but especially sudden and severe heart problem is one that affects those in their 40s and 50s and even younger. It’s called spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), and it can cause a heart attack. This injury to
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., so it’s important that you can recognize the signs of a heart problem. Symptoms of heart disease, also called coronary artery disease (CAD), abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), and heart failure sometimes overlap. But if you’re at risk for any
Atrial fibrillation (AFib), an abnormal heart rhythm, is estimated to affect as many as 6 million Americans, and there is evidence that it can be more dangerous for women than for men.
“Women can sometimes have more severe AFib symptoms if the condition is left untreated,” explains Joy Gelbman, MD, a
Q. Is the case that grief after loss can trigger a heart attack? My brother, who has a heart condition, was just bereaved and I’m concerned for his wellbeing.
A. Research does suggest that bereavement is a risk factor for increased mortality, particularly from cardiovascular disease. A 2014 study found that
Q: My doctor wants me to have electroconvulsive therapy for my severe depression. How does this procedure improve mood?
A: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment in which measured pulses of electricity are applied through the skull to the brain of an anesthetized patient, causing convulsions that are intended to help improve
Q. What are the signs of chronic stress, and what’s the best way to deal with it?
A. Stress uses up an enormous amount of energy, and people who are in a constant stress mode become susceptible to both physical and emotional disorders. When people experience stress, the body goes into