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Invisible epidemic taking toll on America’s seniors

Invisible epidemic taking toll on America’s seniorsWhat’s the best fix for a very bad day? A phone call to a friend, or going for a walk in the park? Maybe a nice home-cooked meal…

Better yet – a good stiff drink or a martini, shaken not stirred. If that doesn’t ease the pain, prescription painkillers can help you stay on that even keel.

Not … Read More

4 health tips to fight the winter blues

4 easy tips to combat winter bluesIt’s that time of the year when it seems as though winter has overstayed its welcome, and spring and summer are too far from our reach. The temperatures are colder, the wind can be chilling, and there’s not enough sunlight – it can really leave you feeling down.

But you don’t have to let winter get the best … Read More

You’ll never guess who’s most important to your good health…

The most important person for your health is not your doctorEver wanted to ditch those bad health habits – smoking, eating poorly, not exercising, etc. – but just find it too hard? Change isn’t easy.

Going it alone can be difficult, so the support you have to make those changes can be a large factor in your success.

More so, as new research suggests, support from a spouse … Read More

Every day: The most important fruit you can eat

Every day: The most important fruit you can eatHave you been avoiding avocados because they’re high in fat? New research shows that you may be missing out on the fruit’s benefits to your cardiovascular health and cholesterol numbers.

In fact, eating an avocado a day, as part of a diet with moderate fat intake, could help lower cholesterol in patients who are obese or overweight. Dietary … Read More

Scared about Alzheimer’s? It could be something else

Scared about Alzheimer’s? It could be something elseIt’s the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s, and yet it’s often misidentified and therefore underdiagnosed – to the detriment of many patients.

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, what’s called Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) has three distinguishing features that eventually become apparent: Fluctuating alertness and attention resembling delirium, visual hallucinations and Parkinson’s-like … Read More

Your heart needs this…

your heart needs this...When I’m feeling a little low or under the weather, there’s one thing I know will be a sure pick-me-up – besides chocolate – a walk and cafe latte date with my girlfriend, Becky.

What I love about Becky is that she’s like me, only taller, with better skin. She likes to be active and on the go. … Read More

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