Health A-Z

lonely-older-woman
Senior Health

Loneliness Could Be a Greater Threat to Health than Obesity

Loneliness and social isolation may represent a greater public health hazard than obesity, and their impact has been growing and will continue to grow, according to research presented in August 201
Read More >

Cognitive cross-training
Brain Health

Cognitive Cross-Training Enhances Learning

Just as athletes cross-train to improve physical skills, those wanting to enhance cognitive skills can benefit from multiple ways of exercising the brain, according to a comprehensive new study fro
Read More >

mindfulness
Pain Management

Mind-Body Therapies Immediately Reduce Unmanageable Pain in Hospital Patients

Mindfulness training and hypnotic suggestion significantly reduced acute pain experienced by hospital patients, according to a study done at the University of Utah and published in July 2017 in the
Read More >

flexing muscles
Senior Health

A Supplement Can Repair & Rejuvenate Muscles in Older Adults

Whey protein supplements aren’t just for gym buffs, according to research from McMaster University in the UK, published in July 2017 in the journal PLOS ONE. When taken on a regular basis, a
Read More >

asthma-older-woman
Senior Health

Asthma-Related ER Visits by Older Adults Could Signal Healthcare Access Barriers

The number of adults 65 years or older is expected to more than double by 2030 in the United States, but ways to improve asthma control in the population are not well described. In a study publishe
Read More >

Living Well

healthy, cheerful older women
Aging Well

We Don't Need to Become Frail as We Age!

Age-related frailty may be a treatable and preventable health problem, just like obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, according to a review in August 2017 in Frontiers in Physiology.
Read More >

hair-stylist-tools
Hair

The Anti-Aging Program for Your Hair

As we mature, our hair changes along with us—a natural but often frustrating process. “The life span and capability of hair follicle stem cells decrease as we age, inhibiting the ability to reg
Read More >

guardianship
Wills & Estates

A Guardian for Your Children: Planning in Case You’re Not There

While everyone needs a will to settle money matters, there’s a far more compelling reason to have one if you have minor children. Naming a trustworthy, caring guardian for your children is one of
Read More >

older-man-in-classroom
Retirement

How to Create a Fulfilling Retirement When Every Day Is Saturday

It’s the dream retirement many people anticipate for decades. Hang out around the pool all day. Play one round of golf after the other. Finally read that teetering stack of books on the nightstan
Read More >

Hair
Style

How to Win the Aging-Hair Battle

A thick, full, luscious head of hair is an outward sign of beauty, health and youth. Still, many women don’t realize the impact slowly aging hair can have on their appearance. How healthy and you
Read More >

Food

healthy-eating
Diet & Nutrition

Looking to Get Healthy? Don’t Overlook Trace Minerals

By Franz Gliederer, MD, MPH and Joy Stephenson-Laws, JD (Proactive Health Labs)            Like vitamins, minerals are nutrients you get from food that provides nourishment to yo
Read More >

italian-food
Diet & Nutrition

Eat Like An Italian (Minus the Pizza)

Mediterranean cuisine has gotten a lot of attention for its potential impact on cardiovascular health. In fact, newer research has added to the mounting evidence that certain food choices of Italia
Read More >

fast-food-in-office
Diet & Nutrition

Deadlines, Doughnuts, and Desk Work: Office Habits That Harm Your Health

Have you ever skipped lunch when you’re just too busy to leave your desk? Or slipped sugar into your third cup of coffee to help you focus before a deadline? Does swiping a doughnu
Read More >

Sweetner
Diet & Nutrition

Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Risk of Weight Gain, Heart Disease, and Other Health Issues

Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to a study published in July 2017 in Can
Read More >

coffee and coffee beans
Diet & Nutrition

The Coffee-Mortality Link

Drink up that coffee: It can be a lifesaver, according to new research. People who drink around three cups of coffee a day may have a reduced risk of death when compared with non-coffee drin
Read More >

Fitness

woman-walking-in-mall
Exercise

How to Hit the Mall (Walking)

If you’ve ever wanted to start walking the mall, not just shop there, these tips from Go4Life, a division of the National Institute on Aging, will get you started: Walking is great ex
Read More >

one-minute
Exercise

Got a Minute? That’s All the Time You Need Each Day to Exercise for Bone Health!

A single minute of exercise each day is linked to better bone health in women, according to research done by scientists at the University of Exeter and the University of Leicester in the UK and pub
Read More >

Fitbit
Exercise

What You Need to Know about Fitness Technology Tools

Those looking to get and stay fit may need look no further than their smartphone, desktop computer, or wrist. The many apps, wearables, and online fitness programs that are available today are help
Read More >

Happy elderly woman with yoga mat
Mind/Body Wellness

Elderly Yoga Practitioners May Be Protected against Cognitive Decline

Yoga may have another benefit besides fitness and stress reduction: New research says that it could be a way to protect against cognitive decline in old age. That conclusion comes from Brazi
Read More >

deserted-field
Exercise

Stay Safe While Jogging

Jogging is a great way to stay fit, but you also need to be aware of your surroundings to avoid attackers and other hazards. Here, from defense expert Steve Kardian, are tips to help you avoid dang
Read More >

Family

dog-chasing-mailman-cartoon
Pets

Dog Safety Quiz

[Editor’s note: The U.S. Postal Service has created this quiz about how to stay safe – and keep others safe – around dogs.] Is it okay to open a door and let dogs out when a letter carrier
Read More >

Elderly mother and daughter
Caregiving

Long-Distance Caregiving: What You Need to Know

Long distance caregiving can be complicated and difficult. These strategies, from the National Institute on Aging, offer a list of things to remember: Know What You Need to Know Exper
Read More >

grandparents
Grandparenting

Use of Cognitive Abilities to Care for Grandkids May Have Driven the Evolution of Menopause

Instead of having more children, a grandmother may pass on her genes more successfully by using her cognitive abilities to directly or indirectly aid her existing children and grandchildren. Such a
Read More >

caregiver
Caregiving

Caregivers and Exercise: Take Time for Yourself

Editor’s note: Caregiving can be so all-consuming that you forget to care for yourself. But it’s essential that you do. Here, from the experts at the National Institute on Aging, are some sugge
Read More >

Caregiver
Caregiving

10 Tips to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Being the primary caregiver for a loved one dealing with a serious medical condition is hard and will take a toll on you. The good news is there are things caregivers can do to help them provide t
Read More >

logo

The latest for the greatest!

Get up-to-the-moment health + wellness info right to your inbox, plus exclusive offers!

Not now, but tomorrow's another day