The Diet-Soda Dilemma

Can zero-calorie drinks make you gain weight? Maybe you should stop at one can of pop. In a new study, researchers tracked 474 older adults for nearly a decade and found that the waistlines of diet-soda drinkers expanded 178...


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Do Organic Foods Protect Against Cancer?

French researchers tracked nearly 69,000 adults for five years. Those who reported eating the most organic foods were 76 percent less likely to be diagnosed with lymphoma and 34 percent less likely to be diagnosed with...

Walk Off Heart-Failure Risk

One in five Americans will develop heart failure, a progressive condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood efficiently. But in a recent study of 137,303 older women by the University of Buffalo, those who walked...

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Recent Advances in Cancer

From August 2017 through July 2018, the FDA approved 14 new anticancer therapeutics. These included nine molecularly targeted therapeutics, part of the new wave of precision medicines, as well as two targeted forms of...

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Put Your Gut in a Good Mood

Having a healthy GI tract may play a significant role in mood regulation, says GH Nutrition Director Jaclyn London, M.S., R.D. That’s thanks to probiotics, beneficial bacteria found in your gut that can help improve...

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Perfect Brushing

For inside surfaces of front teeth: Hold your brush vertically and use up-and-down strokes For all other teeth surfaces: Place your brush at a 45-degree angle to the gums. Brush back and forth in short, gentle strokes. Note: A...

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Take a Turmeric Supplement Yes or No?

Lab studies point to curcumin, a compound in turmeric, as a possible remedy for everything from Alzheimer’s disease to cancer, but studies in people haven’t found real benefits, says Kathryn Nelson, Ph.D., a research...

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Fit More Fiber Into Your Diet

Fiber is probably best know for its ability to help with constipation. But fiber also can lower your risk for diabetes and heart disease. How can you get more fiber?  Choose cereals with bran or fiber in the name. Switch to...

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Mindfulness Exercises

How to get and stay healthy and calm the cerebral way. Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment....

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Bruising Basics

Being left with a reddish-purple bruise at the slightest bump is a side effect of skin changes that naturally occur  with age. Your skin’s outer protective layer becomes thinner, as does the padding of fat underneath....

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Sit Less, Move More

How much sitting in a day is okay, and how much is too much? There’s no magic number, but in some recent study that tracked 127,554 women and men for 21 years, those who spent more than 6 hours a day sitting were more...

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Enjoy Holiday Eating the Healthy Way

For all the joy, and delicious food that the holidays can bring, they can also feel somewhat fraught if you’re watching your weight or managing a health concern, such as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure. You...

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4 Healthy Lifestyle Steps

Lose extra weight Eat Right Exercise Avoid Air Pollution Source: Consumer Reports on Health November 2018 IF YOU LIKE THESE POSTS, PLEASE CONSIDER CLICKING THE DONATION BUTTON ABOVE. THANK...

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Cataract Surgery and Driving

Cataract surgery can make driving safer. But in a study of 559,546 adults, the month right after the operation was associated with higher odds of serious car accidents than later months were. This may be because of...

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Catheter Concerns

If you’re hospitalized and have a catheter, ask how soon it can be safely be removed. Of the 2,076 adults in a recent study, 57 percent said they had catheter problems while hospitalized or after. Eleven percent had...

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Fiber Fall Favorites for Your Immune System

Here is a list of foods with 2 or more grams of soluble fiber per serving: Whole artichokes, one medium (not artichoke hearts)-4.7 grams soluble fiber, the richest source of soluble fiber)  Beans, I/2 cup cooked-kidney, navy,...

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Healthy Up Your Home for Winter

The season of cold, ice, and snow is upon us, and that can cause a variety of risks to older adults in and around the home. Our product testers and home maintenance experts have tips for prepping your home the right way to help...

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Help Your Teeth Last Longer

Keep them clean Choose the right brush Get in between Know when to see a pro Be X-ray savvy Recognize a dental emergency. Source: Consumer Reports on Health October 2018 IF YOU LIKE THESE POSTS, PLEASE CONSIDER CLICKING THE...

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Alternative Meds & Cancer

Alternate medicine may be a poor cancer therapy, according to a study of people with curable breast, prostate, lung,  or colorectal cancer. It found that those who chose complementary remedies and refused chemotherapy,...

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