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Diseases & Conditions

Beat Autoimmune Disease with This Short-Term Diet

We all know that good food is medicine and that cleaning up our diets is often a key component of…

Sleep

When Sleep Isn’t Refreshing

Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, affecting about 10 percent of Americans, the American Sleep Association reports. Another 30…

Alternative Treatments

6 Stress-Busting Herbs to Try Today

Herbs are powerful medicines. In fact, an estimated 50 percent of all modern medicines are derived from herbs, including aspirin…

Diet & Nutrition

Soup: The Ultimate Comfort Food for Cold Winter Days

Soup is warm and comforting, delicious, nutritious, and filling. And I’m not talking about the canned kind, which is basically…

Wellness

The Easy Artery Heath Test

A painless imaging test can let your doctor peek right into your arteries to see if dangerous plaque deposits (atherosclerosis)…

Generic Medicine

Medical Marijuana Goes Mainstream

Medical marijuana is now legal in most states, and older adults are reaping many of the benefits. In a survey…

Mental Health

It’s Smart to Socialize

If you want to improve your mental performance immediately, socialize. That’s the intriguing finding of a recent study published in…

Health Care Providers

Accessing Your Medical Records

My family physician recently retired. He had been my primary care doctor for 35 years and he had coordinated my…

Medications

How the Inflation Reduction Act Affects Your Wallet

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which President Biden signed into law on Aug. 16, has important implications for Medicare…

Diseases & Conditions

Diverticular Disease

If you are over 60, there’s a good chance you have pouches in the walls of your intestines (called diverticula).…

Alternative Treatments

Fend Off the Flu

For the past few years, influenza has taken a backseat to COVID. It’s not just that people weren’t paying attention,…

Wellness

Grow Stronger Every Day

In every stage of life, and at all ages, exercise is proven to be beneficial, but some seniors may not…

Diet & Nutrition

Kernza: A Regeneratively Grown Super Grain

Regenerative farms, as opposed to conventional ones, grow plant-friendly crops. To be certified as regenerative, the practices of the farm…

Diseases & Conditions

Hidden Celiac Disease

A decade ago, the word gluten—a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye—was unfamiliar to most people. Today, 25 percent…

Eye Health

New Treatments for Cataracts

Got cataracts? You’re in good company. Half of all 75-year-olds have developed this vision-obscuring clouding of the lens in one…