Health

Alzheimer's

Early Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Until recently, most physicians have reassured older adults that so-called “senior moments” are usually a normal part of aging. Now,…

Alzheimer's

Can French Fries Cause Alzheimer’s?

Researchers have an abundance of theories on what causes Alzheimer’s disease, but it’s been challenging to nail down the scientific…

Alzheimer's

How to Cut Your Risk for Alzheimer’s…by Half

The prevalence of memory and thinking problems—including Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia—declined in the US by nearly 30%…

Memory

Worried About Your Memory? What’s Normal…and the Signs of Real Trouble

With all the media coverage of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, it’s easy to imagine the worst every…

Memory

Foods That Fight Memory Loss

There’s a way to potentially prevent Alzheimer’s—a disease that we know frustratingly little about—and it’s not some exotic, expensive or…

Substance Abuse

Alcoholic? AA Works—But It Helps Men and Women Differently

Ask a recovering alcoholic how the 12-step program Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) works, and he or she is likely to quip,…

Losing Weight

What Women Want in a Man—Low Body Fat

You might think that super-masculine features—strong jaw, bulging biceps, hairy chest—are the kinds of physical traits women typically find most…

Sleep

Nutmeg Helps You Fall Asleep

Not a fan of warm milk before bedtime? For gentle help getting to sleep, try nutmeg, which can work as…

Diseases & Conditions

Why People Faint

Fainting is a frightening experience—especially when you don’t know the cause. What you may not realize: Up to half of…

Longevity

Agility Exercises That Prevent Falling

Agility, meaning the ability to quickly change speed and/or direction, decreases with age. That, in turn, increases the odds of…

Indigestion

Hairbrush Trick to Ease Indigestion

If you've overdone it at the buffet table, here's a trick to ease the discomfort: Take a wire hairbrush or…

Multiple Sclerosis

Annette Funicello and her Courageous Battle with MS

This article was originally published in Bottom Line/Health (then called Health Confidential) in 1994. Seven years ago, I was diagnosed…

Multiple Sclerosis

Living Better with Multiple Sclerosis: Symptoms and Solutions

Annette Funicello, everybody’s favorite Mouseketeer, died on April 8, 2013, after a courageous battle with multiple sclerosis. Below is Bottom…

Allergies

Licorice Cure for Allergies

Achoo! Are you dreading allergy season? Licorice root (the herb, not the candy) can help build up an immunity to…

Heart Attack

Did You Have a Heart Attack—And Not Know It?

When you have a heart attack, you know it because the main symptom—crushing chest pain—is overwhelmingly obvious. That’s what most…