Health

Brain Health

Get Smart in 30 Seconds

When you need on-the-spot smarts, put your index finger on the Renzhong (the acupressure point in the middle of your…

Mental Health

Getting People to Open Up to You

Much research demonstrates the physical and psychological benefits of social support—not surprising since we all know from personal experience how…

Weight

Does Skipping Breakfast Make You Fat?

You’ve heard it a gazillion times—breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So how come about 31 million…

Diabetes

One Food That Diabetics Really, Really, Really Need

A humble everyday food is amazingly good at helping to control diabetes and prevent the complications of this deadly disease—yet…

Health Care Professionals

Does Your Doctor Care About You?

A 60-something neighbor of mine felt uncomfortable and self-conscious when she started wearing eyeglasses. But when she asked her ophthalmologist…

Losing Weight

Sleep Your Way to Skinny

When we burn the midnight oil because we're just too busy for bed, it seems reasonable to expect that we…

Aging

Why Seniors Fall

You’ve probably already heard that falling is the most frequent cause of injury among people age 65 and older. But…

Aging

How to Stay Out of a Nursing Home

Most people I know are adamant that they want to stay in their homes as long as possible as they…

Health Care Facilities

Before You Leave the Hospital: Do This

After your stay at a hospital is over, there’s something that you should do before you step out the door.…

Caregiving

How to Offer Comfort to Someone Who Is Dying

It’s one of the most dreaded pieces of news we can receive—a friend or loved one is dying. How you…

Common Cold

A Comforting Cup for the Common Cold

Prepare a cup of healing tea by steeping equal parts of cinnamon, sage and bay leaves in hot water. Cinnamon…

Neuropathy

Mysterious Pain or Numbness in Your Arms or Legs?

It could be a sign of peripheral neuropathy Have you ever felt pain or numbness in your hands, legs or…

Memory

Banish Early-Morning Brain Fog

Are you having a hard time getting your brain in gear these chilly winter mornings? Jump-start your day hydrotherapeutically. That’s…

Sexual Wellness

New Map for the Menopause Maze

“Menopause is a nightmare,” my friend Monica moaned. “When a hot flash hits, I feel like I’m in Hades. I…

Hip

The Trouble with the New Hip Trend

A few years back, many folks with hurting hips were happy to learn that a newer bone-preserving procedure called hip…