Gratefulness for the New Year

Some of you may have read about my plans to celebrate a perfectly imperfect Christmas. So, I thought I'd report on how it went and...

The 7 Most Important Things to Do Before Visiting Your Health Care Professional

Whether your reason is to lose weight, eat better, exercise more or stress less, getting healthier is a top new year's resolution. But...

Tips for Managing Caring for Aging Parents

TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News)—Millions of Americans are juggling working and raising a family with taking care of an older relative. If you're...

Cancer Survivors Often Face Another Hurdle: Faster Aging

TUESDAY, Dec. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News)—Treatments that help people beat cancer also can cause them to age prematurely and die sooner, Mayo Clinic researchers...

Could You Have Low Estrogen?

Estrogen is likely the most widely known hormone—and possibly the most loved and hated. On the good side, it is responsible for the growth...

Flu Can Have Dangerous Domino Effect on Older Adults

SUNDAY, Dec. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News)—Even months after recovering from the flu, older people remain at increased risk for a heart attack, stroke or...

Caregiving Needs Double as End of Life Nears

TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News)—Reliance on caregivers doubles as people near death, and half of those caregivers—typically unpaid family members—report having no time...

Weight Gain: Dirty Menopausal Trick

As if the hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats and sexual challenges weren't enough, now you can add weight gain to the menopausal whammy.  ...

Low-Impact Workouts That Are Actually Fun

  by Tracy Layden Staying healthy takes work. The American Heart Association recommends we get 30 minutes of aerobic exercise daily to stay healthy. It can be hard find...

Too Few Older, Hospitalized Patients Getting Flu Tests

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News)—As a nasty flu season rages throughout the United States, new research finds that one particularly vulnerable population often...