Eating Dairy Linked to Lower Risk of Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

Eating Dairy Linked to Lower Risk of Diabetes and High Blood Pressure Eating at least two servings of dairy every day may lower the risk of developing diabetes and high blood pressure, according to findings from a large international study. Results also showed that higher consumption of whole-fat dairy alone, or eaten in combination with low-fat … Continue reading “Eating Dairy Linked to Lower Risk of Diabetes and High Blood Pressure”

N95, Cloth Masks Still In Demand One Year After COVID-19 Outbreak

N95, Cloth Masks Still In Demand One Year After COVID-19 Outbreak U.S. manufacturers are ramping up production of N95 respirators and people continue to make cloth masks at home one year after the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. At the same time, some states are reopening and lifting their mask mandates. Government leaders in Texas, … Continue reading “N95, Cloth Masks Still In Demand One Year After COVID-19 Outbreak”

Gardening: Get Started Now

Gardening: Get Started Now It’s never too late to take up gardening. Not only will you reap the benefits of having fresh vegetables on your plate or colorful flowers and ornamental plants decorating your yard, but you may be prolonging your life. Studies show that older adults can get as much physical activity planting seeds, … Continue reading “Gardening: Get Started Now”

Medicare & You

Medicare & You Of all the health insurance programs in the United States, the most well-known for retirees is Medicare, a comprehensive program run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The federal health insurance program covers people 65 years old and older, people with End-Stage Renal Disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou … Continue reading “Medicare & You”

Healthy Eating From A Cardiologist

Healthy Eating From A Cardiologist Doctors routinely talk to their patients about the importance of healthy eating. Now, doctors say patients are asking them, “What do you eat?” Doctors understand why patients ask the question and physicians, like Dr. Kerrilynn Hennessey, don’t mind revealing their diet. Hennessey, a cardiologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, … Continue reading “Healthy Eating From A Cardiologist”

Why a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Further Imperil Deep-Sea Sharks

Why a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Further Imperil Deep-Sea Sharks Large sharks may be portrayed as the villains in thriller movies and feared by swimmers and surfers, but the predators are still vital to the ocean’s ecosystem. Marine conservationists and advocacy organizations worry that the decline in the carnivores’ population is upsetting the ecosystem. The groups … Continue reading “Why a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Further Imperil Deep-Sea Sharks”

Healthy Dinner Foods

Healthy Dinner Foods Knowing what to cook for dinner is a dilemma for those wanting to eat healthy foods but aren’t sure exactly which ones are the healthiest. By and large, it’s sometimes more convenient to order fast (and familiar) food from a nearby restaurant. Finding healthy foods, however, is not as difficult as it … Continue reading “Healthy Dinner Foods”

Fighting Off Dementia From Sanjay Gupta

Fighting Off Dementia From Sanjay Gupta Dr. Sanjay Gupta says one of the many fears that his older-adult patients have is developing dementia. Patients of the well-known neurosurgeon become afraid, for instance, when they cannot think of the name of someone they know well or lose their train of thought in the middle of a … Continue reading “Fighting Off Dementia From Sanjay Gupta”

Healthy Bedtime Habits From Nutritionists

Healthy Bedtime Habits From Nutritionists Without a doubt, sleep is essential to our survival. Sleep—as well as a lack of sleep—affects our mental and emotional well-being and physical health. We feel energized, refreshed, and ready to take on the day when we have a good night’s rest. But, if we do not get enough sleep, … Continue reading “Healthy Bedtime Habits From Nutritionists”

Time for a Flu Shot?

Time for a Flu Shot? Health officials are urging older adults not to forget the influenza (flu) virus even though the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to dominate news headlines. The flu has been devastating the health of thousands of children and adults before the novel coronavirus disease began spreading around the world. This is … Continue reading “Time for a Flu Shot?”