Older Men: Nutrition Basics

by Lori Sciame March 16th, 2018
Older men take notice. You need to be aware of whether your diet consists of the right kinds of foods.  Thinking about nutrition goes way beyond eating an iceberg lettuce salad twice a week.  One must understand that it takes a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, proteins, and
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Alcohol: A Growing Problem for Women

by Jane Wangersky March 9th, 2018
Women are drinking more and more, says a group of Canadian researchers, to the point where they "may be catching up to their male peers when it comes to alcohol consumption."

But, of course, this is one area where we shouldn't want to make it to the same level as the boys.

It's well known that heavy drinking (more than one drink a day for a woman) has serious consequences, including health problems. What's less known is that, according
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The Flu Shot Flopped for Seniors

by Kimberly Hays March 2nd, 2018
A study released on February 22 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that the elderly were only protected by 9% with the flu shot this year. This statistic reflects on those who are 65 and over. Seniors were hardest hit, as their immune systems are weaker than those of other age groups. This year's strain of flu was also more intense than previous years, which makes for a harmful combination. The belief is that the vaccine failed
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  • Three Reasons Not to Rush a Relationship

    by Lori Sciame February 23rd, 2018
    Their eyes meet, and it's instant chemistry.  They both smile as they gravitate towards each other.  Soon they engage in conversation. Twenty minutes later he asks for her number.  One of them thinks it's been fun talking to a like minded person, and the other is already thinking about the engagement ring.

    It doesn't matter who has jumped the gun, the man or the woman.  What does matter is the
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  • Reading Fact Labels for Heart Health

    by Kimberly Hays February 16th, 2018
    Fact labels have been on food products for the past 20 years. They were put in place by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to allow us make sound decisions on what we buy, as well as knowing the Percentage Daily Value (%DV) of vitamins and nutrients in foods. Using the Percentage Daily Values can help to maintain heart health.

    High blood pressure is a concern to all of us,
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  • Success at the Doctor’s: Tips for Women

    by R. Carnavale February 9th, 2018
    Maybe you’ve experienced the following. You have a health ailment and go to the doctor’s only to find that you’re treated like a second class citizen, or you’re patted on the head like you’re an ignorant little girl who shouldn’t be taken seriously. Let’s face it – the medical profession tends to be overly paternalistic and patronizing to patients, especially women. The costs can be severe – pain, suffering,
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