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Can Leafy Greens Affect Cognitive Decline?

Cognition is an integral part of our health and includes episodic memory, working memory, semantic memory, visuospatial ability and perceptual speed. An age-related cognitive decline is one of the most feared parts of aging. A recent report in the journal Neurology found that a diet containing approximately one serving of green leafy vegetables per...Read More

Falls? Falls! Ugh! Here’s What Matters in Prevention…

You may think winter – with its snow and slippery ice – is the only time when the majority of falls occur.  Think again.  And as we and our loved ones age, falls loom large on the list of preventable injuries. So it’s time – right now – to think about how to prevent falls. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): ...Read More

5 Ways Pets Can Add Love to Your Retirement

We all love animals. They’re loyal, sweet, cute, and even funny. But when we reach retirement, pets have an added bonus: they’re great for our well-being. From physical to emotional health, animals make our lives fuller. That said, pets are a lot of responsibility, so make sure you have the time and physical energy to handle a new addition. Still, ...Read More

Hearing Loss and What We Can do About it

Our bodies change throughout our lifetimes. From our metabolism to joint sensitivity to eyesight decline, we require a more maintenance as we age. But is there anything more aggravating than hearing loss? It’s like everyone around you is mumbling, and you endlessly have to ask friends to repeat themselves. Your spouse is probably on your case about...Read More

Endometrial Ablation: A Solution to Heavy Menstration?

Heavy menstruation (heavy enough to require a tampon or pad change almost hourly) is an issue that affects many women at some point throughout their lives, whether the woman is 20 or is after 50. And, this is not uncommon as we approach menopause. There can be numerous causes for this, but doctors don’t often identify the problem, much less figure ...Read More

6 Signs It’s Time To Ditch Your Doctor

Whether you visit your doctor once a month or just a few times a year, the relationship you have with your general practitioner can affect your health. Just like in any other relationship, if things aren’t working, it might be time to part ways. Here are six telltale signs that it’s time to change doctors: Your doctor doesn’t listen Much of health ...Read More

7 Tips to Control Stress Incontinence

If you’ve ever worried you wouldn’t find a bathroom in time or worried about wetting your pants each time you sneeze, read on to understand the problem and find tips on what to do. Shhhhh. Most women don’t want to talk about it. In fact most wait 5-7 years to discuss it with their doctor. Let’s face it; it is embarrassing to have urinary incontinen...Read More

5 Steps To Boost Your Fitness After 50

You’re never too old to make your health a priority. Many believe getting in shape takes long hours on the elliptical machine or dozens of laps in the pool. But did you know that a few simple changes can drastically improve your fitness? Take these five easy steps to get on the road to a healthier you Set reasonable goals If you struggle to walk a ...Read More

7 Tips to get the week off to a great start

It’s hard to believe how a few simple changes to our daily habits can impact our lives, and become a motivation for positive change. Here are a few simple things you can do every day to feel happier this week. Sleep in a comfy and clean bed. According to several experts, a daily habit as simple as making your bed could lead to increased happi...Read More

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