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Reduce Your Health Care Costs: 6 Great Tips!

  Key Points   Medical costs typically go up as you age and can account for a large portion of your overall expenses in retirement. There are many health-care related expenses that are not covered by Medicare or Medicaid. Your health and wealth can be closely tied – especially when it comes to planning for retirement. The actions you take...Read More

At 83 this man remains on the cutting edge of fitness

Don Wildman works out at private gym above Malibu’s Paradise Cove with a handful of men who do circuit training, more than three thousand repetitions of weight lifting and balancing and abdominal exercises. Its twenty multipart exercises are cycled through six times in a complicated sequence, but the circuit’s ground rules are simple: O...Read More

Our Weight: An Important Part of Our Good Health!

  You may have heard that losing weight is as easy as eating less and exercising more. Well it is true—taking in fewer calories than you use each day is the simplest way to lose weight. Never mind the fad diets, weight-loss pills, and herbal remedies—it all comes down to a balanced diet and a regular exercise program.   Using the Body Mas...Read More

Reducing the Risks of Polypharmacy

It is no secret that we are living longer. Unfortunately, we are not necessarily living healthier. An ever-growing percentage of the population is managing one or more medical conditions, which are managed by one or more medicines. While such medicines can help maintain health and prevent further illness, taking combinations of drugs means that you...Read More

You Are NOT Too Young for Heart Disease!

Usually when I share an article, it’s from a well-known medical journal. But this information was reported on the front page of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ January 15, 2020). And it’s alarming!   Heart disease and strokes are killing an increasing number of Americans between the ages of 45 and 64, in the prime years of their life.   “It’...Read More

High salt, low exercise are bad for the brain, not just the body

Research has shown consuming too much salt and being inactive leads to heart disease, but now a new study shows the same combination also can be bad for brain health. Canadian researchers studied the salt intake and physical activity levels of 1,262 healthy men and women ages 67 to 84 over three years and found those with the highest levels of sodi...Read More

5 Causes of Thinning Hair

There can be many causes for thinning hair but not all necessarily mean you are going bald.  We are going to review some of these causes in detail today, but before we do that, lets have a quick look at hair growth and try a test to see if you are losing your hair. At any one time approximately ninety percent of your hair is growing and the other t...Read More

Slowly fading away: Families, patients share the toll of Alzheimer’s

She was fine two days earlier. Fine meaning she sat in a wheelchair fidgeting with the fabric seat belt that kept her from falling, blowing air through her lips and occasionally saying a word or two. “Margaret, do you look after me?” Delton Lee Johnson cooed at his wife of 54 years, one of the more than 13,000 people in Ventura County d...Read More

Women Have Menopause, Men Have Manopause

What is Andropause? Most people know that women go through menopause. Periods stop, reproduction stops, and there are a number of other signs and symptoms caused by low estrogen levels such as hot flashes and mood swings. But a dirty little secret that most people don’t know is that many men go through their version of the same thing; their own mid...Read More

5 Tips for Affordable Healthy Eating

Maintaining a healthy diet is important at all stages of life, but as we age, it becomes even more imperative as our bodies change and require more nutrients. For many, understanding health and how to achieve a nutritious lifestyle is necessary, but for others, it isn’t so much that we don’t know about health, but that we aren’t sure how to afford ...Read More

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