For Longevity, How Much Alcohol Is Too Much…?

By |2023-05-12T13:16:10-04:00May 14th, 2023|Lifestyle|

The first genetic study to exam the link between alcohol intake and telomere length – a marker of longevity – is worth paying attention to. The scientists found that imbibing alcohol up to a certain amount each week won’t knock years off your life. But drink beyond this level and [...]

Do-It-Yourself Boosts Your Mental Well-Being

By |2023-03-19T09:57:47-04:00March 19th, 2023|Lifestyle|

Household maintenance projects are considered “boring,” by some. Just consider the phrase “watching paint dry,” which is supposed to be the epitome of boredom. But while literally watching paint dry or carrying out other routine DIY tasks might feel unexciting, according to new research they’re improving your mental health. It’s [...]

The Physical and Mental Benefits of Blue Health

By |2019-09-08T10:47:37-04:00September 8th, 2019|Lifestyle|

The Italian island of Sardinia; The Okinawa islands of Japan; Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica; the isolated Greek island of Icaria; Loma Linda, California. All these areas are known as Blue Zones, places where life expectancy is incredibly long. For decades, scientists have studied the diets and lifestyles of the [...]

Don’t Let the 24/7 News Cycle Make You Sick

By |2018-12-22T14:24:49-05:00December 23rd, 2018|Lifestyle|

At this writing, the 2018 mid-term elections – and the quarrels and disputes that followed for weeks afterward -- have come and gone. And the Kavanaugh hearings have come and gone, thank heaven. But all you have to do is tune into or log onto a newscast and you’ll find [...]

Low-Dose Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease – A Waste of Time?

By |2018-10-07T10:30:17-04:00October 7th, 2018|Lifestyle|

A nationwide survey of people aged 45 to 75 found almost half the respondents were taking aspirin to ward off heart problems, even though they had no history of cardiovascular disease. Vast numbers of doctors still urge this strategy on their patients. And after all, who wouldn't want to lower [...]

Common Food Additive May Give You Diabetes or Colon Problems

By |2018-09-08T06:22:23-04:00September 9th, 2018|Lifestyle|

Many researchers are now focusing on a food additive that is also used in paint, plastics, and batteries. I’d never heard of it – or at least I never gave it a thought. But it’s shaping up as a serious health danger. Two of the main problems linked to this [...]

Is Living Alone the Next National Health Crisis?

By |2022-01-11T19:54:37-05:00July 29th, 2018|Lifestyle|

When you wake up in the morning or when you come home at night, is there anybody with you? Is anyone waiting to greet you? Chances are the answer is no, because single-person households are the fastest-growing category in the United States. More than 34% of us live alone, compared [...]

You’d Never Think This Might Cause a Heart Attack

By |2018-03-25T10:49:28-04:00March 25th, 2018|Lifestyle|

In spite of advances in prevention and a wealth of fancy, high-tech procedures, heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the US. Yet some of the factors that increase your risk of sudden death from a heart attack are not very well-known. These dangers are a surprise [...]

Trouble Sleeping? This Fruit Juice Can Help

By |2018-01-07T12:47:45-05:00January 7th, 2018|Lifestyle|

If you have problems sleeping at night, and find yourself tossing and turning in bed, you may be alone in your bedroom, but you’re not alone in your frustration. About 60 million Americans suffer insomnia. And it gets worse as you age. For reasons that researchers have not pinned down, [...]

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