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Health and Wellness

Foods that may prevent dementia

If you’re worried about dementia or Alzheimer’s as you grow older, consider padding your diet with these top 5 Alzheimer-fighting foods.

Eating by colors: The darker the food, the better it is for you

A simple way to improve your eating habits is to choose darker colors when you shop; colorful foods are nutritionally better for you.

What You Can Do To Alleviate Menopause Symptoms

As women enter their 40s and 50s, it’s inevitable. Menopause will begin. And so will the hot flashes.

Boomers Keep Eyes Healthy with ‘Internal Sunglasses’

Independence and aging well is something we all hope for as we grow older, but things like healthy vision are often taken for granted until they are lost or impaired. Baby boomers ― those born between 1946 and 1964, represent a rapidly aging population unprecedented in the history of this country. Unfortunately, this group is susceptible to a host of vision risks.

Too much protein could increase your risk of prostate cancer

Research is being conducted to determine if high protein levels could result in a greater risk of prostate cancer. Learn more about fascinating development.

The pros and cons of buying vision health insurance

Sometimes, paying for vision insurance plan may be a waste of money – especially if you won’t be using it. Learn some of the pros and cons of vision insurance.

Super Summer Snacks with Grapes

Early summer marks the beginning of the California grape season. These bite-size treats are the perfect snack — crisp, sweet and only 90 calories per 3/4 cup serving. Grapes are also very juicy, making them a welcome source of hydration as outdoor activities and temperatures increase.

Can the occasional spirit increase your risk of breast cancer?

Recent studies indicate that the connection between alcohol consumption and breast cancer are more dangerous than suspected, especially for women over 50. Even a single cocktail or glass of wine each evening is actually enough to increase the risk of developing breast cancer.

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Ask the Expert: Hospitalists Focus on In-Patient Care

Question: When I was in the hospital, I was visited by a “hospitalist.” What exactly is a hospitalist?

The Lasting Effect of Lifestyle Changes in Preventing Diabetes

For years, medical studies have shown that lifestyle and dietary changes could provide long-lasting protection against Type II or Adult Onset Diabetes, but doctors weren’t sure for how long. Now, in a study just published in The Lancet journal, the longest follow-up of patients from the Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group provides more clarification.

Aging can be a pain in the back: Activities to keep your back strong

Find out what you can do to prevent from developing serious back issues as you age, and what kinds of exercises will help chase existing pain away.

Reducing your risk of breast cancer

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women in America. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the risk of breast cancer that all women should be aware of so that they can make the effort to stay healthy. It is also a smart idea to be aware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer so that you can get an early screening if needed.

Understanding gynecomastia: Common causes of the male breast

The development of the male breast can have a variety of causes. Learn what those causes are and what the chances of developing breast cancer are.

The overwhelming beneficial impact of yearly mammograms

The benefits of yearly mammograms far outweigh the uncomfortable test procedures women have to deal with. Yearly mammograms can reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer by 35%.

The Fabric of Fitness

You’re not supposed to still be running around a tennis or basketball court — or even, for that matter, running around the block — once you’re old enough to qualify for the senior discount at the movie theater.