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brain boosters

Breaking Down a ‘Brain Booster’

We all—at least those of us of a certain age—forget a word from time to time, misplace our keys, or walk into a room and can’t remember why. When...
sleep and dementia

Sleep and Dementia: A Possible Connection

In May 2023, the journal BMC Medicine published a study from a UC Berkeley team on the relationship between deep sleep—also known as slow-wave sleep—and Alzheimer’s disease. The paper,...
vaginal dilators

Expanding on Vaginal Dilators

Menopause can complicate your sex life in so many ways. One very important reason is the loss of estrogen, which leaves your vagina drier and less elastic. Your vagina...
Sexually transmitted infections

Sex, Seniors, and STIs

Blame Viagra, or just the fact that Americans are living longer, healthier lives. For several reasons, sexually transmitted diseases (more accurately called sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, because it’s...
Power of awe.

The Power of Awe

Experiencing more moments of awe can lead to improvements in quality of life, according to a study published earlier this year that focused on this ephemeral human phenomenon. The...
healthy eating

Timeless Advice: Simple Diets, Endless Options

Marion Nestle, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an author, academic, and champion of the slow food movement. For nearly five decades, she has been advocating for healthier food policies and greater...
Noise colors

When Noise Is Good for Your Health

You might think of noise as a bad thing: your neighbor’s yappy dog that wakes you up at 2 a.m. or a coworker’s radio that distracts you from your...

Loneliness, a Growing Public Health Crisis

In May, the Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, released a General Advisory sounding an alarm about a growing public health concern: loneliness. The press release for the Advisory didn’t...

Whole Body Cryotherapy: A Fine Way to Chill?

If you’ve passed a day spa, wellness center, or health club recently, you may have seen signs promoting a treatment called whole body cryotherapy. Or maybe a freestanding cryotherapy...
Healthy Weight Control

The ‘Ozempic’ Craze

You’ve likely been hearing a lot about Ozempic (semaglutide, also branded as Wegovy), the hottest new drug being used (and woefully, misused) for weight loss by millions of people,...