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Keeping Your Cool in the Heat

Did you know that your body’s ability to cool off diminishes with aging? That’s why older people are especially susceptible to heat-related ailments such...

The Role of Statins in Cholesterol Management

In our last two conversations with Ronald Krauss, M.D., an expert in lipidology and a member of our editorial board, we discussed how to assess your risk of cardiovascular...

How Clean Is Your Pet’s Food Bowl?

If you have a pet, be sure to wash its food and water bowls and feeding utensils well—not just for Fido’s and Fluffy’s sake but for your own health,...

Cellphones and Brain Cancer: Is There a Link?

It’s understandable you might be concerned that regularly talking on a cellphone could increase your risk of developing a brain tumor, as study results suggesting an association between cellphone...

Cardiovascular Disease: The Role of Diet

In our previous conversation with Ronald Krauss, M.D., an expert in lipidology and a member of our editorial board, we discussed how to assess the risk of cardiovascular disease....

Paper Toilet-Seat Covers: To Use or Not to Use?

If the seat is clean and dry, you don’t need a paper cover. If the seat has drops of urine, they will seep through the paper (just wipe...

2 Vaccine Updates to Know About

Covid-19 vaccines continue to make headlines around the country, but it’s important to make sure you are also up to date with all other recommended vaccines for your age....

Cardiovascular Disease: Assessing Your Risk

“A substantial proportion of the population is at significant risk for cardiovascular disease. We understand many of the factors that predispose people to this disease, and cholesterol has a...

Deadly Prostate Cancer on the Rise

Cases of metastatic prostate cancer are on the rise since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against routine PSA (prostate specific antigen) screening in men over age...

6 Ways to Fortify Your Immune System

The body’s immune system becomes less robust as we age, making us more vulnerable to infection. What’s more, older people often have chronic medical conditions that can further weaken...

Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz …

Don’t take effervescent antacids like Alka-Seltzer, Bromo Seltzer, or their generics more than occasionally. Many people don’t realize that these products (and many others) contain aspirin, which can cause...