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Springtime Is Covid Booster Time (for Seniors)

Spring has sprung, and if you’re 65 or over that means it’s time for another Covid-19 booster—even if you’re in picture-perfect health. That’s the latest recommendation from the U.S. Centers...
Fast-Food Calories

Posting Calories on Fast-Food Menus Does Work (a Little)

When you go to a fast-food restaurant, calories may not be top of mind. But if the menu provides that dose of reality, you might make better choices, a...
shingles vaccine

Shingles Vaccine Offers Long-Lasting Protection

Since 2017, experts have urged adults ages 50 and up to get the two-dose Shingrix vaccine against shingles. Now a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine...
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Lifting Weights to Lower Blood Pressure

If you have high blood pressure, strength training (also called resistance training or weight training) may help lower it, according to an analysis of clinical trials published in the...
Portfolio diet

Building a Better Portfolio of Foods

A plant-based diet known to lower "bad" cholesterol may also bring major long-term benefits: a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes. That's according to a new...
erectile dysfunction

Is Exercise the New Viagra?

Men with erectile dysfunction may get nearly as much help from a regular walk as from a little blue pill, according to new research published in the Journal of...
Calcium Supplements Not Likely a Heart Risk

Calcium Supplements Not Likely a Heart Risk, Study Finds

Despite concerns raised in recent years, calcium supplements may not boost the risk of heart attack and stroke after all, according to a new research analysis published in the...
Added sugar may increase the risk of kidney stones

Added Sugars Add Up to Kidney Stones

Another reason to limit added sugars, besides that they contribute to weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, and cavities: They may increase the risk of kidney stones, according to a...
pets and sleep

Are Fluffy and Rex Taking a Toll on Your Sleep?

Pets are wonderful companions, but these lovable members of the family may be having a not-so-lovable effect on your sleep, according to a study published earlier this year in...

Vegetarian Diets Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Study Finds

If you’re at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)—as so many of us are—a vegetarian diet may be just what the doctor should order, suggest the findings of a...