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October 2023 Issue

  • Timeless Advice: Simple Diets, Endless Options
  • Speaking of Wellness: How Photography Can Make You Happier
  • Is Matcha a Good Match for You?
  • Weighing the Research on Weighted Vests
  • TENS for TMD?
  • Junk Food at Checkout
  • Aspirin and Anemia
  • Quinoa & Corn Salad
automated breast ultrasound

Getting a Breast Ultrasound? Is Automated Better Than Handheld?

Because I have dense breasts (and a family history of breast cancer), I’ve been getting regular breast ultrasounds in addition to yearly mammograms. But now I see there is...
TENS Therapy for TMD


Can TENS therapy (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) help relieve my TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder)? My dentist suggested it. There’s some preliminary evidence it could. TMD involves the temporomandibular joint located...
junk food

Junk Food at Checkout: Keep Your Blinders On

Keep your blinders on in the checkout lane at retail stores to avoid impulse purchases of candy bars, salty snacks, sugary sodas, and the like. It probably comes as...
create happiness

How Photography Can Make You Happier (Like It’s Made Me)

In 1998, a new domain of psychology called positive psychology was founded by Martin Seligman, Ph.D., at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Seligman, then the president of the American...
weighted vest

Weighing the Research on Weighted Vests

One of the latest sports-training trends has been weighted vests. You may have spotted people wearing them at the gym or while simply going for a walk or jog...

Aspirin and Anemia

If you take daily low-dose aspirin under a doctor’s guidance, it’s a good idea to get tested regularly for anemia. According to a new analysis of data from a...
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...

Is Matcha a Good Match for You?

Matcha is everywhere these days, from bubble (or boba) tea shops and Starbucks to hundreds of online stores selling both the tea and the accessories used to prepare it....
basic stretches

The Basic Stretching Session

The following is a series of stretches you can use to help get started on a routine of your own. These basic stretches can be the first moves toward...

The Benefits of Stretching: A Comprehensive Guide

Flexibility, the ability to move your joints through their full range of motion, is one of the key elements of fitness, along with cardiovascular endurance and muscle strength. While...