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Pickleball Nation!

You’ve probably at least heard of the sport called “pickleball,” an inviting amalgam of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. With its super easy-to-learn rules, it’s...

Don’t Glaze Over This Warning

Beware of using traditional glazed ceramics for cooking or storing foods or beverages unless you know for sure the pottery is lead free. Reports...

Allulose: The New Low-Calorie Sweetener on the Block

I recently bought a yogurt that was sweetened with allulose. What exactly is this sweetener, and is it safe? You’re probably familiar with so-called non-nutritive sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose,...

Colorectal Cancer: Lifestyle Strategies to Reduce Your Risk

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of death from cancer in the U.S., even though it is highly preventable. Earlier this year, the Wellness Letter took a...

Sleep Apnea: Should You Consider the New Inspire Device?

Perhaps you’ve seen the ad on TV. A trim, good-looking man of about 40, with a full head of dark hair, tells a group consisting mostly of overweight, graying...

Time to Rethink Vitamin D for Fracture Prevention?

Although it is estimated that at least one in three American adults 60 and older takes vitamin D supplements, a gold-standard study of almost 26,000 men and women in...

November 2022 Issue

  • Mind Your Brain
  • Speaking of Wellness: End of Life: When the Choice is Yours
  • Dietary Supplements for an Enlarged Prostate
  • How Bad is Your Air?
  • It's Booster Time -- Again
  • Hear Ye, Hear Ye ... Hearing Aids Are Finally Hitting Store Shelves
  • Baked Apples & Sweet Potatoes with Crunchy Topping

Baked Apples & Sweet Potatoes with Crunchy Topping

No marshmallows on top of these sweet potatoes—just apples, apple juice, and a crisp, slightly sweetened oat topping. Serve it up for a healthier Thanksgiving Day side dish or...

An Uber Tuber to Try for T-Day

Tired of turnips at Thanksgiving? Sick of sweet potatoes? For a delicious, perhaps novel, alternative, consider sunchokes—a.k.a. Jerusalem artichokes, even though they don’t hail from Jerusalem but rather are...

Mouthguards: How to Clean and Store Them

If you wear a mouthguard at night—as is advisable if you clench or grind your teeth—be sure to keep it clean. Research has shown that with ordinary use, mouthguards, which...

Does Turkey Really Make You Sleepy?

Is it true that turkey makes you sleepy? Not quite. This claim likely originated from the stupor-like zone many people find themselves in after a heavy Thanksgiving dinner in which...

Dietary Supplements for an Enlarged Prostate

If you, like many older men, have an enlarged prostate—a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH—you probably know all too well how distressing and even debilitating it...