Do I Really Have Hypertension? — Part 1

What exactly is high blood pressure or hypertension (HTN)? High blood pressure occurs when the force of the blood flowing through your vessels is consistently too high. Did you know that nearly half of the American population has HTN, and most don’t even know it! Since HTN often has no symptoms, it is often referred to as the “silent killer.” …

How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Enjoy the Holiday Season, Without Weight Gain The holiday season is a time for celebration, cheer and getting together with family and friends! This is also the time of the year associated with an overindulgence in food. A more sedentary lifestyle during these colder months, along with increased energy intake and decreased energy expenditure has been known to promote weight …

Dementia and Alzheimer’s: Updates from a Leading Geriatrician

Senior Moments Or Something More? As Baby Boomers continue the inexorable journey deep into their senior years, preserving cognitive function understandably tops the list of worries. While Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias are seen in just 5% of people over 65, that number jumps to 30% for people age 85 and over. Questions abound: is forgetting a name a sign …

Nourish Body, Brain and Heart with the MIND Diet

Mindful Eating for Your Brain Harkening back to ancient civilizations, the concept of food as medicine represents one of today’s most cutting-edge approaches to prevention and disease management. Inspired by the intricate connection of mind and body wellness, a small, special group of diets have made their way into the mainstream offering benefits far beyond short-term weight loss. Among them …

Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet

OCTOBER 5, 2022 What to know about a whole foods plant-based diet and how it can impact your health You may have heard about the health benefits of a plant-based diet. So what exactly is a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet (WFPBD) and how can it be beneficial to your health? A WFPBD is a dietary pattern or lifestyle that focuses …

In a Pickle and Looking for a New Summer Activity?

Try Pickleball, the Country’s Fastest-Growing Sport Tired of the same ‘ole routine every summer but find yourself in a pickle and looking for a new summer activity? Well, according to American Council on Exercise (ACE), you might want to consider pickleball. As everyone from your next-door neighbor to ACE will attest, pickleball is extraordinarily popular. Its rapid rise to ubiquity …

Tips for Safe Summer Fun

Stay Safe with Sunscreen, Sunglasses and Plenty of Water The longer, sunshine filled days of summer are upon us and without a doubt, they are one of life’s unrivaled joys, especially when you protect yourself from the powerful impact of ultraviolet rays. With that in mind, we share our tips for safe summer fun; from choosing and using the right …

Summer Fruits and Veggies

Picking the Season’s Prime Produce A seasonal bounty of fruits and vegetables is in bloom everywhere from your grocery’s fresh foods section to local farmers’ markets, and in your own backyard garden. The following is advice from experts on how to purchase summer fruits and veggies at its peak, and store them safely, until ready to enjoy. Berries and Cherries. …

Exercise Is Good Medicine

Get Up and Join the Movement As we emerge from the doldrums of winter hibernation and COVID-19-related inertia, it’s important to remember that exercise is good medicine and there’s no better time than now, to get moving again. “There isn’t a chronic condition that can’t be better managed with an appropriate dose of exercise,” asserts…

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What’s Keeping You Up at Night?

Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety, Insomnia and Sleep Anxiety A good night’s sleep does more than refresh and revitalize. It’s essential to your health, so make it a priority to understand what’s keeping you up at night. “Healthy sleep is as important as proper nutrition and regular exercise for our physical and mental well-being,” says Kannan…

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