Plant Based Diet Reduces Diabetes Risk, Lowers Blood Pressure

Although there have been quite a few studies that have showed a link between lower blood pressure and vegetarianism, only recently has a research team gathered up these studies for a meta-analysis… Read More

Ex-Smokers Report Significant Mood Improvement

Linda K has tried to quit smoking in the past, but never makes it more than a few days. “I admit that I haven’t truly committed to quitting in the past, and… Read More

A New Way to Look at Oats

Apparently, I’ve been looking at “whole grains” in a skewed way. Typically, I associate them with breakfast, (oatmeal and whole grain muffins, etc), and quite frankly, I’m not a big bread, oatmeal,… Read More

Cognitive Training Provides Long-Term Benefits

Several months ago, I started daily training with Lumosity; after a couple of months life got hectic and I failed to keep up. I’ve hesitated getting started again because I’ve been afraid… Read More

Will Your Opthamologist Diagnose Alzheimer’s?

Maternally, I’m likely at some risk of developing Alzheimer’s; my mother is in the stages of this disease’s cruel final act.  Her mother had it before her,  as did her grandmother prior… Read More

Exercise: The Cure for Whatever Ails Ya

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for the new year to begin — ready to get back into my routine and to start feeling like myself again — I’m feeling… Read More

The Real Reason Bond Liked His Martinis Shaken, Not Stirred

The British Medical Journal’s current issue “exposes” the real reason behind James Bond’s penchant for having his drinks shaken, not stirred: tremors from alcohol withdrawal. A group of researchers analyzed 12 of… Read More

Need for Immediate Medical Attention for Stroke Victims Critical

“Debra” went into a medical clinic for a routine check-up — after the procedure, the 60 year old was getting ready to leave the clinic when she turned to her husband and… Read More