The New Year is almost upon us, in all of its promising potential. There may be much we cannot change around us. But we all can focus on our most important foundation — our health — to help carry us successfully through the next year.
Archive for December, 2011
If you lived your life simply by following the health headlines, you may have switched from skim milk to whole-fat milk and back again — in the span of two days.
Maybe you think you don’t have to worry about salt. After all, you don’t have high blood pressure, you’re not overweight and you exercise regularly. Well, think again. A major study, based on data from more than 12,000 American adults, took into account all those risk factors for death from heart disease. The researchers found […]
Good news for people who feel a hint of anxiety every time they forget where they put their keys. More than 50 percent of Alzheimer’s cases may be preventable.
Rather than lamenting the shortage of daylight hours, we suggest you celebrate the darkness of the winter solstice with a blissful night’s sleep.
We may be one step closer in that eternal quest to find the fountain of youth. A new study suggests eating a Mediterranean diet might increase lifespan.
Regular exercise tends to steeply decline among youth as they move to university or college, according to a study by researchers at McMaster University.
A growing number of college students are asking for wiggle room with their academic workloads due to mental health issues. In some cases, students make direct pleas to professors. In others, students work through their university’s disability office to receive official academic “accommodations.” These can include extra time for exams, the opportunity to take tests […]
If you think you don’t have time to take the stairs, you may be out of an excuse, according to a study published Monday.
Every winter, as blizzards bury towns across the nation, reports inevitably surface of middle-aged snow-shovelers suffering heart attacks. Many health officials routinely warn that shoveling snow can raise the risk of heart attacks. But the warnings have largely been based on anecdotal reports. In a recent study published in the journal Clinical Research in Cardiology, […]