You can feel it in the air — spring allergies are fast approaching. With the changing of the seasons comes an increase of pollen and mold in the environment, which means a lot of people are going to be reaching for a box of tissues. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology […]
Archive for March, 2013
Passover begins tonight at sundown, marking the first of eight days and nights of no leavened bread to commemorate the Jews’ liberation from Egyptian slavery. Jews participate in Passover seders, structured dinners throughout which the story of Passover is retold. Unlike other Jewish holidays, Passover foods are decidedly more nutritious. Compare spring greens and bitter […]
The sun is out just a little bit later, we’re peeling off the winter tights and there’s that certain je ne sais quoi on the breeze after it rains. Spring has sprung! Today is officially the first day of spring, and we can’t wait to soak up all the health benefits this season has to […]
Holidays are often a challenge for vegans, who eschew all animal foods. But few holidays present more obstacles to vegan diners than Passover, which imposes a daunting set of dietary restrictions.During Passover, forbidden foods include all leavened foods as well as grains, beans and corn – which are staples for many vegan eaters. In addition, […]
The best path to a healthy weight may be a good night’s sleep. For years researchers have known that adults who sleep less than five or six hours a night are at higher risk of being overweight. Among children, sleeping less than 10 hours a night is associated with weight gain. Now a fascinating new […]
Despite increasing media attention and laws forbidding the practice, more Americans than ever are using their cellphones to talk and send text messages while driving, a new study shows. According to the research, nearly 70 percent of Americans ages 18 to 64 said they had chatted on their phones while driving in the past 30 […]
Dr. Thomas R. Talbot and his wife, Dr. H. Keipp Talbot, infectious disease specialists at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, recently examined — and refuted — many of the common arguments against influenza vaccination.
No doubt, the biggest appeal of exercise is to build biceps, heart muscle, and perhaps some definition in those abdominal muscles. But how about using exercise to build your brain?
Insomnia may be linked to an increased risk of heart failure, according to a large new study, and the more insomnia symptoms, the greater the risk. The study, published last week in The European Heart Journal, used questionnaires to gather data on difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, and waking unrefreshed among more than 54,000 […]
Vigorous activity can protect you from the two leading sight stealers that occur over time: cataracts and macular degeneration. (How healthy are your eyes? Find out by visiting the RealAge Eye Health Center.) If you run a little over a mile a day (that’s about 2,000 of the 10,000 steps you’re taking daily anyway, right?), […]