Living Well

It’s Time to Discuss This Taboo Topic

There’s a killer in folks 65 and older that we don’t talk about.

It’s an epidemic that carries so much stigma, no one wants to talk about it. Doctors are reluctant to discuss it with patients and few senior centers do enough to raise awareness and provide support.

My Lousy Education

Doc’s note: Today, I’m sharing an essay from famed political satirist P.J. O’Rourke. In a recent issue of his online magazine, American Consequences, P.J. explains why the world needs “B.S.” degrees.

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This Is Your Optimal Amount of Exercise

“If you can move, you’re alive.”

I’ve carried that phrase with me since medical school.

Six Ways to Sidestep Phone Scams

Each year, scammers steal $3 billion from seniors.

And one of the easiest ways fraudsters steal from folks is over the phone.

Ignoring This Common Problem Could Trigger Dementia

Imagine you’ve started having trouble hearing. Maybe it’s just slight changes, like struggling to follow a conversation with your friends in a busy restaurant. Or you have trouble understanding soft dialogue at the movies. Maybe you keep complaining that your spouse mumbles too much.

Over time, you stop going out as often. It’s embarrassing to ask folks to repeat themselves. So, you stay in and slowly lose your social circle. The next thing you know, you start forgetting things. You feel depressed and it’s hard to concentrate.

Four Steps to Beat These Summer Pests

Even Alaska isn’t safe anymore.

According to a study from theĀ Journal of Medical Entomology, Alaska is now home to ticks.

The No. 1 Rule for Safe and Effective Weight Loss

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, which brings one thing… Dozens of weight-loss ads.

It’s hard to listen to the radio or read the paper without seeing an ad promising a “beach-ready body” in just a few weeks.

Four Ways to Stay Safe in the Sun

We’ve turned into the “Indoor Generation.” And it’s killing us.

A new survey conducted for the Danish window and skylight company Velux found that on average, Americans spend 90% of their time indoors.

Breaking News From a Major Health Care Watchdog

We live and breathe research studies.

My team scours journals to find the latest scientific studies and reports. Our goal is to provide you with the best information possible so you can make informed decisions about your health.

Bend Your Way to a Better Brain

Ask anyone over the age of 65 what they worry about the most as they age. You’re likely to hear many say dementia, memory loss, or Alzheimer’s disease.

But there’s a silent mental illness that’s twice as prevalent as dementia. And you’re up to eight times more likely to face it than depression, which is also common in seniors.