By: Terry Graedon September 24, 2018 14 Comments
    Will Statins Help or Harm 76-Year-Old Father?

    Statins to lower cholesterol are a pillar of cardiological treatment. People with high cholesterol take medications like atorvastatin or simvastatin to reduce blood lipids and prevent heart attacks. T…

    By: Joe Graedon May 3, 2018 12 Comments
    Will a Sauna Bath a Day Keep Strokes and Heart A…

    When most people think about sauna (pronounced SOW-nah) baths they imagine relaxing in a hot wooden room and sweating. But this Finnish tradition may pay unexpected dividends. There is growing evidenc…

    By: Terry Graedon May 3, 2018 15 Comments
    Will You Live Longer with a Healthy Lifestyle?

    Everyone knows that there are several key elements to a healthy lifestyle: not smoking, exercising regularly, eating your vegetables, controlling weight and consuming alcohol in moderation. Most peopl…

    By: Terry Graedon April 23, 2018 18 Comments
    No Study Support for Fish Oil Soothing Dry Eyes

    Fish oil is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These compounds have anti-inflammatory activity, and doctors have hoped that fish oil supplements would prove useful against a wide range of…

    By: Terry Graedon March 5, 2018 11 Comments
    Are Coffee and Alcohol the Fountain of Youth?

    Have you heard the phrase, "everything in moderation"? Ever wonder where it came from? Some trace this concept back to the Bible. Others say it originated with ancient Greek philosophers. Regardless o…

    By: Terry Graedon January 8, 2018 2 Comments
    Which Berries Are Best for Your Brain?

    Would you like to stay sharp as you grow older? Almost everyone would. Memory lapses can be extremely frustrating as well as embarrassing, particularly when they start to become more frequent. Experts…

    By: Terry Graedon December 25, 2017 18 Comments
    Can You Prevent Macular Degeneration with Supple…

    As we grow older, our senses may become less sharp. Many people find it harder to hear; others find it more difficult to see clearly. One of the leading causes of impaired vision among senior citizens…

    By: Terry Graedon November 16, 2017 1 Comments
    Baby Boomers Less Likely to Have AMD

    Baby boomers may acknowledge that birthdays happen, but they never thought they’d grow old like their parents and grandparents. A new report shows they were right in one respect: they have not devel…

    By: Terry Graedon August 22, 2016 10 Comments
    Did Ginkgo Biloba Keep His Mind Sharp?

    Wouldn't you love to know how to keep your mind sharp and your memory intact even as you grow older? Most of us worry about losing our edge. One reader is convinced he has the answer. Indeed he might,…

    By: Terry Graedon August 11, 2016 1 Comments
    How to Delay Dementia with a Mediterranean-Style…

    Could a Mediterranean-style diet help preserve cognitive function in older individuals? Research from Minnesota suggests that eating pattern might help delay dementia, even though Rochester, MN, is f…

    By: Terry Graedon August 4, 2016 2 Comments
    How to Stay Smart with Computer Brain Training

    Many seniors hope that doing crossword or Sudoku puzzles or using brain training programs on the computer will keep their minds functioning well and prevent dementia. Using the Computer to Bolster the…

    By: Terry Graedon July 28, 2016 1 Comments
    Will a Sleepless Menopause Make You Older?

    Many women going through menopause may tell you that it's giving them gray hair and making them feel older. Two studies from UCLA now confirm that menopause, especially the night sweats and consequent…

    By: Terry Graedon July 28, 2016 2 Comments
    Is Delayed Menopause Linked to Longer Life?

    The proportion of women living to 90 and beyond has been increasing in the US. A recent study found that women who reached natural menopause after age 50 had a much better chance of a longer life. Th…

    By: Terry Graedon July 20, 2016 2 Comments
    Can You Protect Your Brain with Postmenopausal H…

    Hormone replacement therapy is a well-known treatment for the horrible hot flushes and night sweats of menopause. Apparently, women sometimes take postmenopausal hormones not only to ease the symptoms…

    By: Terry Graedon July 14, 2016 3 Comments
    How to Help Old Mice Run Longer

    Pomegranates have a reputation as superfood that may just have gotten a boost. Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland have found that a compound derived from pomegr…

    By: Joe Graedon January 19, 2015 13 Comments
    How to Make a Supercharged Smoothie for Brain Po…

    Q. Joe described his morning breakfast health drink on the radio but I wasn't able to write it down. I would appreciate knowing the ingredients, quantities and process to make it. Terry indicated it o…

    By: Joe Graedon January 15, 2015 4 Comments
    Playing Catch Improves Balance in Older Adults

    Balance is an important consideration as people grow older. When they become unsteady, they are at much greater risk for falls. A new study shows that playing catch with a medicine ball can improve ba…

    By: Joe Graedon January 1, 2015 2 Comments
    What Does Resveratrol Do?

    Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, are unraveling the details of what resveratrol really does in mammals. This natural compound has been reported to help creatures l…

    By: Joe Graedon December 18, 2014 2 Comments
    Falls Can Be a Deadly Consequence of Medicine

    Decades ago Mom and Dad protected you from accidents and picked you up if you fell. Now it's time for you to return the favor. A fall can be life-threatening for an older person. A broken hip can lead…

    By: Joe Graedon December 18, 2014 0 Comments
    Feeling Young Helps Lower the Impact of Many Bir…

    The saying "you're only as old as you feel" is supported by new epidemiological research. Scientists in London enrolled 6,000 older people a decade ago and tracked their attitudes and activities. Peop…

    By: Joe Graedon October 23, 2014 6 Comments
    Does Drinking Soda Speed Cellular Aging?

    Sugary beverages are suspected of contributing to the obesity epidemic. New research suggests that they may also be associated with damage inside cells. Investigators at the University of California S…

    By: Terry Graedon March 11, 2010 5 Comments
    How Safe Is Bleaching Cream?

    People who spend a lot of time out in the sun frequently develop age spots as they grow older. Some people find these brown liver spots are unsightly and want to get rid of them. Products like Porcela…