Keeping Cool: Ways to Avoid Heat Stroke

Keeping Cool: Ways to Avoid Heat Stroke

Keeping Cool: Ways to Avoid Heat Stroke The Dog Days of Summer are here, and that means the risks for heat exhaustion and heat stroke are rising, along with the temperature, with seniors particularly at risk. Older folks don’t adjust as well to changes in temperatures as younger people do, making them prime targets for […]

Moderate Exercise is Heart Healthy

Moderate Exercise is Heart Healthy

Moderate Exercise is Heart Healthy New research from Finland has found yet more evidence to suggest that physical activity can help boost heart health. The study, carried out by researchers from Florida International University, the University of Oulu, the University of Helsinki, and the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland, set out to […]

Surviving a Heat Wave This Summer, Stay Cool

Surviving a Heat Wave This Summer, Stay Cool

Surviving a Heat Wave This Summer, Stay Cool Seniors, children and people with chronic health problems are at higher risk for heat-related illness and death, especially in large cities, according to Dr. Robert Glatter an emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “Those who have high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, kidney […]

Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why?

Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why?

Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why? Consumers in the US spend about $30-B annually on alternative medicine, according to a newly published federal report from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), in which 44,743 individuals in the US aged 4 and above participated. The Big Q: Why do people in America spend […]

The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire

The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire

The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire In Alberta, Canada there is a Province wide ban on open fires, including campfires and the use of charcoal briquettes. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went to Fort McMurray Friday to survey the damage firsthand and meet with emergency responders. He was also meeting Alberta Premier Rachel Notley in Edmonton. As crews […]

Exercise Promotes Psychological Health & Good Mood

Exercise Promotes Psychological Health & Good Mood

Exercise Promotes Psychological Health & Good Mood Memory and cognition are the extra benefits associated with physical fitness. Exercise is known to dispel depression, and in many cases more effectively than antidepressants. One of the Key ways exercise promotes mental health is by normalizing insulin resistance and boosting natural “feel good” hormones and neurotransmitters associated […]