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How to Recognize Risks and Symptoms of Blood Clots

By Dr. David Severance, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare of Colorado ~ On average, 274 people die each day from blood clots – that’s one person every six minutes. Yet, what may be even more surprising is that fewer than one in four people realize they have the signs and symptoms of a blood clot.

Creative Eldering: Be Good To Your Pancreas, It Might Help Your Blood Sugar Level

There are at least 220 million people with diabetes worldwide, and as of 2009 every three minutes an additional person is diagnosed with diabetes.1 You yourself probably know someone struggling with one of its three types, especially Diabetes type II, which effects all age groups in all “modern cultures” (cultures who eat processed foods). You […]

Restore Your Health: Nutrients In & Toxins Out

By Cate Reade, MS, RD, SFS ~ Just like the three little pigs chose different materials to build their homes, every day we choose foods to build our permanent home, our body. Some choices are definitely better than others. Food is information that influences health from head to toe.

Increase Your Physical Stamina for Remarkable Health Benefits

Physical stamina is vital to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle.  There is a saying, “you are what you eat,” and while this is very true, doing the right type of exercise, as well as paying attention to your diet, will ensure that you remain physically and mentally active and keep your physical stamina at its […]

Join the AARP Fit & Fun Health Challenge

It is spring and time to get healthier and start walking together with AARP’s annual walking challenge and sweepstakes. The challenge? Starting May 1, walk 30 minutes a day for eight weeks. Then visit the site daily to track your progress. Get inspired by AARP Wellness Ambassador Denise Austin and share photos with walkers across […]

Alzheimer’s disease is not limited to the elderly

A man in his early 50s experiences personality changes that baffle his family and land him in jail when police don’t know how to deal with him… A 58-year-old business executive gets lost on the way home from work – a route he’s driven for more than 10 years… Severe memory lapses lead a rising […]

Creative Eldering – Depression Avoidance Strategies

Have you been down and blue, moody and hopeless? Are you thinking that nothing is going your way? Are you holding on to the lyrics of that old blues tune “Born under a Bad Sign” by Albert King? The refrain of his hit song is “Born under a bad sign. Been down since I began […]

Know the Difference Between a Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest

By Dr. Michael D. Horowitz, National Medical Director for Optum Health ~ Crushing chest pain, shortness of breath and pain in the neck and arms are all classic telltale signs of a heart attack, but aren’t those also the symptoms of cardiac arrest? Contrary to what many people may believe, these two conditions are different, […]

Blood pressure risk for African Americans poses Alzheimer’s threat

A recent research study released by Rutgers University regarding extremely high blood pressure rates among inner-city African Americans highlights concerns that this same population group is facing abnormally high risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Compared to the national average, inner-city African Americans were found by Rutgers researchers to be five […]

Creative Eldering – The Hidden Truth About Atherosclerosis And Heart Disease

Most people think (unfortunately have been brainwashed to think) that the secret to avoiding clogged arteries, heart attacks, and strokes is to be sure you take a statin drug every day for the rest of your life. NOT TRUE. That old outdated premise should have been thrown out decades ago.

Restore Your Health: Love Thy Self

By Cate Reade, MS, RD, SFS ~ The most powerful step to living healthier and happier begins with loving yourself completely. Thoughts and emotions affect gene expression for better or for worse. The mind and body act together as one every moment of every day to sense the environment and respond for survival. Positive, loving thoughts […]

Creative Eldering: Do-It-Yourself Immunity Building

Surely you have seen plans for building your own workbench, resurfacing your own countertops, or even building your own deck. But have you heard of building up your own immune system? Likely not. For the average person, their standard American diet (S.A.D.) and typical sedentary lifestyle probably contributes to weakening or “deconstructing” their immune system […]

Diabetes Care in 2019

By  Peter Rice, PharmD, CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy ~ Many folks make resolutions for New Years and have spent a good amount of time deciding what to do differently in 2019. But if you are a patient with diabetes (about 25% of seniors have diabetes), or a health professional caring for diabetic patients, you have […]

Make better brain health your top New Year’s resolution for 2019

Alzheimer’s disease is expected to impact nearly 14 million Americans by 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. So, as you set your New Year’s resolutions for 2019, consider the following ways to maintain and improve your cognitive function. Research has shown lifestyle changes like improving diet and exercising regularly have helped drive down death rates […]

Restore Your Health: A Lifestyle Prescription

Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ Each one of us is as unique as our own fingerprint. We all have different experiences, perspectives, genes, and abilities which is why the “one-size-fits-all” approach to health doesn’t work, and never will. It’s also a major reason not to set another lofty New Year’s resolution only to feel like […]

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