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Protecting Your Aging Eyes

It’s no secret that your view of the world can change as you get older—and it’s not just a matter of gaining a wiser perspective: Your vision can change as well, especially if you develop one of the eye diseases associated with aging. That’s why the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends, at a minimum, a […]

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Know the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack

What are the facts? A heart attack happens when the blood supply to the heart is cut off. Cells in the heart muscle that do not receive enough oxygen-carrying blood begin to die. The more time that passes without treatment to restore blood flow, the greater the damage to the heart. Every year about 790,000 […]

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Cocktail Calorie Countdown

This chart, with information from the National Institutes of Health, provides a rough idea of how many calories are in cocktails, based on recipes from some popular bartender guides. If you—or your bartender—pour with a heavier hand, as many people do, that can easily double or even triple the calories (as well as cause you […]

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Know Your Diabetes Risk: November is Diabetes Month

According to the American Diabetes Association, 29.1 million Americans have diabetes, and 1 out of 4 don’t know they have diabetes. Those are sobering statistics because the risk of death for adults with diabetes is 50% higher than for adults without diabetes. Knowing the prevalence and dangers of diabetes are compelling incentives to schedule an […]

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How to Fit 150 Minutes of Exercise Into Your Busy Week

For those with demanding work schedules and chaotic family life, fitting in the time to exercise each week can easily become neglected over time. Studies show that just 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise per week can lead to improvements in cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, medication dosages, and quality of sleep. One of the […]

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