Should You Weigh Yourself Every Day?

For those wishing to lose weight and keep it off, here’s a simple strategy that works: step on a scale each day and track the results. A two-year study from Cornell University, recently published in the Journal of Obesity, found that frequent self-weighing and tracking results on a chart were effective for both losing weight… Read More

Confusion and Forgetfulness: The Right Diagnosis Is Important

Carolyn was worried about her 82-year-old mother. Mom, always so active and independent, had stopped going outside. Her condo was untidy, and there was little nourishing food in the kitchen. Mom seemed forgetful and her speech was slurred. Carolyn insisted that Mom go to the doctor to discuss the possibility of Alzheimer’s disease. The doctor… Read More

For Many Seniors, Good Health Is a Balancing Act

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of injuries in older adults. Many of these injuries are fatal. Nearly one out of three older adults falls each year. While not all falls are caused by balance disorders, many are. Older Americans are at greater risk for balance… Read More

Banish Ticks from Your Yard

This is the time of year when most of us enjoy spending more time outdoors. It’s also the time of year when we should be on the lookout for ticks. These unwanted insect hitchhikers are not only annoying, but can also spread a number of diseases, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia and… Read More