So many Americans, myself included, struggle to get a good night’s sleep.
Sometimes sleep problems are transient. Illness, a new baby, shift work, anxiety, grief, or many other life events can cause us to lose sleep.
But if the occasional night of wakefulness turns into weeks or months of sleepless misery, that’s insomnia. Insomnia is a physical condition that should be taken seriously and treated with the help of a … read on
I was flipping pages in a health magazine recently and ran across an ad for Eggland’s Best nutrient-fortified eggs.
The ad claims these eggs are superior because they “have more of the delicious, farm-fresh taste you and your family love,” plus “6 times more vitamin D, 10 times more vitamin E, and 25% less saturated fat than ordinary eggs.”
Are these statements true? And if they are, is the … read on
I got caught in a very common healthcare trap, and it could have cost me over $200.
I went in for my “free” annual exam that health insurance plans must cover as part of Obamacare’s preventive health benefits.
Typically, these exams—also known as Adult Wellness Visits (AWV)—are opportunities for the physician to tick a lot of boxes about your health habits (smoking, drinking, sex, etc.) and schedule you for a … read on
We know that the cholesterol-lowering drugs, statins, can help prevent heart attacks and strokes in people with known cardiovascular disease, such as someone who has already had a heart attack, or who smokes and has high blood pressure.
(It’s less clear if statins are helpful in healthy individuals with no risk factors for heart disease other … read on
I am fortunate to live in an area that has abundant Farmers Markets that operate year-round. They not only offer fresh, locally-grown produce, but baked goods, jams & jellies, cheeses, nuts, cut flowers, and a variety of local artisan crafts.
The summer months are my favorite. I can find summer fruits that are at their peak of ripeness and flavor, unlike the under-ripe, flavorless versions that … read on