As we age, the risk of falling increases and becomes increasingly perilous. A fall can be a real health setback for a frail, elderly person. And, more older adults are dying from falls today than 20 years ago. A recent study showed that more than 25,000 U.S. adults age 75 or above died from a fall in … Continue reading Simple Ways To Prevent Falls In Older Adults
Welcome to parenthood! For many of us, parenthood is like being air-dropped into a foreign land, where protohumans rule and communication is performed through cryptic screams and colorful fluids. And to top it off, in this new world, sleep is like gold: precious and rare. (Oh, so precious.) To read the entire NPR article, click … Continue reading Sleep Training Truths: What Science Can (And Can’t) Tell Us About Crying It Out
Heart disease is the leading cause of disability and death worldwide. About 2,200 people in the U.S. die per day due to cardiovascular problems, or one every 40 seconds. With that in mind, if you knew that you could help keep your heart healthy by eating just a little bit less every day — about six standard-size Oreos’ worth … Continue reading Cutting Just 300 Calories Per Day May Keep Your Heart Healthy
Hand dryers are ubiquitous in public restrooms, but according to research recently published in the Canadian journal Paediatrics & Child Health, the noise they make may be harmful to children’s ears. And the study’s author can speak from personal experience. To read the entire NPR article, click here
Summer is a time of travel and fun. But with every bed an exhausted traveler falls into after a day of sightseeing, the chances of bringing home an unwanted bug increase. Bedbugs don’t fly or jump or come in from your garden. They crawl very quickly and are great at hiding in your luggage when … Continue reading How Best To Snag And Destroy Bedbugs?
Finding a good primary care doctor can feel a little bit like dating. It’s awkward. Your expectations are high. You know it’s rough out there, but you’re still secretly hoping to find the one. So where do you begin? Just like dating, finding a doctor you click with is all about trusting your intuition. Click … Continue reading How To Pick A Doctor (Or Break Up With One)