What's new in nutritional guidelines?

The new USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans offer advice to encourage healthier eating patterns based on the latest nutritional science. Older men should pay attention to four areas: varying their diet, focusing more on healthy fat than total fat, curbing their daily sugar intake, and cutting sodium while adding potassium.  More »

The best ways to treat spider veins

There are two common treatments for spider veins. Sclerotherapy is better for larger veins but involves needles and injections. Laser therapy can be as effective for smaller veins, but it may result in loss of skin pigment, especially in darker-skinned individuals.  (Locked) More »

Retired men at work

Research has found that seniors who continue to work after age 65 are healthier than retirees. They are almost three times more likely to report being in good health compared with those who had retired, and are half as likely to be diagnosed with serious conditions like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. (Locked) More »

Shaking off shingles

One in three adults is predicted to get shingles at some point. It is essential to seek immediate medical attention, as untreated shingles can increase your risk for chronic pain, blindness, and other long-term health problems, including cardiovascular problems. (Locked) More »

Put your heart in the right place

Cardiac rehabilitation can speed recovery from a recent heart attack, stroke or heart-related surgery. It is also helpful for people diagnosed as a high risk for cardiovascular disease. However, many eligible patients do not partake. Eligible patients need to be proactive and discuss this option with their physician. (Locked) More »

Straight talk about oral health

The condition of your teeth and gums can often show warning signs of problems, from potential tooth loss to possible cardiovascular disease and cancer. Besides regular dental visits and lifestyle changes, adopting a more dedicated oral hygiene routine can reduce your risk of gum disease.  (Locked) More »

Men's hearts age differently from women's

Men's and women's hearts age differently, even though heart disease treatment for both sexes is the same, says a new study. Researchers suggest that future treatment for men may need to be different. More »