How to lower your cholesterol without drugs

You can begin to reduce your "bad" LDL cholesterol naturally by making a few simple changes in your diet. If your cholesterol is creeping upward, your doctor has probably told you that diet and exercise—the traditional cornerstones of heart health—could help to bring it down. And if you'd prefer to make just one change at a time to lower your cholesterol naturally, you might want to begin with your diet. A major analysis of several controlled trials involving hundreds of men and women found that dietary changes reduced LDL and total cholesterol while exercise alone had no effect on either. (However, adding aerobic exercise did enhance the lipid-lowering effects of a heart-healthy diet.) More »

Where did I put that? Tips to improve your memory

Using tools such as calendars, cellphone alarms, and organizing apps can aid with memory. Low-tech techniques like saying names aloud and breaking down tasks into smaller chunks can also be effective ways to remember new information.  More »

What to do about thinning hair

Age-related and female-pattern hair loss are common in women. Although there is no cure that can completely restore lost hair, some treatments can create a thicker look. Wigs, creative styling, and other camouflage techniques can improve appearance if hair can’t be restored. (Locked) More »