Recipe: Chicken and Broccoli Slaw Wrap

Fresh meats, fish/seafood and poultry aren’t just more delicious, they’re much healthier than processed meats. When you make sandwiches or wraps, try to minimize processed products like deli/luncheon meats, sausages, bacon and smoked meats. This chicken and broccoli slaw wrap is big on flavor — and on fresh, nutritious ingredients. Ingredients 3 cups broccoli slaw … Read More

Robotic Bypass & Back to Life (Video)

Bouncing back from a major bypass surgery… It’s possible with the help of robots. Today’s advanced robotic bypass surgery techniques give doctors a better view of what’s inside thanks to 3-D imaging and magnification. And forget the “open” part of the heart surgery—these procedures use tiny incisions, so patients heal within weeks rather than months. Just … Read More

Do You Need a Shot for Shingles? (Video)

Shingles is a skin rash caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox — and it can be just as painful and uncomfortable. Even worse, shingles often recurs. But you can be vaccinated to decrease your risk. Who is most at risk? Advanced age or a weakened immune system can make people more vulnerable to contracting shingles. … Read More

Bad Reactions to Temporary Henna Tattoos

You’re on spring or summer break, walking the beach and boardwalk with your friends. You spot a temporary tattoo kiosk. You think, “Why not?” Get some cool body art to show off — and all without dreaded permanent Tattoo Regret. Yet even with temporary tattoos you need to be sure of what you’re getting into. … Read More

Simple Ways to De-stress at Work

Is your job stressing you out? Don’t worry, you’re in good company. Three-quarters of Americans consider their jobs stressful, according to a survey by the American Psychological Association. There are simple ways to de-stress and make your work life a little easier to handle. Cleveland Clinic behavioral health expert Jane Ehrman, MEd, has some suggestions. … Read More

Women: You Can Beat Heart Disease (Video)

Though heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women, says Holly L. Thacker, MD, the good news is that the risk is within our control. And the sooner in our lives we take steps, the better. Everything from eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, healthy oils and whole grains, to making … Read More

Anemia Drug Not Effective For Heart Failure

A drug commonly used to treat anemia in heart failure patients isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. Turns out, darbepoetin alfa (Aransep®), does not improve patients’ health or reduce their risk of death from heart failure. This news comes from the results of an international study that were presented at the American College of … Read More

Sex Drive and Menopause: 50 Shades of Normal

Sex and menopause may seem like odd bedfellows. Especially if you’re one of the 15 to 70 percent of menopausal or postmenopausal women with sexual dysfunction, such as low desire or painful intercourse. Why do studies report such varying percentages? Perhaps because when it comes to sex, there are 50 shades of “normal,” according to … Read More