You Can Strengthen Your Brain Power

We know that exercising your body can make your muscles and heart stronger. Increasingly, research shows that exercising your mind can make your brain more powerful, too.  One of the best ways to build mind power is to learn a new skill, a recent study found. A group of older adults who spent about 16 hours a week … Read More

Recipe: Easy Vegetable Tomato Soup

Soup is a great way to use leftover veggies.  Any vegetables you have on hand will work in this recipe so feel free to get creative! Use the half-empty bags of frozen vegetables, the last handful of baby carrots, or the leftover tomatoes you chopped for taco night. It’s a party of flavors, and all … Read More

Spinal Cord: The Concussion You’ve Never Heard Of

There’s no escaping the stream of headlines this football season about the effects of repeated concussions on the long-term mental health and mental function of football players. While the concerns behind those headlines focus on concussions involving brain injury, they’re only part of the concussion story in football. Less attention is paid to concussion to … Read More

The Diet Proven to Protect Your Heart (Infographic)

Paella or souvlaki – the choice is yours. Pick any traditional dish from the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea and you’re sure to be on your way to a healthier you. Loaded with fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, fish, lean meats and olive oil, the Mediterranean Diet is the diet research shows is best for your heart.

Living With Carotid Artery Disease

While most of us have heard that clogged arteries in the heart can lead to a heart attack, many people are unaware that a similar buildup in the arteries that supply blood to the brain can ultimately result in a stroke. This accumulation of cholesterol plaque is called atherosclerosis and when it builds up in … Read More

Don’t Despair If You Have Statin Intolerance (Video)

Statin medications (statins) are the first-line treatment for patients with high cholesterol and those diagnosed with coronary artery disease. Unfortunately, some patients find when they are first prescribed a statin that they are unable to tolerate the drug. However, don’t be disheartened if you have a problem or experience a side effect from a specific … Read More

7 Tips to Power Up With Protein

Contributor: Kylene Guerra, RD Protein is the rage these days, touted on many a power bar wrapper and used to fortify various cereals, crackers, bread – and even water! This is a slow-burning fuel. Because protein takes longer to digest, it keeps you feeling full: good news for people trying to lose weight. It’s also … Read More