Recipe: Crispy, Baked Kale Chips

No potato chip can beat this crispy snack — it’s not only scrumptious but also super-nutritious! A serving only has 112 calories and 1 gram of saturated fat, and you get a whopping 309 percent of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin A, 201 percent vitamin C, 14 percent calcium and 10 percent iron. Enjoy these tasty … Read More

Tag-teaming Heart Failure

Living with heart failure can be tough. It can’t be cured. But it can be controlled, improving your quality of life. You don’t have to go it alone. If your primary doctor is part of patient-centered medical home practice, help and advice in controlling chronic diseases like CHF are much easier. Your primary care doctor, … Read More

Sunscreen: Best Beauty Secret

The best beauty lotion you can buy to slow signs of aging is actually inexpensive and available at any drugstore: it’s a bottle of sunscreen. People may believe that daily sun protection isn’t necessary, especially in the Midwest and Northeast, but experts say if you’re in the sun longer than 15 minutes total during the … Read More

Colic May Be Linked to Migraines in Children

The intense, non-stop crying of a baby with colic is often blamed on digestive trouble. But a new study says that in some babies colic may be linked with childhood migraines — and may even be an early form of migraine. If this link is proven after more research, it could offer hope that preventive … Read More

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Can Niacin Be Harmful to Control Cholesterol?

Most people who need to control their cholesterol levels are prescribed drugs called statins if lifestyle changes alone aren’t successful. Another agent that is sometimes used to manage cholesterol, niacin (or Vitamin B3), has been the subject of much debate, due to questions about its effectiveness and safety, and because of side effects such as … Read More

Good Chance Your Teen Texts While Driving

An alarming number of teens text while driving. Nearly 50 percent of the high school students surveyed in a new study admit they engage in texting while driving. The study also finds teens who text and drive are more likely to engage in other risky business behind the wheel, putting themselves and others in danger. … Read More

5 Tips for Women to Stay Fit After 50

As the years pass by, many women find that the lifestyle that worked in their 20s and 30s fails to achieve the same results in their 40s and 50s. As women reach their 50s (the average age of onset for menopause), they’ll have to compensate for hormonal, cardiovascular and muscle changes. Weight gain in aging … Read More

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5 Things You Need to Know About Lupus

When I mention lupus to my patients, sometimes I get a confused look because it’s not a well-understood condition. People wonder why the body would attack itself, as is the case with lupus and other autoimmune diseases. Here are five things many people don’t know about lupus: 1. Lupus affects nine times more women than … Read More

Fibromyalgia: 3 Ways to Improve Symptoms (Video)

Fibromyalgia is a very common condition that I see in my patients. It causes widespread pain – particularly in the neck and shoulders – and it can also cause sleep problems. It is associated with irritable bowel syndrome, depression and anxiety — but the good news is that there are ways to improve symptoms. What … Read More