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No Signs of Heart Disease? Not so Fast
Over 40 percent of adults with no obvious signs of heart disease still had some degree of plaque buildup.
A Simpler, More Accurate, COVID Test
A saliva COVID test called DRUL is safer, more sensitive, and less expensive than comparable COVID screening tools. Just spit into a cup.
Too Much Time on Your Hands?
There's a sweet spot when it comes to free time: Too little of it and you're stressed. Too much, and productivity and happiness decline.
A-Fib and Alcohol
Drinking alcohol is risky for people who occasionally experience an irregular heartbeat. Even one drink can trigger an episode of A-Fib.
Prostatitis Pain? Try Acupuncture
Prostatitis is painful, and acupuncture has been found to offer lasting help. It eases other painful conditions, too.
Don't Stay Thirsty — Hydrate for Heart Health
Drinking too little fluid in midlife is associated with a risk of heart failure in later life. Stay hydrated: Aim for a couple quarts a day.
Vaccines Versus COVID Variants
As new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus emerge, researchers are figuring out the kind of protection vaccines offer and how long it lasts.
Listen to Your Gut, Protect Your Heart
We now know more about what makes a high fat diet so damaging to our cardiovascular systems. It begins in the gut.
It's Probably Not Your Metabolism...
Think your weight gain is caused by a slower metabolism? Think again -- unless you're in your 90s. Consider eating less, exercising more.
Being Heard Shapes the Brain
Seniors stay more resilient mentally if they have people they can talk things over with who really listen. How are your listening skills?
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