Few Americans Have Good Cardio Metabolic Health

Cardiometabolic health encompasses a spectrum of conditions and risk factors. Issues in cardiometabolic health are one of the biggest burdens on the health care system and modern society. The progression from a society in which most people were moving throughout the day to one where many people spend an average of 10 hours a day … Read more

Exercise Can Cut All Sorts of Health Risks for Seniors. Here’s How to Get Going.

Imagine a medicine that reduced the death rate of breast cancer and risk of recurrent breast cancer by 50%, lowered the risks of colon cancer and type 2 diabetes by two-thirds, and those of heart disease, hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease by 40%. On top of that it can be as effective as antidepressants or cognitive … Read more

I’m 65 and know I need to exercise more — but I hate it. Here’s what I’m trying to turn it around.

I blame it all on Robert Preston — my dislike of exercise and fitness, that is. Now that I’m 65 and unretired and someone with Type 2 diabetes, I’m trying to change my attitude and habits about exercising (with mixed success). If you’re in your 60s or so, I’m here to tell you how and … Read more

The Truth About Low-Fat Versus Full-Fat Dairy

The era of low-fat food fixation is over with more healthcare professionals advising that the healthy fats found in foods such as olive oil, nuts, seeds, and avocados are good for you. But the jury remains out on dairy products. Organizations like the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics still recommend that you stick to skim … Read more

Men’s Health Week: Nutrition tips that every man should follow to stay healthy | Health

When it comes to health, men despite being more muscular, taller and stronger (physically) than women, are more at risk of certain diseases as compared to women especially chronic diseases. As men are more likely to die from heart disease, cancer and respiratory disease than women, on an average, they die five years earlier than … Read more

US Rep. Gaetz’s diagnosis of what’s driving insulin costs misses the root cause

At the end of March, after the House passed a bill that would cap the cost of insulin at $35 per month for insured consumers, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) tweeted about why he voted against the legislation. “Insulin price increases have more to do with increased consumer demand than the bad behavior of Big Pharma, … Read more

Nutrition tips for diabetes: How to create a healthy plate | Health

Your dietary habits can go a long way in managing your blood sugar levels and controlling diabetes. The metabolic disorder that once affected middle-aged and elderly is now impacting all age groups including young and children. Somewhere, our lifestyle choices have to be blamed that are making us more sedentary and unhealthy. (Also read: Diet … Read more

Black pepper: healthy or not? | Health

Everybody knows that consuming too much salt is bad for your health. But nobody ever mentions the potential impact of the other condiment in the cruet set: black pepper. Does it have an effect on your health? Certainly, people through the ages have thought so. Black pepper, the dried berries of the Piper nigrum vine, … Read more

Insurance company abuses are putting more patients’ care out of reach

Health insurance companies have long forced patients to jump through frustrating administrative hoops to get the care they need—but lately, their typical convoluted tactics have devolved into abusive practices that threaten the health and wellbeing of patients. When there was another disheartening surge in Covid-19 cases, President Joe Biden directed commercial insurers to reimburse consumers … Read more

Insulin copay cap passes house hurdle, but Senate looks for a broader bill

The chances of passing election-year legislation to help people afford insulin — which weeks ago seemed mired in political fighting — are looking brighter as a bipartisan effort to tackle the issue takes root in the Senate. That effort is still in the early stages, but it is moving forward with the support of Senate … Read more