Over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids are now available for purchase by consumers over the age of 18. This introduction in the hearing aid industry has been covered extensively by various media outlets recently. An overview and review of devices can be viewed here. Overall, I am pleased that OTC hearing aids
The most well-published community-based lifestyle intervention in the medical literature is also one of the most effective. CHIP, the Complete Health Improvement Program—now known as Pivio, may be “the most well-published community-based lifestyle interventions in the [medical] literature.” It is also one of the most effective, with clinical changes “approaching those outcomes
For as long as any of us can remember, our chronological age has been front and center in our lives. It started with birthday parties when we were very young and, probably thanks to the greeting card industry, birthday celebrations continue as long as we live – and sometimes beyond.
I have had interesting, increasingly frequent interactions about what may be perceived as a prevalent feeling of uncertainty in recent times. This theme is also scheduled for a dialogue at a Socrates Café. Confronting and accepting the unknown may evoke multiple reactions, “I accept what is.”, “This is difficult to
One of the best things about modern advances is the role that technology is playing in our day-to-day lives and the ways it is improving healthcare. As a leader in emerging tech and women’s health, it’s clear to me that technology is playing a key role in shaping our healthcare’s future.
What did a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study of a food that costs pennies a day for ragweed allergy sufferers find? A “great deal is asked of our immune system. It is firstly required to respond rapidly and violently to invaders, but at the same time limits both the duration of its response and the
Water plays a vital role in our health and wellbeing. We all know that drinking water regularly is critical for keeping our bodies hydrated, but did you know water activities can also keep us in great shape? Exercise is something we should all do regularly to stay fit, no matter
As we focus on this challenge to be active every day it is important to realize that rest is more than about doing nothing. It is deliberate. It is you giving yourself the freedom to do what you want with this day with no guilt and no regrets. Exercise without
In my book How Not to Die, I center my recommendations around a Daily Dozen checklist of everything I try to fit into my daily routine. In my book How Not to Die, I suggest we try to center our diets around whole plant foods. Some plants are healthier than others, though. Apparently, you can live for extended periods eating practically nothing
What are the effects of oatmeal, walnuts, extra virgin olive oil, and avocados on LDL cholesterol size? When a headline reads “Avocados could improve your cholesterol—and more,” the article and others like it are largely talking about substitution experiments, where avocado is added to the diet as a replacement for animal fats. In that case, it’s no wonder cholesterol goes down. Dairy and poultry are the two greatest