A most essential benefit can’t wait

I planned to do a health news roundup for my last post of 2012. Yet it is difficult to think about choosing a handful of stories. Between the havoc created by hurricane Sandy and the unfathomable violence in Newtown CT, it seems like we have stumbled onto the set of a horror movie these last […]

6,000 Steps Towards Better Health

What can 6,000 steps do for you? Plenty, if you’re a woman in your mid-life years. A new study in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), says that’s how many steps each day it takes to reduce risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. Researchers analyzed regular physical activity — defined as […]