Mixed Health Messages on Calcium, Vitamin D, from USPSTF

Women have long been advised to take calcium supplements to help strengthen bones as we age. Vitiamin D supplements have also been a major topic of health reporting lately, with many recent studies touting its benefits for everything from minimizing cardiovascular risk to tooth loss. However, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now says that […]

Eating Right to Fight Cancer

It’s not just what you eat, but how you eat that keeps you healthy, say researchers at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Using the right combination of unrefined carbs and protein (100-200 calories) and snacking every few hours, keeps blood sugar levels steadier, and your body healthier.  “Eating a healthy meal or snack […]

Obama to Congress: Quality, not Quantity of Care

The President laid out the agenda for his second administration in last night’s State of the Union address. Tucked among the many issues he spoke about included a short push for continued evolution of health care.  While his comments on this were brief, they were promising for the future of senior’s health. our medical bills […]