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Walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. Just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. It can also reduce your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers. Unlike some other forms of exercise, walking […]


A new treatment for obesity On June 4, 2021, the FDA announced the long-anticipated approval of Wegovy, an injectable medication taken once per week for weight management. Wegovy received significant media attention in the months preceding approval, with a New York Times article declaring it a “game changer,” MedPage Today reporting its “unprecedented results,” and […]


Easing summer swelling Tips to help you reduce puffiness in your feet and ankles and learn to recognize when it might be a sign of something more serious. It’s hot, you’ve been on your feet all day, and you know what’s coming — uncomfortably swollen feet and ankles. This common problem is not unexpected if […]

Cataract Surgery

Not yet ready for cataract surgery? Try these tips Starting around age 40, the lenses of your eyes start becoming cloudy, a condition known as cataracts. In many people, cataracts eventually become so dense that their vision becomes blurry or distorted. By age 80, more than half of Americans will have developed a cataract or […]


Prediabetes diagnosis as an older adult: What does it really mean? As our bodies age, the risk of type 2 diabetes increases. It is estimated that 25% of adults older than 65 have type 2 diabetes, while half of people over 65 have prediabetes. We know that having type 2 diabetes as an older adult […]

Heart Failure

Will new guidelines for heart failure affect you? Your heart is a muscular organ with four chambers. The right atrium and right ventricle collect oxygen-poor blood from the body and pump it to the lungs. The left atrium and left ventricle collect oxygenated blood from the lungs and pump it out to the body through […]


Polypharmacy Polypharmacy refers to taking multiple medications concurrently to manage coexisting health problems, such as diabetes and hypertension. Sometimes, polypharmacy becomes problematic, such as when patients are prescribed too many medications by multiple healthcare providers working independently of each other. Also, drug interactions can occur if no single healthcare provider knows the patient’s complete medication […]