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A woman smiling while eating avocado toast in the kitchen.
By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
A Life Time coach shares the dos and don’ts she’s seen make the difference for clients when embarking on a new fitness or nutrition plan.
illustration of woman using tapping technique
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
This holistic-healing technique uses the body’s acupressure points to lower stress and reset your mind.
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By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
With a blend of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy, therapist and author Dr. Shefali offers a path to authenticity and liberation.
A Medicare enrollment form with a stethoscope on it
By Craig Cox
For reasons both political and pecuniary, attempts to expand Medicare benefits have always been a tough sell, despite the rising demands of an aging population. As Congress prepares to give it another shot, I’m hedging my bets.
pins create a "network" with string
By Courtney Helgoe
Why social determinants, such as access to quality housing, education, and fresh food, can have an impact on your well-being.
A woman holds red wooden heart next to her pelvis.
By Aviva Romm, MD
The menstrual cycle holds many clues to a woman’s overall health. Here’s how to identify what’s normal for you — and when to seek help.
a doctor holds test tubes with color tops
By Laine Bergeson Becco
Targeted lab testing can help provide root-cause data.
A remote workspace
By Jon Spayde
Whether we're working from home or in "third places" like coffee shops and coworking spaces, we are reinventing the way we work.
hands hold dirt with a small plant
By Courtney Helgoe
The health of the planet and of humans is one and the same.
a person picks up a psychedelic substance with a tweezers
By Kaelyn Riley
Some health providers are using psychedelics to help treat depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
A pair of black glasses with a vision chart in the background
By Craig Cox
At a time when impaired vision among the senior set is beginning to alarm some public-health experts, a surprising change in my own eyesight has me scrambling to get a better view of things.
a man meets with his doctor through a computer
By Laine Bergeson Becco
For those with chronic conditions, telemedicine is a boon.
a plastic water bottle and face mask float in water
By Michael Dregni
There's been a steep increase in the use of single-use plastic since the pandemic hit — here's why.
An illustration of a man walking up a staircase.
By Anika Christ, RD, CPT
While one-habit-at-a-time methods can be useful for some, many times a more holistic overhaul may be a more successful approach for getting you to your goal.
a cup of hot green tea
By Craig Cox
Drinking green tea at least three times a week is associated with a lower risk of heart disease and stroke, according to recent research.
two bikes sit alongside a biking trail with smoke and haze in the distance
By Craig Cox
Raging wildfires and other sources of airborne pollution are threatening more than our respiratory and circulatory systems. New research is strengthening the link between air quality and dementia.
a woman prepares to go for a walk or run with her smart watch and earphones
By Laine Bergeson Becco
The pros and cons of biotracking.
overhead image of 4 people holding hands
By Kaelyn Riley
Taking a more humane approach to addiction can help all of us.
Two wooden houses
By Craig Cox
Concerned that they may be called upon to provide full-time caregiving someday if a late-life romance leads to cohabitating, many older couples are choosing to follow their hearts — while maintaining separate residences.
an arrangement of calla lillies
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Death-positivity can help us reframe the end of life.
a woman holds an orange hand weight close to the camera
By Michael Dregni and Maggie Fazeli Fard
Regular movement is one of the best ways to tamp down inflammation — and up your immunity.
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