New hope in the new year

Find your sense of purpose and ways to connect with others

AUTHOR’S NOTE: Email #2 had the highest number of reads since the [daily emails about healthy aging] started last April. It must have hit home with many of our older adult population. Welcome to 2021! 2020 is finally over. Last year at this time, most of us could not image how 2020 would unfold. It has been an unprecedented journey […]

Meat can cause wheezing in children; methods to help declutter your mind

Q: My 10-year-old son is wheezing, so we took him to an allergist—no allergies. And it isn’t bronchitis. We’re stumped. Is there anything we might be overlooking that could account for this? —Kayla F., Ocala, Florida A: Wheezing, whether it’s a sign of undiagnosed allergies or asthma, or occurs on its own, is serious. It can cause sleep disruption, which […]

Safe ways to lose weight and keep it off

People have many options when they seek to lose weight. Fad diets may promise quick results, but highly restrictive eating plans or marathon workout sessions can be dangerous. Taking shortcuts or risks in the hopes of losing weight can lead to various health issues and ultimately put people’s overall health in serious jeopardy. Thankfully, there are many safe ways people […]

What is a plant-based diet? how to have a younger RealAge

Q: You keep saying we should eat a plantbased diet, but what does that mean exactly if I still eat meat? —Jose R., Boston A: Great question! A plant-based diet is one in which most of your nutrients come from a wide variety of colorful plants that add up to around seven to nine servings a day. Animal-based foods are […]

Starting at-home exercise routines; The dangers of skipping vaccinations

 Q: I’m melting into my sofa. Any suggestions for how to motivate myself to exercise and what to do while I am stuck indoors? —Stephen S., Santa Fe, N.M. A: We hear you. The gym is closed, or you don’t want to risk going there. The team sports … Please register for a free account or log in below to […]

Good riddance 2020? Not so fast!

Don’t lose sight of the positives this year

 We all know the negatives. Consequences of a rough 2020 will continue to impact all of our lives in some way, shape or form long into 2021. But this article isn’t about the negative, but rather the positive lessons that 2020 has taught us. 2020… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

MNsure sees slight increase in signups

STATEWIDE — From November 1 to December 22, 2020, more than 155,000 Minnesotans found health insurance coverage during MNsure’s eighth open enrollment period. A total of 122,269 Minnesotans signed up for private health plans through the exchange, whi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Risks of alternative cancer treatments; Foods to consider for preventing anemia

 Q: I have a bit of squamous cell skin cancer on my face. I’m hoping that black salve will knock it out without my having to have surgery or radiation. My wife says I have to ask you first. So? —Hank F., Livingston, N.J. A: Smart woman, your wi… Please register for a free account or log in below to […]


Small steps lead to more attentive eating

 I’d like to delve into a topic that has less to do with expending energy (exercise, movement, sports/recreation), and more to do with the intake of energy (i.e. one of my favorite activities: eating!) It is so easy for us to be critical about w… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Is your little one up and fussing at night?

Five steps to getting your baby to sleep through the night

There are some quick and easy things you can do to help your little one sleep all through the night and take long, restful naps during the day. In her article, Jen Hotakainen shares five steps to make this happen.If your baby or toddler is having tro… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

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