Author: Rita Baron-Faust MPH

Saturday, July 26, 2014

How to Stop a Leaky Bladder

Scared to sneeze? These home exercises and insurance covered programs can top the leak or prevent it from getting worse.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Brain Training – Hype or Hope?

Brain training programs may be built on bad research – but a major new study shows how everyday tasks can help keep our brains sharp.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Your Meds Might Be Making You Sick

Mixing meds, vitamins and supplements can create a dangerous stew. Read up on the 8 medicines to avoid, warning signs and precautions you can take.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

7 Fall Risk Factors (Don’t Blame the Scatter Rug)

Each year, one in every three adults over 65 takes a tumble. We all know the basic precautions – but what about these 7 subtle causes no-one talks about?

Thursday, September 5, 2013

8 Foods to Ease Your Aches: A Pain-Fighting Menu

Scientists are exploring the pain-relieving properties of foods. We dug into the research to find the best bets for osteoarthritis and other painful conditions.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Volunteer Opportunity: Using Computer Games to Boost Memory

Researchers at New York’s Mount Sinai School of Medicine want to find out if specially designed games can enhance memory as we age – and they need your help.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Tai Chi for Older Newbies

Practicing tai chi is good for balance, bones, brains and other things we risk losing as we age. And there are YouTube videos to teach you.

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Easy Way to a Mediterranean Diet

The research is conclusive: A Mediterranean diet fights heart disease and protects the brain. Here are 8 foods you need and 4 you don’t.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Does New Alzheimer’s Research Offer Hope?

Scientists are exploring several new avenues in the search for an Alzheimer’s cure. But how much hope is there really?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Seven Health Myths

Wine is good. Eggs are bad. If e don’t use it we lose it… Much of the health wisdom we accumulate via online news ends up being false. Are any of your health beliefs among these myths?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Can You Believe the Health News?

A Mediterranean diet protects the heart, blueberries prevent Alzheimers… We’re drowning in hyped-up health news. Learn how to sort the reliable from the not-so.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

5 Reasons Why You May Need More Vitamin D

Updated with new info: One in four people over age 60 are deficient in vitamin D, and recent research points to a host of health problems associated with deficiencies in the “sunshine vitamin.”

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Is More Calcium Worse for Your Health?

Women have been told to take calcium for bone health. Now a study says too much may be risky. What’s a postmenopausal woman to do?

Thursday, January 31, 2013

DON’T Just Take 2 of These: Questioning Your Doc Could Save Your Life

Medication mistakes among people over age 65 cause almost 100,000 hospitalizations annually.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Research: First Smog, Now Smoking Linked to Rapidly Aging Brains

There’s brand new evidence that smoking could significantly speed up your chances of memory loss and cognitive decline, and even your risk of dementia.