To Your Health Newsletter

To Your Health Newsletter

June, 2019 (Vol. 13, Issue 13)
Too Many Seniors Are Falling (and Dying), But Here's How to Fix It

Seniors have always been at a higher risk of falling, with the exception of babies first learning how to stand and walk. With age, our strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, vision and awareness can all suffer to varying degrees, making a fall more likely. Medication use and chronic health conditions can also play a role. Unfortunately, more seniors are dying from falls these days. The cause is unclear, but we do know ways to reduce their risk of suffering a fall. Here are some simple suggestions.

Close Your Eyes & Get Healthy

Rest Easy: 5 Ways to Get Better Sleep Tonight

Back Pain Basics

Are You Suffering From the #1 Cause of Worldwide Disability?

Eat to Win

Is Your Daughter Eating Enough ... Especially If She's an Athlete?

Show Yourself a Little Love

If You're Overworked, Your Heart Can Feel It

Heartburn Drugs Just
Aren't Worth the Risk

Faced with heartburn, ulcers or acid reflux – or heart disease, chronic kidney disease or upper GI cancer, which would you choose? We like to think you'd do everything possible to avoid the second set of health woes. Here's one way to do it: avoid extended use of proton-pump inhibitors, commonly used to manage gastric acid-related issues such as heartburn.

Low Carb or Low Fat: Which Is Better for a Healthy Heart?

Debate rages on as to which dietary strategy can best achieve weight loss, but let's go beyond the pounds to address an even more important issue: Which is better for your heart? For the purpose of this discussion, we'll compare low carb vs. low fat, and use results from a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine to draw our conclusions.

Your Sleep Habits
Are Making You Fat

A growing body of research connects how well you sleep with your weight. Inadequate sleep, poor-quality sleep, and even inconsistent sleep-wake times can all contribute to weight gain, usually via stress-induced eating, skipped meals, nighttime eating, etc. Here are two more potential culprits when it comes to how sleep habits can influence weight gain: lights and television.

Treating and Preventing Shin Splints

Here's an introduction to this common condition and information you should discuss with your doctor if you suspect you have shin splints.

Depressed by Poor Fitness

If you're not as fit as you'd like, you might feel down, despondent ... even depressed. There's a connection, particularly for women.