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Black bean salad

A heart-healthy recipe that is easy to make and low in saturated fats and sodium

The PTSD crisis ignored: Americans wounded at home

Chicago’s Cook County Hospital has one of the busiest trauma centers in the nation, treating about 2,000 patients a year for gunshots, stabbings and other violent injuries. So when researchers started screening patients there for post-traumatic stress disorder in 2011, ...

Over-the-counter drugs: A prescription for confusion

Many consumers mistakenly assume that over-the-counter drugs can do no harm. But when improperly used, these medicines are lethal, killing hundreds of Americans and causing tens of thousands of hospitalizations every year, federal data show.

Changes in vision due to glaucoma

Glaucoma first affects peripheral, or side vision, but will progress if left untreated.

Glaucoma can strike at any age

Glaucoma often runs in families and, although it is more common in older people, it can strike at any age.

The best attack against glaucoma

Although glaucoma is not preventable, it can be detected and treated to prevent loss of vision.

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

People who have 20/20 vision can still have glaucoma

January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month

Because of Pap smears and vaccines for HPV, the incidence and death rates of cervical cancer have plummeted.

Thousands take on climbathon challenge to battle heart disease

Brigham and Women's Hospital's Climbathon participants will be taking the stairs of Exchange Place to promote a healthy lifestyle. Stairs are an easy way to incorporate exercise into your daily return.

The hidden salt: Americans eat twice the recommended daily allowance

Sodium, more commonly known as salt, can make some foods taste so much better, but it doesn’t do much for one’s health. Excess salt, especially when paired with reduced amounts of potassium, can increase the risk of high blood pressure. ...

Immunizations for the elderly

Many older adults assume that vaccinations are for young kids only. But with the development of new vaccines, such as Zoster for shingles, and the waning protection of the immune system, those 60 and older are advised to get protection ...

Recommended Guidelines for Vaccines

There are five vaccines that the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices currently recommends for older people. Three of the shots — for shingles, pneumonia and a booster for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) — are administered once, while protection ...

STDs and the Elderly

The incidence of sexually transmitted diseases is on the rise in older adults due in part to the high divorce rate. Older adults are less inclined to use condoms, which they tend to associate with protection against pregnancy rather than ...

a healthy daily eating plan

A daily eating plan should include a variety of whole foods, including fruits, vegetables and whole grains and low-fat proteins, such as legumes. Nuts and olive oil are good choices of health fats. The amount of food depends on one’s ...

T’ai chi helps improve balance in the elderly

T’ai chi, an ancient Chinese martial art, consists of a series of controlled and deliberate movements called forms. T’ai chi is recommended for people of all ages, particularly older adults, to increase strength, flexibility and stamina. Research has found that ...