Healthy Living

Carbs Are Not Bad – Just Misunderstood

Useful tips for the 50+ gen and everyone else By Jennifer “Neily” Neily, MS, RDN, FAND~ Carbohydrates aren’t bad guys. They are, however, one of the six required nutrients broken down to give the body energy. How many people do you know went on a low-carb diet such as Atkins? Did they lose weight? Perhaps.

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Update Your Résumé for the 50+ Crowd

By Nickquolette Barrett~ Trying to find a job is harder than ever, now that we are amid a pandemic — especially for those over 50. Have you considered remote work in your job search? Working remotely for a job is the new thing for both job-seekers and companies looking to hire. The benefit of working

Sleep Problems Over 50

Tips for better rest By Mike McGee~ To sleep, or not to sleep, that is the question: If we feel tired and need a nap, or if our minds keep us from nightly slumber. Sleep — its riddles and its benefits — is the issue Dr. Michael K. Scullin and his colleagues research at Baylor

Talk Turmeric to Me

The herb’s spin and benefits By Mridula Nadamuni, MD~ Touted by some as a panacea for all ailments, the gold-hued spice turmeric has hit the mainstream in the United States. People seeking healing benefits for a variety of conditions are turning to turmeric as an adjunctive therapy. And it’s popular at trendy cafes, where you’ve

Colonoscopy vs. Cologuard

Do I Really Need to Go the Full Monty? By Anna Toker M.D.~ Colon cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in the US. It usually affects people over the age of 45, and it seldom has symptoms in the early stages. But colon cancer in the early stages is curable, and so the

Celebrating the Abundance of the Season

Celebrating the Abundance of the Season

By Sharon Kurtz | Photos by Sharon Kurtz  ~ Don’t you love summer?  When the Texas heat is in full swing, that’s when our gardens and farmers’ markets are chock-full of flavorful produce choices.  As soon as the first good tomatoes appear, I snatch them up. I buy fresh basil and a good-sized chunk of

Who Makes Medical Decisions If You Are Incapacitated?

By DeLila Bergan, JD, MA, HEC-C ~ It’s 2:00 A.M. when the phone rings. I answer it, groggily. The voice on the line asks if I know Mr. Wallace. I do, but why is anyone asking me? Mr. Wallace is my former father-in-law. His late son and I divorced more than 20 years ago, and I

The Best Way to a Healthy Brain is the Food We Eat

By Jaclyn Albin MD ~ The field of Nutritional Psychiatry helps us better understand the vital role our food plays in health outcomes. This research highlights the critical role of diet in protecting our mood, memory, and overall brain health. An important take-away of this new area of research is that the cardiovascular system supplies

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Journaling Ideas for Stress

By Tiffany Lord, RYT ~ Stressed or overwhelmed? Putting your feelings on paper can help shift your mood. Journaling is the adult version of writing in a diary. It’s an entirely personal practice, and your journal entries can be about anything. However, real change and awareness can only come when you are intentional with your

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