An epidemic of obesity, diabetes and heart disease, combined with a medical system that favors those with money, is shortening the lifespan of Americans, a Washington Post report says. (Photo: Joel Mayward, Creative Commons)
A new study concluded that when doctors prescribed fresh fruits and vegetables to patients, they showed better health hearts. What might a better diet do for your heart? Read or listen to this NPR report. (Photo: Creative Commons)
Everyone over 50 fears “the big A” — Altzheimer’s Disease, says brain neuroscientist Dr. Richard Restak. But Dr. Restak says that simple and practical lifestyle steps can keep your brain younger and active, as well as delay onset of dementia. The Guardian reports. (Photo: Pixabay.com)
Dangerous PFSA chemicals lurk in so much of what we eat, drink and use. Scientists are only beginning to understand how they’re impacting our health — and what to do about them. The New York Times Magazine. (Photo: Creative Commons)
Everyone knows that smoking damages health, but everyone also knows how hard it is to quit. But help is there. The American Lung Association has a trove of resources to encourage and equip people to stop. Publicize these in your congregation. (Photo: Creative Commons)
Alcohol is one of the most widely used and abused drugs in the world. When does alcohol consumption become a problem, and what to do about it? This National Institutes of Health brochure explains. Download and use at your church. (Photo: Creative Commons)
If you continually feel tired despite having a good night’s sleep, or if you’re always reaching for your fourth cup of coffee before noon just to stay awake, there might be some deeper medical issues involved. The Cleveland Clinic explores. (Photo: Creative Commons)
UV rays from the sun can cause skin damage in as little as 15 minutes, and Prolonged exposure and damage can lead to various forms skin cancer. But the Mayo Clinic offers nine commonsense tips to help protect your skin.
When it comes to longevity, it’s not all in your genes. You have a lot of say. Making better choices day by day, year by year, adds up to a longer, healthier, happier, fuller life. This article from AARP tells you how. (Photo: Vlada Karpovic, via Pexels)
Air conditioners are a godsend on the hottest days of the year for older people and those with asthma or other chronic health problems. But they can also be a source of illness, especially if there is mold in the system. Consumer Reports unpacks how to keep yourself cool — and healthy — this summer.