Take time to find the right antidepressant

By: Suzy Cohen
Posted on: November 19, 2019

First, let me say I am not a fan of medicating normal, regular sadness that we encounter in our lives, such as the melancholy associated with losing a job, or when a friend leaves town, or for hormonal cycles. But there are people who are truly depressed and experiencing the urge to harm themselves. We need to be loving and gentle with them, and if they need medicine, so be it. So... READ MORE

Happy retirees share socializing secrets

By: Janet Bodnar
Posted on: November 18, 2019

When I asked readers to share their experiences with being single in retirement, you didn’t let me down. Not only did you offer useful advice, but you also came up with out-of-the-box ideas. And all of your stories are just as valuable for retirees who have a spouse or partner. Not surprisingly, a number of you recommended volunteering as a way to socialize. For example, Ed... READ MORE

So many different benefits of gardening

By:  Emma Patch
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Each autumn, the fruits of the harvest fill the shelves of local groceries and farmers markets, a colorful reminder of the many nutritional benefits of fresh produce. But growing your own produce offers equally sustaining, though perhaps less visible, benefits. Beyond reduced grocery expenses, gardening offers many positive effects financially. A garden may be a good way to improve... READ MORE

When does drinking become a problem?

By: Marcelo Campos, M.D.
Posted on: November 18, 2019

The rise of the opioid epidemic in the U.S. has rightly caught our attention, but overshadowed a much more common problem: alcohol. Stories about underage drinking, blacking out and harmful behavior associated with alcohol use are common. In the U.S. from 2006 to 2010, 88,000 deaths annually, or almost 10% of all deaths, were associated with alcohol. While many people are becoming... READ MORE

3 delicious chicken rubs and marinades

By: EatingWell.com
Posted on: November 15, 2019

If you have soy sauce, garlic powder, paprika, balsamic vinegar and garlic in your pantry you can throw together a flavorful rub or marinade in minutes. That’s all you need to take chicken breast from flat to bodacious, upping its juiciness without sacrificing its lean profile. Even better, when you opt for a homemade marinade over store-bought, you can skip the preservatives,... READ MORE

How to learn about health studies for you

By: Margaret Foster
Posted on: November 15, 2019

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer or another disease, medical researchers need you. Patients can choose to add their name and medical information to a “disease registry,” a secure database of people who suffer from a particular disease. Together, they form a cohort or group that researchers can learn from over time in the hopes of finding cures. It’s also useful for... READ MORE