Summer bean, corn and avocado salad

By: America’s Test Kitchen
Posted on: June 15, 2020

For an easy, light, summertime bean salad, we combined fiber-rich black beans with fresh corn, bright tomato and creamy avocado. Toasting the corn in a skillet until golden brown will bring out its natural sweetness.  Chipotle chile, cilantro and lime juice provide the perfect Southwestern flavor profile to this easy-to-prepare salad.  Fresh corn is important for the flavor of... READ MORE

Check out any bleeding after menopause

By: Kelly Bilodeau
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Bleeding after menopause can be disconcerting, but the good news is, more than 90% of the time it’s not caused by a serious condition, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine.  That said, the study also reinforces the idea that postmenopausal bleeding should always be checked out by your doctor to rule out endometrial cancer, a cancer of the uterine lining, according to Ross... READ MORE

Ginger spices up foods and relieves pain

By: Lori Zanteson
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Bold, aromatic and pungent, ginger (also called ginger root) has spiced up palates and herbal remedies for thousands of years. The folklore Thought to be native to southeastern Asia, ginger had long been prized in India, China and the Middle East, before the Chinese brought it to Rome when it grew in demand and became widely traded.  It’s been used extensively in the treatment of... READ MORE

Q and As on fainting and forgetfulness

By: Howard LeWine, M.D.
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Q: What happens inside the body when a person faints? A: Fainting occurs when something interrupts blood flow to the brain. Although usually harmless, fainting can cause injuries and sometimes signals a problem with the heart or circulatory system. If you faint, it’s worth talking with your doctor, especially if there doesn’t seem to be an explanation. Some basic physiology... READ MORE

Celery boasts numerous health benefits

By: Cynthia Sass
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Celery juice has become a sensation recently. That fad aside (and with the lack of solid support for many of the claims), here’s the lowdown on celery’s nutrients and some of its research-backed potential health benefits: Celery is low in calories and hydrating. One large stalk contains a mere 7 calories and packs 2 ounces of water. That means that chowing down on six stalks adds up... READ MORE

What diabetics should know about COVID

By: Jim Miller
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are both in our late 60s, and have diabetes. We would like to find out if our diabetes increases our risk of getting the coronavirus. Concerned Diabetics Dear Concerned, Currently, there’s not enough data to show that people with diabetes are more likely to get coronavirus (COVID-19) than the general population. But the problem for diabetics is, ... READ MORE