10 different ways to jazz up whole grains

By: EatingWell.com
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Do you have a hard time getting enough whole grains into your diet on a regular basis? Perhaps you need more inspiration. Rather than thinking of grains as a plain accompaniment to a main course, think of them as a blank canvas, waiting to be dressed up and flavored in any number of delicious ways. Next time you find yourself underwhelmed by the grains in your cupboard, consider the... READ MORE

Minimally invasive surgery for heart valve

By: Joseph Dearani, M.D.
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Dear Mayo Clinic: Is minimally invasive heart surgery to repair a mitral valve a safer option than open-heart surgery? Is it common for a surgeon to have to switch to an open-heart procedure after starting the surgery? A: Both minimally invasive heart surgery and traditional surgery that involves opening the chest bone — a procedure known as sternotomy — are safe, effective ways to... READ MORE

Strengthen your core in minutes a day

By: Matthew Solan
Posted on: August 13, 2020

The best exercise I do only takes a minute. Granted, it is often the longest and most grueling 60 seconds of my life. I sweat, I shake, and I often collapse in relief when it’s over. But spending quality time in a plank pose always pays off. The plank pose is holding a push-up position while resting on your forearms. This simple move is the ideal exercise for strengthening crucial... READ MORE

Ways to overcome the effects of chemo

By: Jorg Dietrich, M.D., Ph.D.
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Some of the most common symptoms experienced by cancer patients are memory problems, difficulties with multitasking, and reduced attention and concentration. Historically, cancer patients with these symptoms were often diagnosed with depression. Research over the past decade has revealed that many cancer patients experience these symptoms as a consequence of specific damage to the brain... READ MORE

Tools that can help you stop smoking

By: Ivey Noojin
Posted on: August 12, 2020

Dear Savvy Senior, I understand that COVID-19 hits smokers a lot harder than nonsmokers, but quitting at my age is very difficult. Does Medicare offer any coverage that helps beneficiaries quit smoking?  —Must Quit Dear Must, It’s true. Smokers and vapers have a higher risk of severe COVID-19 infection, as the coronavirus attacks the lungs. That’s why quitting now is more... READ MORE

Study suggests red light improves vision

By: Courtesy of University College London
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Staring at a deep red light for three minutes a day can significantly improve declining eyesight, according to a new study from University College London, the first of its kind in humans. Scientists believe the discovery, published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, could signal the dawn of new, affordable home-based eye therapies,... READ MORE