You may not think a glass of water is important. But if you don’t drink enough water, you are endangering your health. Dehydration, which happens when you don’t take in enough fluids, is more prevalent and more dangerous in the elderly, according
By Lorie Parch for Next Avenue
Nothing’s more important than family and friends, right? Few disagree, and we cherish the people we can depend on. In fact, you may be one of those
By Linda Bernstein for Next Avenue
Last month my daughter got married. During the ceremony, she and her husband gazed at each other adoringly and joy seemed to exude from every pore in their bodies. I found myself wondering, Have any two people ever been so in love?
If you have high cholesterol levels in your blood, the amount of fat you eat is more important than the amount of dietary cholesterol you eat, experts say. New dietary guidelines will probably no longer warn against eggs, shellfish and other foods
They are teachers, farmers, veterans, homemakers, entrepreneurs and nurses, among many others. Some have resumed art after putting it aside for a career, others have been creating beautiful pieces throughout their lives, and others never picked
Leg discomfort can knock you off your feet for a variety of reasons — but it should never be ignored
By Winnie Yu for Next Avenue
Aching calves, burning legs, numbness in the feet — pain and discomfort in the lower extremities is a common complaint that sends many of us to our doctors seeking relief.
Too often, doctors and caregivers see symptoms of dementia as permanent when the problem may be a simple infection
By Gary Drevitch for Next Avenue
Among the myriad ways my kids have it better than me: As a child, I had only two grandparents, one of whom died when I was still very young. But my kids, at least the older two, were born with a full complement of
It’s not just Christmastime. Facing Valentine’s Day after the death of your loved one can be especially difficult. There are many ads and stories to remind us that our Valentine is gone. Bittersweet is an apt description – precious memories mixed
Over the past few months, I’ve had to make more than my usual share of calls to customer-service centers. The calls dealt with issues mundane (trying to learn what happened to an undelivered
Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America (PMMA), a not-for-profit system of 18