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Exercise Forces Adaptation

We live in a stress-filled world. We think of stress as negative, and it certainly is when accompanied by worry, lack of proper rest, and fruitless or even harmful activity. But stress can also move us out of our comfort zone as we attempt to better adjust to our...

The Dark Side of Sugar — a Doorway to Disease

“Train the pallet” — that’s what wine tasters and connoisseurs do so that they can enjoy fine differences in food. They have learned to detect minute changes in flavors and then they expect them and seek them out. Also, notice how people from different cultures often...

Vascular health Means Lower Inflammation

COVID-19 brought new attention to lung function. But underlying that is really the issue of vascular health. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), which results in patients going on a ventilator, is not a failure of the lungs, but the blood vessels lining the...

Knowledge is Power — Understand the Cancer Stem Cell

When your life is on the line, getting the best treatment can mean the difference between life or death. And when faced with a diagnosis of cancer, you will be under pressure to act quickly. How do you decide which treatment program to accept? Which doctor, and which...

Stay Mentally Sharp at Any Age

What concerns you the most when you consider growing into your later years?  Loss of strength?   Susceptibility to disease?  Frailty?  Inability to care for yourself?  While those are on many people's’ minds, the top concern is often dementia — severe loss of mental...

Iron Ages You

Iron oxide — that’s the chemical term for rust. When rust hits your car, it looks old, and when it hits engine parts, they start falling apart. If your car is only a few years old, yet has noticeable rust, it appears to be an old car. Worse, it really is old,...

Recycling Means Longer Life

Recycling — something hardly done a few decades ago is now commonplace. When recycling was built in to the municipality trash disposal process, it was no longer difficult to do and people started seriously participating. Why take precious resources and make everything...

Aging is Inflammation

Heads I win, tails you lose — sometimes there is no good option. As science attempts to conquer the mystery of aging, it has to limit the number of variables in running studies and experiments. And sometimes it cuts out the most important variable. Here is an example....