What you can do
Osteoporosis puts you in a higher risk of developing bone fractures. Taking the right steps in terms of diet, exercise habits and appropriate medication selection can keep that risk as low as possible.
The COVID-19 pandemic stands out as the most disruptive and deadly crisis in global public health in a century. Now a new era begins, fueled by safe and effective vaccines that have brought optimism and hope for the future. To make the most of what's next, experts say... Read More
You feel it in your heart. A quick couple of beats. A butterfly feeling in your chest. A trembling or quivering sensation. Pounding or skipping beats. These are palpitations. They're the most common reason people seek medical care for heart issues. In most cases, palpitations don't signal a... Read More
Give it a try If you're feeling inspired, try this recipe for tofu with bok choy for four people, adapted from The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook. 1 pound firm tofu, drained 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1... Read More
Technology is not just a tool for the young. The COVID-19 pandemic sped up the movement of basic tasks — ordering groceries, seeing a doctor, banking, connecting with friends — from in person to on screen. Still, it can be daunting to navigate these tech tools. Follow these tips:...Read More
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Replacing and regenerating the larynx
People with throat cancer who undergo a total laryngectomy — surgery to fully remove the voice box (larynx) — find their lives drastically changed. They must breathe through a hole in the neck (tracheostoma) and cannot speak with a natural voice. They must relearn how to speak, and their...Read More
Keep smartphones away from implantable heart devices
While many people still rely on cords to charge their cellphones, recent devices also offer wireless charging capabilities and can be charged when placed on top of a specialized pad or mat. This technology, which was expanded with the iPhone 12, creates opportunities for convenience. But it also requires...Read More
Is it really that important to have an advance directive in place?
A: Everyone, no matter the age or current health status, is encouraged to write out an advance health care directive. In an advance directive, you name someone to make medical decisions for you if you're unable to express your wishes. This is known as a power of attorney... Read More
How do I support my transgender grandchild?
A: First, you are off to a good start by choosing not to avoid the topic. While the question of pronouns is relatively straightforward, keep in mind that you have been using your grandchild's original pronoun for years and it's an established habit. It may take a while to change... Read More