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Most people consume grains as part of their diets. However, many of those foods contain refined grains, which have had most or all of the natural nutrition processed away. Many refined grains — such as white bread, white rice and enriched pasta — are fortified and enriched [...]
The metered dose inhaler is one of the most common types of inhalers in treating airway disorders such as asthma. However, it’s estimated that fewer than half the people who use them do so correctly. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your inhaler: [...]
Everyone’s feet sweat. Wearing shoes creates a warm, dark, moisture- trapping environment that’s ideal for bacterial and fungal growth and as a result, foot odor.
To keep foot odor in check:
Wash daily with soap — This reduces the [...]
At our Aging Well discussion group, the topic of a diet for diabetes or heart and kidney issues was mentioned and inspired this post. While some problems do require very specific diets or solutions, a baseline for just about any healthy diet is eating [...]
If you’re age 60 or older, there’s a 60 percent or greater chance that you have diverticular disease (diverticulosis). This means that small pouches (diverticula) have developed along the walls of your large intestine (colon).
For most people, diverticula never cause a problem. You may only [...]