Tag: Emily Gurnon

Fitness and Exercise Rules That Change After 50

A funny thing happens on the way to 50 and beyond: Your body doesn’t respond to exercise as it did earlier in your life. Fatigue, muscle and joint aches and increased injuries seem to happen with greater frequency. Unfortunately, it’s not your imagination. It happens to the best of us as a natural consequence of… … Continue reading Fitness and Exercise Rules That Change After 50

Sleep Apnea a Killer? It’s Listed as a Cause of Death for Carrie Fisher

An autopsy report has revealed that actress and writer Carrie Fisher died of sleep apnea, along with other factors, The Los Angeles Times and other outlets reported. The medical examiner also listed atherosclerotic heart disease and drug use as “other conditions.” Cocaine, methadone, MDMA (ecstasy), alcohol and opiates were found in Fisher’s system. While the… … Continue reading Sleep Apnea a Killer? It’s Listed as a Cause of Death for Carrie Fisher

No More Finger Pricks for Some With Diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes, chances are you prick your finger once a day or so to check your blood sugar. But a growing body of evidence shows that for most type 2 diabetes patients, routinely tracking your blood sugar, or glucose, doesn’t make any difference for your health. The exception is patients taking… … Continue reading No More Finger Pricks for Some With Diabetes

What Do You Want to Know About Caregiving and Family Conflicts?

As part of our ongoing series asking you, our readers, what you would like us to explore, we’re turning now to caregiving. If you are the primary caregiver for an aging loved one, what do you want to know about relationships with other relatives? Maybe you are caring for your spouse and want more help… … Continue reading What Do You Want to Know About Caregiving and Family Conflicts?