Critter Corner: Replacing Om with Haha

Dear Magic, A good belly laugh feels great sometimes. And, I heard laughing can be therapeutic and can even help stave off chronic pain, stress, depression, and diabetes. A friend of mine who lives in a retirement community … [Read more...]

Those Late-Night Golden Girls Reruns Could Be Bad for Your Health

Joan is tired all the time. It could be because she's a night owl who reads books and doesn't like putting them down, or because she watches reruns of the Golden Girls and Frasier late at night. Joan's daughter began noticing … [Read more...]

Fasting to Live Longer

Q. I am so blessed and have so much to live for: an amazing wife, two successful adult children, five grandchildren,  and a home on the beach in Florida that we visit frequently. I am aware that people are living longer these … [Read more...]

Caution: The Hidden Dangers of Heartburn Medicine

Jim Palmer, former player for the Baltimore Orioles and TV commentator, has something in common with millions of other individuals, including myself. He has GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), which occurs when stomach acid … [Read more...]

Critter Corner- Grandma Loves Halloween Candy: Tips for Eating Healthier

Dear Commander Bun Bun, My grandmother has gone through two bags of Halloween candy and there haven't been any trick-or-treaters yet. At this rate, she will have to hang up a no more candy sign before school even lets out. This … [Read more...]

NASA SmartWatch, Implanted Health Devices, and Other New Technology for Seniors

Is Grandpa going gadget-crazy? Not quite yet, but we are getting there. According to a recent Pew Research survey, the number of older adults using the internet and related tech devices is increasing, with 59% of seniors reporting … [Read more...]