Lift Weights to Boost Muscle

Muscle loss is inevitable as you age, but adopting a regular weight training program can help slow the process.

You naturally lose muscle as you age, a condition called sarcopenia. After age 30, men begin to lose as much as 3% to 5% of their muscle mass per decade, and most will lose about 30% over their lifetimes. But you have the power to change this — with weight training.

"Weight training is the best way to increase muscle mass lost due to aging and keep the muscle you have, and it's never too late to begin," say Vijay Daryanani, a personal trainer with Harvard-affiliated Spaulding Outpatient Center. Read More

My Friend Greg Does Hip Hop Dance

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My Friend Greg Does Hip Hop Dance
Greg and I have been friends since our youth. He is a scholar and a writer. In response to health problems, for the last four years Greg has been faithfully attending Hip Hop dance classes at the Berkeley YMCA. He lost 40 pounds, and has his type 2 diabetes under control. What an inspiration! Watch for more videos on Hip Hop Dance at the Berkeley Y coming up. - Steven Schecter Read More


Overcoming Anxiety

The condition tends to strike many older adults, but there are ways to counter its paralyzing effects.

More and more, do you find yourself fighting feelings of worry? Do you feel increasingly anxious and tense? Do you obsess about things that may or may not happen? If so, you may be one of the millions who suffer from anxiety. Read More

Create Meals with Lean Protein?

It seems everyone is concerned with getting adequate protein in their diets, but it's not as difficult as most people believe. The key is deciding what types of protein foods to eat on a regular basis. Join Dr. Russell Greenfield as he discusses the importance of protein in our diets, and helps you shop for some of the best sources of high quality protein for you and your family. Watch The Video


Relaxation Techniques for Health

How much do we know about relaxation techniques?

A substantial amount of research has been done on relaxation techniques. However, for many health conditions, the number or size of the studies has been small, and some studies have been of poor quality. Read More

"Digital Pills" Track Medications?

A new pill, released alongside popular psychiatric drug Abilify, has a sensor to track patient's dosages. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon Lapook joins CBSN to discuss the ethics of this new device. Watch The Video

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Healing with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Diving deep and flying high, Mayo Clinic's Hyperbaric and Altitude Medicine program is approaching 10 years of service in Rochester, Minnesota. Although hyperbaric oxygen therapy is rooted in medical science, the process still strikes some people as a bit of a mystery. Read More


Why do you need to get a flu shot every year?

All year long, researchers at hospitals around the world collect samples from flu patients and send them to top virology experts with one goal: to design the vaccine for the next flu season. But why do we need a new one every year? Vaccines for diseases like mumps and polio offer a lifetime of protection with two shots early in life; what’s so special about the flu? Melvin Sanicas explains. Read More


This Ancient Ginger And Garlic Soup Recipe Beats The Flu, Common Cold, Excess Mucus and Sinus Infections

As winter sets in, it is important to adjust our diets accordingly to accommodate the influx of the different bacteria that can get the better of us during the colder months. This delicious, traditional “medicine in a cup” soup recipe will give you all you need to stay protected and keep your body full of vigour this winter. Read More

Why Are You Anxious?

Ever wondered why you get so anxious? AsapSCIENCE breakdowns the science of anxiety in their NEW VIDEO Watch The Video