Lynn Allison Articles

5 Ways Sleeping Well Will Protect Your Heart

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia most likely suffered a heart attack while sleeping, which caused his heart to...
7 Exercise Guidelines for Healthy Aging

7 Exercise Guidelines for Healthy Aging

We have no control over the fact that we are getting older, but we can control how well we age. With a healthy diet and exercise, we can decrease and even reverse the effects of aging by preserving muscle and cardiovascular health.The trick is knowing the smartest...

6 of the Most Misdiagnosed Health Issues

6 of the Most Misdiagnosed Health Issues

Few things are more frustrating to patients and doctors than an elusive diagnosis. Patients sometimes undergo batteries of tests, appointment after appointment, failed treatments—and still the suffering continues. We expect doctors to have answers. But very...

3 Signs You’re at Risk for Dementia

3 Signs You’re at Risk for Dementia

Despite massive research efforts, there is still no diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease. However, recent studies have uncovered three surprising early warning signs of the brain illness. 1. Weak handshake. Scientists at the Population Health Research...

7 Secrets You Should Never Keep From Your Doctor

7 Secrets You Should Never Keep From Your Doctor

Honesty is the best health policy, but many patients are embarrassed to share certain types of personal information with their doctors.That can be a costly—even deadly—mistake, says Joe Colella, M.D., a Pittsburgh-based physician."Very often patients hold...

6 Big Myths About Germs

6 Big Myths About Germs

We all want to keep our surroundings as clean as possible to reduce our risk of exposure to disease-carrying germs, but are we taking it too far?"The biggest myth of all is that all germs are bad," notes Pat Salber, M.D., a board-certified San Francisco internist. "It...

8 Foods Shockingly High in Sugar

8 Foods Shockingly High in Sugar

For years, fat was considered diet enemy No. 1. Those days are over. Sugar and other carbohydrates are now considered by both researchers and doctors to be the primary drivers of obesity. But reducing sugar is not as easy as simply cutting sweet foods from your...

7 Subtle Symptoms Men Should Never Ignore

7 Subtle Symptoms Men Should Never Ignore

Men are notorious for ignoring health problems. Complaining about aches and pains somehow seems unmanly to many guys. That's one reason men are far more likely than women to avoid going to the doctor, surveys consistently show."Three out of four people who have not...

10 Foods Most Likely to Make You Sick

10 Foods Most Likely to Make You Sick

Can eating a salad make you sick? Believe it or not, salad greens are at the top of the list of America's riskiest foods.Examine the statistics: Leafy greens cause a full 30 percent of the estimated 76 million food-borne illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000...

5 Diet Myths That Sabotage Weight Loss

5 Diet Myths That Sabotage Weight Loss

At age 20, Lisa Lynn couldn't understand how she had gotten to be 40 pounds overweight. She ate a vegan diet and exercised three hours daily—still she continued to pack on the pounds."I was gaining weight, and felt depressed and hopeless," the author of the new...

6 Medication Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Health

6 Medication Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Health

Thirty-one different prescription drugs—that’s the staggering number of medications taken by the average American over 65 each year.That shocking statistic explains in large part why one of the gravest health threats many people face is not from disease. It’s...

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