In My Dreams, My Wife Is the Only One Sleeping — Around!

Q: About 18 months ago I was put on AndroGel for low testosterone. It has worked well — my energy level is up, and so is my libido — but there’s a problem: I keep dreaming my wife is having sex with other men. The sex is quite graphic. It causes me to wake up about 2 a.m. with a very good erection, and leaves me unable to get back to sleep. The dreams stay on my mind throughout the …

How Exercise Affects the Brain and Improves Memory

For years, doctors have recommended exercise as one of the best ways to keep our brains healthy as we age. Now new research finds that regular sustained exercise may be able to slow or even reverse the biological changes that cause dementia. What’s more, exercise may even be an effective treatment for those with Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. The findings, presented this week at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Washington, D.C., have important implications for an aging population …

10,000 Reveal the 5 Secrets to Maintaining Weight Loss

Congratulations! You stuck with a healthy diet and have lost weight. Now comes what may be the hardest part: Keeping it off. That’s what many weight loss groups tell Brown University psychologist and weight loss expert Kathryn Marie Ross with the university’s Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center in Providence, RI. Ross helps these groups find simple strategies for losing weight as well as keeping it off. The weight loss plan, for example, starts with cutting 500 calories a day, …

Three Simple Lifesaving Strategies for Good Health

Updated May 4, 2015 A recent survey conducted by AARP found that the top concern on the minds of African Americans over 50 is staying healthy. With that in mind, I want to spotlight health disparities in the black community and how we can stay healthier and live longer. According to the CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report — United States, 2013, here are some of the disparities: African American adults develop diabetes at twice the rate of white adults. African Americans …

Qué cantidad de carbohidratos consumir al día —3 recetas ‘low carbs’

Seguro conoces a alguien que o está “controlando los carbohidratos” o está “haciendo una dieta baja en carbohidratos”. Generalmente las personas que controlan o cuentan los carbohidratos es porque padecen diabetes. El resto, solo busca perder esas libras que nuestros amigos los carbohidratos nos suman cuando se almacenan como grasa. Pero, ¿es realmente una buena idea reducir o hasta eliminar los carbohidratos de nuestras dietas, como aconsejan varios programas populares? Según explica Sonia Murgueytio Jurado, dietista registrada de la Mayo …

Night Owls at Higher Risk for Diabetes, Health Problems

If you’re middle-aged and a night owl, you’re at a much higher risk for diabetes and other health problems than your early-riser friends — even if you’re getting the same amount of sleep as they are. A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism examined the health difference between what researchers call “evening and morning chronotypes” — people whose natural sleep-wake cycles make them either night owls or morning people. The aim was to see whether …