A Life-Giving Reminder: Enroll Now for 2016 Health Care Coverage

One of the main reasons that the mortality rate for African Americans remains disparately high for heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes is because we too often delay going to the doctor for symptoms or regular checkups. By the time we go, the health condition is sometimes worse. Dr. Louis Sullivan, former U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services and founder of the Morehouse School of Medicine, knows the negative health habits of many African Americans. He says sometimes we don’t go …

Con la diabetes, de dinero no se habla

Todavía considero esa como una de las más importantes lecciones que me dieron mis padres, los padres de mi esposo y que tanto él como yo recordamos casi diariamente a nuestros hijos. “De dinero no se habla”. Fotos: 6 maneras de vencer la diabetes y mejorar la salud Pero, para la persona que padece de diabetes tipo 1 o para sus familiares, el tema del dinero es una constante. ¿Por qué? se preguntarán. Porque manejar exitosamente la diabetes requiere de una …

Adopta el Método del Plato para controlar el peso y la diabetes

Es muy común entre los hispanos llenar los platos con porciones grandes de carbohidratos y pequeñas de proteínas y vegetales. Nos fascina el arroz, la pasta, la papa. Y, ¿qué decir de la Navidad que se aproxima? Nos esperan los pasteles, los tamales, el arroz con gandules. Vamos a prevenir, para no tener que lamentar. Fotos: Cómo perder peso de manera saludable Cuando decidimos adoptar un régimen dietético a veces nos resulta difícil determinar qué porciones son las correctas y esto se refleja en …

Intercourse Alternatives 101

Q: We have been happily married for 58 years. We are Christians and active in our church. We both have college degrees. Over the years we have enjoyed our intimacy, but not nearly as often as years ago. My husband has sugar diabetes and is impotent. We miss not being able to have intercourse. Oral sex is not appealing. I know there are prescriptions available, but I don’t want something to harm his health. I’d appreciate any new thoughts. A: …

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 …