Posts Tagged Forbes

FBI Warns About Online Dating Scams

It’s not everyday that you find a Federal Bureau of Investigation press release with the tantalizing and provocative title: “Looking for Love? Beware of Online Dating Scams” – and when you do, well, hey, ya gotta read that missive, right?

How Effective Is the Flu Shot?

My patients often ask me how good the flu shot is. Sometimes they just tell me. “It’s only 62% effective, Doc.” That’s true, as far as it goes, but what does it really mean?

Mental Exercises to Help Improve Your Memory

Research has shown that exercising your mind contributes to your mental health and well being. While physical activity has been shown to aid in sharpening our minds and recall, simple mental exercises can help us to remain sharp and improve memory as we age.

4 Ways to Sleep Better and Be Thinner

Sleep is vital to keeping your weight in check, building muscle and keeping your mind sharp. Instead of pumping yourself with caffeine in the morning and craving junk food all day, start doing these four things today to insure a more productive tomorrow.

Baldness: A New Sign of Heart Attack Risk

Okay, this is a weird one: Four highly specific physical characteristics of aging appear to predict heart disease. So says research presented yesterday at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association in Los Angeles.

5 Times When It’s OK to Break the Rules

Rules – we’re all accustomed to living with them. They govern everything from the hospitals we were born in, to the homes we grew up in, to the schools we attend, to the jobs we hold.

7 Foods That Lower Your Blood Pressure

You’ve read about foods that burn fat, and foods to help you sleep. But when it comes to heart health, all we seem to hear about is what not to eat. (With red meat always topping the list.) There are some foods, however, that scientists say contribute to low blood pressure