Why am I gaining weight?

  Q. I have gained 10 pounds this year. I am 52, healthy, and am eating the same foods I have always eaten. Why am I gaining weight now? A. A lot of patients come to me with the same ...

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3 trends worth tapping into

The word “trendy” has come to refer to a fad or fashion that may have little lasting value, so it can be a turn-off, especially when applied to health practices. But trends can also have lasting health benefits—for example, the ...

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A workout for your brain

Fear of losing your memory and thinking skills is one of the greatest concerns of getting older. Maybe that’s behind the increasing number of clinics offering brain fitness programs. “Brain training” isn’t a typical exercise program; it incorporates a number ...

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Considering cataract surgery? What you should know

Cataract surgery—which involves removing the eye’s clouded lens and replacing it with a clear synthetic version—once required several days in the hospital and a long recovery period. Today it is performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis, and people ...

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The Nutrition Facts label finally gets a makeover

The information on the Nutrition Facts label—that small box of nutrition-related data on the back of all food packages—has stayed pretty much the same since its introduction back in 1993. But earlier this year, the FDA approved a number of ...

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Time for tea

The humble cuppa is spilling over with health benefits. Here’s what science has to say about the nation’s favourite beverage From a delicate cup of Earl Grey to a strong, wake-me-up builder’s, there’s nothing quite like a good old cuppa, ...

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