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Higher blood pressure linked to LOWER death rates in older adults

All this week, I’ve been discussing the different causes and treatments for high blood pressure (BP). Today, I’m going to focus on high BP among older adults. Frankly, I’ve long believed that we [...]

In Blood pressure, Daily Dispatch

More reasons to avoid these four ultra-processed foods

As I’ve explained here before, salt isn’t the be-all, end-all of high blood pressure. And trying to cut it out completely isn’t the answer for heart disease. In fact, studies show that low levels [...]

In Daily Dispatch, Salt

“Insufficient” sunlight exposure heightens risk for this major, chronic condition

I’ve been writing a lot lately about the importance of getting regular sun exposure. For one, we know it triggers your skin’s natural production of vitamin D, the all-important nutrient that [...]

In Blood pressure, Daily Dispatch, Sunlight, vitamin D

ALERT: Lung disease death rates are still on the rise

Thirty years ago, the new behavioral scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) essentially decided to blame all lung diseases—not just lung cancer—on smoking tobacco. And they began to [...]

In Daily Dispatch, lung cancer, Lung Health

Attention women: Sunbathing can slash your risk of advanced breast cancer

Early in my career as a scientist at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and for my Ph.D. dissertation research, I learned that the largest risk factors for breast cancer are: Hitting puberty at [...]

In breast cancer, Daily Dispatch, vitamin D

Coronavirus: Flawed strategy, not lack of supplies, hindering U.S. response

As I reported last week, the jury’s still out about the exact path the coronavirus will ultimately take in the U.S. in the coming months. And the total number of deaths will largely depend on a [...]

In Daily Dispatch, Immune Health

The one medical screening you SHOULD get when you turn 65

Mainstream medical experts continue to push “routine” cancer screenings onto older Americans. Yet, they don’t take the same aggressive approach when it comes to routine screenings for dementia. [...]

In Alzheimer’s disease, Brain Function, Brain Health, Daily Dispatch, Dementia

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