Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD
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Yes, we are into the New Year, but let’s trade the word "resolutions" for another word starting with an “R” – a much more upbeat and soothing word.
When we think about longevity, we certainly don’t mean we want many years of living with illness and infirmity. We want to live as long as possible as mobile, independent people with full health.
We know at which age a person’s likelihood of disease goes dramatically up. That's why preventive screenings are suggested beginning at a certain age, depending on your gender and the illness – medical evidence shows precisely when that is.
Half of people who go to the emergency room could be cared for in an ambulatory setting, while 25 percent could be cared for by primary care. This wastes hours of your time and needlessly costs you money.
When it comes to ingredients in our food, it's hard to find one as stealthy as sugar.
To many people, adding vegetables seems like a chore. The fact is, nearly all of us need to up our vegetable intake. That does not need to be complicated.
So many of us want to change our habits to get healthier. Will we achieve our goals? Some people will, some won't. Here's how you can tell which group you'll fall into.