Hormone therapy, alternative medicine are not linked to QOL in midlife women
“For women at midlife with vasomotor and/or genitourinary symptoms of menopause, neither hormone therapy nor complementary alternative medicine (CAM) was linked to an improvement in quality of life (QOL), according to a secondary analysis of the ongoing Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) published in the journal Menopause.”

A mindful way to help manage type 2 diabetes?
“Lifestyle changes like regular exercise, a healthy diet, and sufficient sleep are cornerstones of self-care for people with type 2 diabetes. But what about mind-body practices? Can they also help people manage or even treat type 2 diabetes? An analysis of multiple studies, published in the Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine, suggests they might.”

Is There a Cure for Long COVID?
“The most recent data from the NCHS Household Pulse Survey indicates that 15 percent of all U.S. adults have experienced long COVID-19, while about 6 percent are currently experiencing long COVID.”

Exercise can be used as a treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
“The 150 minutes of moderate to intense aerobic activity per week that is recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services can significantly reduce liver fat, according to new research by Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The team’s meta-analysis of 14 previous studies confirms that exercise leads to clinically meaningful reductions in liver fat for patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. While prior research suggested that physical activity was beneficial, it had not determined the specific amount of exercise needed to make clinically meaningful improvement.”

The Benefits of Mindfulness Education in Schools
Youth in the United States are experiencing increasing rates of mental illness.
Research demonstrates that mindfulness training in schools helps to prevent anxiety and depression.
School-based mindfulness programs also promote engagement, emotion regulation, social skills, optimism, and productive behavior.”

Cutting Calories May Slow Aging in Healthy Adults
“FRIDAY, Feb. 10, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The key to living longer could be eating less. In a new study published in the journal Nature Aging, researchers found that a calorie-restricted diet had substantial health benefits, including delayed aging. “The main take-home of our study is that it is possible to slow the pace of biological aging and that it may be possible to achieve that slowing through modification of lifestyle and behavior,” senior study author Dr. Dan Belsky, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York City, told NBC News.”

An 85-year Harvard study found the No. 1 thing that makes us happy in life: It helps us ‘live longer’
“In 1938, Harvard researchers embarked on a decades-long study to find out: What makes us happy in life? The researchers gathered health records from 724 participants from all over the world and asked detailed questions about their lives at two-year intervals. Contrary to what you might think, it’s not career achievement, money, exercise, or a healthy diet. The most consistent finding we’ve learned through 85 years of study is: Positive relationships keep us happier, healthier, and help us live longer. Period.”

Decisions by CVS and Optum panicked thousands of their sickest IV infusion patients
“Pharmacy closures by two of the biggest home infusion companies point to grave shortages and dangers for patients who require IV nutrition to survive.”

Breast Cancer and Black Women: When Will We Put Ourselves First?
“As a young girl, I learned to be selfless. That lesson didn’t always serve me well after my breast cancer diagnosis.”

What Does the End of COVID Emergency Declarations Really Mean?
“Here’s what Americans can expect to change in COVID-19 testing, vaccines and recovery treatments that will no longer be free.”