In Search of Snoring Solutions

Like clockwork, the sound of the freight train came roaring through our bedroom in the middle of each night. Or at least what sounded like a freight train. In reality, it was me, snoring. And according to my wife, that freight train had gotten considerably louder over the years. Unfortunately, snoring frequency and volume is … Read more

Sleep Apnea Can Have Deadly Consequences

Although the woman in her 50s had been effectively treated for depression, she remained plagued by symptoms that often accompany it: fatigue, sleepiness and lethargy, even though she thought she was getting enough sleep. With depression no longer causing her persistent symptoms, her psychiatrist advised her to consult a sleep specialist. Sure enough, a night … Read more

Sleep Apnea Can Have Deadly Consequences

Although the woman in her 50s had been effectively treated for depression, she remained plagued by symptoms that often accompany it: fatigue, sleepiness and lethargy, even though she thought she was getting enough sleep. With depression no longer causing her persistent symptoms, her psychiatrist advised her to consult a sleep specialist. Sure enough, a night … Read more

10 Years After an Exercise Study, Benefits Persist

These men and women returned to the lab for new tests of their aerobic fitness and metabolic health. They also completed questionnaires about their current medical condition and medications and how often they exercised each week. Then the researchers started comparing results and found telling differences. Most of the men and women from the control … Read more

What Foods Should I Avoid to Prevent Kidney Stones?

Q. What foods should I avoid if I’m prone to kidney stones? A. Drink more fluids, consume less sodium and eat a diet that includes calcium-rich foods. The rest depends on the chemical composition of your stones. More than 90 percent of stones contain calcium, usually in the form of calcium oxalate, calcium phosphate or … Read more

Lift Weights, Eat More Protein, Especially if You’re Over 40

People who would like to become physically stronger should start with weight training and add protein to their diets, according to a comprehensive scientific review of research. The review finds that eating more protein, well past the amounts currently recommended, can significantly augment the effects of lifting weights, especially for people past the age of … Read more

The Best Thing to Eat Before a Workout? Maybe Nothing at All

They tested the men’s fitness and resting metabolic rates and took samples of their blood and fat tissue. Then, on two separate morning visits to the scientists’ lab, each man walked for an hour on a treadmill at a moderate pace that, in theory, should allow his body to rely principally on fat for fuel. … Read more