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It takes more than carrots to maintain healthy vision

Peter Cottontail may know where he hid the eggs, but I am not sure he could find them if he was the one hunting for them. Those carrots he was eating to improve his eyesight weren’t enough to make a difference, according to my favorite eye care doctor, Chris Coker, O.D. He offers some great advice for Peter Cottontail that you may also find useful.

Holidays can harbor food poisoning risks

It's just about time for the first big holiday of the season known for family, friends and food. And although you might want to consider safety tips when it comes to family and friends (ha ha), you definitely will need to where food is involved...

Consider risks before embracing caffeine hype

Have you heard all the buzz lately about caffeine being associated with a reduced risk or delayed onset of dementia? A recent study published by the University of South Florida and the University of Miami monitored the memory and thinking processes...

Splash into swimming with stroke technique tips

Watching these Olympic swimmers from 115-degree heat in Las Vegas makes me want to head over to the community pool and jump in. Do you ever wonder how those athletes make it look so easy? Many of us feel like we just swam the English Channel after...

Sugar, salt detection decline with age

Taste and smell are closely linked. Delicious tastes help ensure that we eat and enjoy food, while unsavory tastes help us stay away from poisons. But did you know that our sense of smell is estimated to be about 10,000 times more sensitive than our...

Check up on your New Year's resolution

We are coming up on a six-month check-in (July 1) for our New Year's resolution adherence. How are you doing? Hoping maybe the thought would disappear until January 2013? Well, I've been informally polling people lately about why they are not...

Resolve to take on a reasonable exercise plan

Yes, it's the new year, and I am guessing you have already declared your annual "I'm gonna lose weight and exercise" New Year's resolution. Oh, the promises we make. You are not alone. And you are especially not alone when you go to the gym because...

Dress in dry layers for outdoor winter exercise

Our coldest months are upon us. January and February are typically very cold days in Southern Nevada. But people exercise and work in many cold-weather environments even here in Las Vegas. There are numerous factors that determine whether exercising...

Keep stress at bay during holidays

Get ready, here it comes! Thanksgiving. Christmas. Hanukkah. New Year's. The most wonderful time of the year. Crowds of people everywhere. Traffic jams. Buying gifts and overspending. Traveling delays. Relatives. Argghh! While the death of a spouse...

Give yourself permission to go out and play

The association between physical activity and decreased risk of morbidity and mortality has been well-documented. Eighty-eight percent of Americans agree that exercise is good for their health, and 70 percent report that they exercise regularly. But...

Create your own experience as you age

I'm excited to share my expertise as well as my journey with you in this column as I begin the evolution into my prime years. Although I bring an enthusiastic attitude, a strong will and a youthful mind-set, with many years of competitive sports and active living, I also suffer from the physical aches and pains from old sports injuries and arthritis.