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Prevent a Stroke? Eat Whole Wheat Bread!

Prevent a Stroke? Eat Whole Wheat Bread!

Data from eight studies just published in the journal, Stroke, showed that for every seven-gram-per-day increase in the consumption of fiber, there was a 7% reduction in the risk of first-time stroke.  The studies all included at least a three-year follow-up component, adding to their observational validity. In terms of what was the most effective

Germ Warfare: The Least Hygienic Places You Go

Germ Warfare: The Least Hygienic Places You Go

We’re just coming out of a really tough winter that saw record numbers of people becoming ill from a variety of disease vectors.  Although we Suddenly Solos are a pretty hearty bunch of folks, none of us likes to get sick.  So, as a heads-up, here are five of the most germ-ridden locales that you

A Man’s Morning Maintenance!

A Man’s Morning Maintenance!

Like most guys, as soon as the alarm clock rings/beeps/turns on the radio, etc., I hightail it to the bathroom and give my bladder a much-needed break.  But after that blissful interlude, I have discovered a few things from trial-and-error that I now share with you, my fellow Suddenly Solos, in the hope they provide

Healthy Frozen Entrees for One

Healthy Frozen Entrees for One

There is nothing quite like the convenience of going to your freezer and defrosting a meal. The trick is finding those that are both tasty and higher in fiber and nutrients. This might require going to a nontraditional grocery. Thanks to WebMD.com, we have found interesting options at Whole Foods markets, for example. Here are

Do You Think You’re Losing It?

Do You Think You’re Losing It?

Notes on New Research in Cognition Patricia A. Farrell, Ph.D. The media pays a lot of attention to anything that has to do with memory, physical aging and mental decline and, while the headlines attract a lot of attention, they fail to note the other side of the coin; simple things that research has found

Diet Soda and Depression?

Diet Soda and Depression?

A new study makes a connection between sweetened drinks, especially diet beverages, and depression. The data comes from a large study done by The National Institutes of Health. Nearly 264,000 adults 50 years and older participated. Consumption of a variety of drinks including soda, fruit punch, tea and coffee was tracked from 1995 to 1996.

Look Good In Bed!

Look Good In Bed!

No matter if you are under the covers with someone else or you are solo, treat yourself to some nice sleepwear as part of your 2013 “upgrade” strategy! Far too many of us Suddenly Solos overstay our welcome when it comes to bedtime fashion.  We find something that is comfortable and then we wear it

Coffee: A Beneficial Health and Social Elixir

Coffee: A Beneficial Health and Social Elixir

With the proliferation of coffee houses over the past few years, the “cup of joe” has become ubiquitous.  And although coffee now comes in mind-boggling varieties, the basic property of coffee beans as they relate to the incident of stroke was examined in Sweden earlier this year. A study of 34,607 women published in Stroke

Make a “Doctor Diary” for Yourself!

Make a “Doctor Diary” for Yourself!

When you visit more than one doctor (which, with the variety of medical specialists out there, is more than likely to happen to guys like us) you can easily get overloaded with information that can quickly evaporate over time.   It can be frustrating when a few weeks after a visit, you can’t recall what the

Dealing With Grief

Dealing With Grief

Divorce and being widowed are the two most stressful life events. Those who have gone through (or are presently going through) these profoundly challenging experiences have almost certainly gone through the 5 stages of grief as described by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross in her famous book On Death And Dying.  These are certainly applicable to divorces: Denial

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