Joyce Hollman

How the right foods protect against lung infection

Broccoli is good for a lot of things. For one it supports your gut’s lining, keeping bacteria from escaping and causing harm. Turns out, your lungs have a similar barrier, designed to let oxygen in and keep viruses out. Eat the right foods and you’re all set!

Margaret Cantwell

How to prep to survive flu season

The CDC recommends flu shots by the end of October. But for the last five years of available data, vaccine efficacy hasn’t breached 40 percent, and if you’re over 50, it was even less. Hopes are higher this year, but surviving flu season is best approached from multiple angles…

Joyce Hollman

10 minutes a day helps keep flu from turning fatal

The flu may be the furthest thing from your mind this summer. But Australia is having an intense flu season right now, an indication we may too. If you’ve got 10 minutes a day, you can start doing something now that could keep a bout of flu or pneumonia from turning fatal.

Dr. Michael Cutler

9 types of cough and how to treat them

Cough is the most common complaint most doctors see this time of year. So, I thought it would be helpful to look at the different types and causes of cough and their treatments. Just remember, it’s always best to err on the side of precaution…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

For an immune system like a 20-year-old, do this one thing

Isn’t aging grand? Not only do you have to worry about wrinkles, blood sugar problems, osteoporosis, hormones and a laundry list of other issues, but there’s a reason your immune system just doesn’t function like it used to either. That one’s easier to fix…

Margaret Cantwell

The vaccine that lowers Alzheimer’s risk 40 percent

For years researchers have teased us about the potential for an Alzheimer’s vaccine. So far we’ve been left high and dry, or have we? Turns out a vaccine that’s been around for decades may activate the immune system in a way that protects against the disease…