Take Care http://wrvo.org en Make the negative positive, one step at a time http://wrvo.org/post/make-negative-positive-one-step-time <p>Do you dwell on mistakes you’ve made throughout the day? Alternatively, maybe you forgive yourself quickly. Both of those tendencies are learned and trained behaviors, according to our guest this week.</p><p>This week on "Take Care," we spoke to Linnea Duvall. Duvall is a marriage and family therapist based in Santa Monica, California. She works to shift her patients' destructive self-talk from negative to positive.</p><p><strong>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Linnea Duvall.</strong></p><p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care 59094 at http://wrvo.org Make the negative positive, one step at a time The Grain Brain diet: adopting a demanding nutrition plan http://wrvo.org/post/grain-brain-diet-adopting-demanding-nutrition-plan <p>It’s breakfast time, and you’re about to dig into a plate of—salmon?</p><p>This week on “Take Care,” we present the second installment of our interview with <a href="http://www.drperlmutter.com/about/bio/">Dr. David Perlmutter</a>, who explains how to transition into his low-carb diet.&nbsp; Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition.&nbsp; He is also the author of <a href="http://www.drperlmutter.com/about/grain-brain-by-david-perlmutter/"><em>Grain Brain: The surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar—your brain’s silent killers</em></a>.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Perlmutter.</strong></p><p> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 57184 at http://wrvo.org The Grain Brain diet: adopting a demanding nutrition plan The science behind being 'hangry' http://wrvo.org/post/science-behind-being-hangry <p>Find yourself impatient and lashing out at people? The solution, according to a recent study, may be in the kitchen.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/experts/brad-j-bushman-phd-0">Dr. Brad Bushman</a> talks about the concept of "hangry," or being more angry and aggressive when you're hungry. <a href="http://www.comm.ohio-state.edu/people/faculty/userprofile/67.html">Bushman</a>, a professor of communications and psychology at Ohio State University, recently conducted a study on the subject that involved 107 couples and found that participants with lower blood glucose levels more frequently showed signs of anger.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Bushman.</strong><br /><br /> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:02:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 55366 at http://wrvo.org The science behind being 'hangry' Answer to preventing illness may be in Vitamin D http://wrvo.org/post/answer-preventing-illness-may-be-vitamin-d <p>Vitamin D is the vitamin most often associated with sunshine, but could it also be used to prevent cancer and heart disease?</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://health.usnews.com/best-diet/experts/joann-manson-12">Dr. Joann Manson</a>, a professor of medicine at <a href="http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/joann-manson/">Harvard University</a> and chief of preventative medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, discusses how clinical trials could prove that Vitamin D could help prevent diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and cancer.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Joann Manson.</strong></p><p> Sun, 18 May 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 55705 at http://wrvo.org Answer to preventing illness may be in Vitamin D 'Polar vortex' may be causing a 'pollen vortex' this spring http://wrvo.org/post/polar-vortex-may-be-causing-pollen-vortex-spring <p></p><p>The polar vortex is a term many of us learned for the first time this winter. But what you may not know is that the cold, long winter could be the reason so many people are sneezing right now. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Dr. Linda Cox, an allergist and immunologist who is president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, about what's being called the "pollen vortex."</p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp: What is it about a long and severe winter that sets us up for an extreme allergy season?</em></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 55819 at http://wrvo.org Head and neck cancers: risk, diagnosis and treatment http://wrvo.org/post/head-and-neck-cancers-risk-diagnosis-and-treatment <p>A cancer diagnosis is never welcome. But cancers of the head and neck can be particularly difficult to diagnose and treat. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, speak with Dr. David Pfister, the chief of the head and neck oncology service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center about the risk factors for these types of cancer.</p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp:&nbsp; What are the most common forms of cancer that appear in the head and neck regions?</em></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 09:30:41 +0000 WRVO News 55510 at http://wrvo.org Before moving, seniors should ask these questions http://wrvo.org/post/moving-seniors-should-ask-these-questions <p>After raising kids in the family home and living there for decades, it may be hard for aging adults to consider a life anywhere else. When debilitating illness or a terminal condition requires advanced care, options are limited. But for the senior who moves by choice, that next step can provide a wider variety of living options.&nbsp; When should we be making that decision, and what should we look for when we plan for that next phase of our lives?</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care, </em><a href="http://iagewell.com/">Barbara Dopyera Daley, a social gerontologist and elder life advocate</a> in Syracuse,&nbsp; explains a variety of housing options for seniors. Daley holds a master's degree in gerontology and public policy and consults with organizations, individuals and their families on issues related to care and aging.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Barbara Dopyera Daley.</strong></p><p> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 54652 at http://wrvo.org Before moving, seniors should ask these questions What seniors should consider when deciding whether to move http://wrvo.org/post/what-seniors-should-consider-when-deciding-whether-move <p></p><p>Moving out of a home and into senior housing may be a difficult decision. But with a wide variety of options available today, seniors can plan ahead with these choices in mind. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Barbara Dopyera Daley, a social gerontologist and elder life advocate in Syracuse. Daley discusses how to determine the right time to consider senior housing options.</p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp: When is the ideal time to be thinking about making this big move in one’s life?</em></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 54329 at http://wrvo.org Death is hard, but hospice can help patients and families http://wrvo.org/post/death-hard-hospice-can-help-patients-and-families <p>Most people don't want to make plans for their own death, or for the death of their loved ones. But talking about death can assure that needs and wishes are met, and that patients are as comfortable as possible.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.caring.com/articles/uncovering-hospice-care">Amy Tucci</a>, president and CEO of the <a href="http://www.hospicefoundation.org/whatishospice">Hospice Foundation of America</a>, discusses how hospice care can ease the pain of death. Tucci explains how hospice care can not only help patients, but also their families.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Amy Tucci.</strong></p><p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 54081 at http://wrvo.org Death is hard, but hospice can help patients and families Hospice care can make death more comfortable http://wrvo.org/post/hospice-care-can-make-death-more-comfortable <p></p><p>Nobody likes talking about death, but experts say having a conversation is an important part of making sure death is as comfortable as possible. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Amy Tucci, president and CEO of the Hospice Foundation of America. Tucci explains how hospice can help ease suffering for those who are dying and their families.<br /><br /><em>Lorraine Rapp: What are your suggestions of how to bring this up with people in your life so that you can talk about having a good death?</em></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 53956 at http://wrvo.org More ADHD diagnoses mean more kids on medication http://wrvo.org/post/more-adhd-diagnoses-mean-more-kids-medication <p>Some kids have short attention spans, and can act hyper or impulsive. But do these kids all need to be medicated? Today, 3.5 million children in the United States are on medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, Alan Schwarz, a writer for The New York Times who has reported extensively on ADHD, discusses the rise of ADHD diagnoses in children. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 11 percent of school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD, but according to Schwarz, some of them may be misdiagnoses.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Alan Schwarz.</strong></p><p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 53725 at http://wrvo.org More ADHD diagnoses mean more kids on medication ADHD diagnoses rising, potentially misdiagnosed often http://wrvo.org/post/adhd-diagnoses-rising-potentially-misdiagnosed-often <p></p><p>Diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have been rising for the past 20 years. Today, 3.5 million children in the United States are on medication for the disorder. This week on WRVO’s health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Alan Schwarz, a writer for The New York Times who has reported extensively on ADHD. Schwarz discusses the rise of ADHD and how it is likely being over diagnosed.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 53599 at http://wrvo.org Study shows equal marriages lack sexual spark http://wrvo.org/post/study-shows-equal-marriages-lack-sexual-spark <p>If you share the chores with your spouse, the two of you have what psychologists call a <a href="http://www.buzzle.com/articles/peer-marriages.html">"peer marriage,”</a> an egalitarian partnership. Maybe the husband cooks, vacuums, and loads the dishwasher, and you genuinely enjoy each other's company. But what about your sex life? The answer may reveal an unexpected outcome of modern marriage.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.lorigottlieb.com/about.php">Lori Gottlieb</a>, psychotherapist and author of <em>The New York Times</em> article “<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/magazine/does-a-more-equal-marriage-mean-less-sex.html?_r=0">Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex?</a>” discusses how equality in marriage can impact a couple’s sex life. Her article has triggered a national debate on why peer marriages seem to have lost that sexual spark. Gottlieb is the author of <em>The New York Times</em> bestseller <a href="http://www.lorigottlieb.com/books-marry.php">"Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough"</a> and three other books, as well as a contributing editor for The Atlantic.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Lori Gottlieb.</strong></p><p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care 53369 at http://wrvo.org Study shows equal marriages lack sexual spark For those over 60, vaccine is best prevention for shingles http://wrvo.org/post/those-over-60-vaccine-best-prevention-shingles <p></p><p>It's one of the most painful syndromes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say one in three Americans will get it eventually and those over 60 should be vaccinated. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Dr. Pritish Tosh, assistant professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic,&nbsp; about shingles and how to prevent it.</p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp: Let’s start at the beginning so we have a full understanding.&nbsp; Exactly what is shingles?</em></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:39:20 +0000 WRVO News 53263 at http://wrvo.org What's the future for the nutrition facts label? http://wrvo.org/post/whats-future-nutrition-facts-label <p>The Food and Drug Administration is changing the nutrition facts label for the first time since the 1990s. The changes <a href="http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/LabelingNutrition/ucm385663.htm">will update the current labels</a>, which have serving sizes that seem too small to many Americans and no prominence placed on the calories.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.foodnutritionpolicy.com/about.htm#back">Tracy Fox, president of Food, Nutrition &amp; Policy Consultants </a>in Washington D.C., discusses the current nutrition facts label and how it may be upgraded.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Tracy Fox.</strong></p><p> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care 52670 at http://wrvo.org What's the future for the nutrition facts label? Nutrition facts label will be changing http://wrvo.org/post/nutrition-facts-label-will-be-changing <p></p><p>The familiar nutrition label you see on every food and drink you buy will be changing. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Tracy Fox, president of Food, Nutrition &amp; Policy Consultants in Washington D.C.&nbsp; Fox discusses the current nutrition label and what changes might be coming.<br /><br /><em>Lorraine Rapp: I wondered if you would talk about how effective these labels have been in helping consumers make more informed decisions? Overall has the program been effective?</em></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 52655 at http://wrvo.org Quench your thirst for knowledge about water consumption http://wrvo.org/post/quench-your-thirst-knowledge-about-water-consumption <p>We hear all sorts of recommendations when it comes to drinking water: drink 6-8 glasses of water a day, drink fluids when you have a cold and drink still water instead of flavored water or soda. All this advice is enough to make your head spin -- and your bladder swim.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care, </em>Dr. Stanley Goldfarb discusses some <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/michelle-obama-water-initiative-96703.html">common misconceptions about water consumption</a> in part two of his interview. Goldfarb is a professor of medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He has a specialty in renal electrolyte and hypertension, and is a leading expert in the topic of water consumption.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear the second part of our interview with Dr. Goldfarb.</strong></p><p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 52652 at http://wrvo.org Quench your thirst for knowledge about water consumption Myths about water consumption debunked http://wrvo.org/post/myths-about-water-consumption-debunked <p></p><p>There are many theories about water consumption: but are they true? Is carbonated water as healthy as still water? Should you drink more fluids when you have a cold ? This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen,&nbsp; speak with Dr. Stanley Goldfarb,&nbsp; professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.&nbsp; Goldfarb debunks some of the myths about drinking water in part two of his interview.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:38:00 +0000 WRVO News 52543 at http://wrvo.org Myths about water consumption debunked Colonoscopy important for early cancer detection http://wrvo.org/post/colonoscopy-important-early-cancer-detection <p>Colonoscopies easily fall under a category of medical tests that are important to have done, but are not easy to discuss. Colonoscopies have an uncomfortable stigma, despite the fact that most patients report not having a troublesome experience with them.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.tddctx.com/jain.html">Dr. Rajeev Jain</a> discusses the importance of colonoscopies. &nbsp;Dr. Jain is a partner at Texas Digestive Disease Consultants, chief of gastroenterology at Texas Health Dallas and clinical assistant professor of medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Jain.</strong></p><p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 52341 at http://wrvo.org Colonoscopy important for early cancer detection Throwing cold water on popular theories http://wrvo.org/post/throwing-cold-water-popular-theories <p>Water, water, everywhere. At least, that's what we've been told.</p><p>Health, nutrition, exercise and beauty experts of all kinds have said over the years that we need to consume a certain amount of water per day, that we need to drink water before and after exercise, that drinking lots of water can help you lose weight, that drinking lots of water helps the skin, and the list goes on and on.</p><p>But what’s the science behind all these claims?</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Goldfarb.</strong></p><p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 52349 at http://wrvo.org Throwing cold water on popular theories How much water does the body really need? http://wrvo.org/post/how-much-water-does-body-really-need <p></p><p>Taking a water bottle to the gym or drinking a certain amount of water each day may seem like good choices.&nbsp; But do they provide health benefits? This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Goldfarb explains what his research has shown about why water is so important to the body but how you may not need as much of it as you think.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 52307 at http://wrvo.org How much water does the body really need? The basics of blood work http://wrvo.org/post/basics-blood-work <p></p><p>If you're a patient, having your blood drawn for a medical test may be simple for you. But what's done with your blood after it ends up in the tube is probably a big mystery. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, speak with Anne Marie Mullin, senior vice president of Laboratory Alliance, a lab that provides testing to a 16-county region in central New York, to find out more about how blood tests really work.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:14:00 +0000 WRVO News 51995 at http://wrvo.org The basics of blood work Obsessive habits, bizarre thoughts could be OCD symptoms http://wrvo.org/post/obsessive-habits-bizarre-thoughts-could-be-ocd-symptoms <p>Do you know someone who avoids touching door knobs or repeatedly checks to see if the stove is off? Maybe they adjust desk top objects until they are perfectly aligned. This may not be just fussy behavior. Repetitive acts like these could be a result of OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.macmillanspeakers.com/drrobinzasio">Dr. Robin Zasio</a>, talks about obsessive compulsive disorder. Zasio is a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating anxiety disorders at <a href="http://www.anxietytreatmentexperts.com/about_anxiety_treatment_center.asp">The Anxiety Treatment Center</a> in California. She has been featured on the A&amp;E television series <a href="http://www.aetv.com/hoarders">“Hoarders” </a>and is the author of "The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life."</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Robin Zasio.</strong></p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 51655 at http://wrvo.org Obsessive habits, bizarre thoughts could be OCD symptoms Obsessive compulsive disorder manifests in variety of symptoms http://wrvo.org/post/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-manifests-variety-symptoms <p></p><p>Obsessive compulsive disorder is the most common anxiety disorder. At least five million Americans suffer from this disorder, which gives people obsessive thoughts. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, speak with Dr. Robin Zasio, a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating anxiety disorders. Zasio discusses obsessive compulsive disorder, and how its symptoms can affect daily life.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:20:57 +0000 WRVO News 51539 at http://wrvo.org Obsessive compulsive disorder manifests in variety of symptoms Allergy drops could mean looking forward to spring again http://wrvo.org/post/allergy-drops-could-mean-looking-forward-spring-again <p>If you've ever used the phrase "a shot in the arm" to describe something as invigorating, you're probably not an allergy sufferer who's had to endure ongoing injections to control symptoms. Shots are not only painful but often inconvenient to schedule into a busy life. Yet that's been the standard course of treatment for many allergy patients for the past hundred years. Recent developments, however, may make shots obsolete for those who suffer from hay fever.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.coxallergy.com/lindacox.htm">Dr. Linda Cox</a>, talks about the new development of allergy drops. Cox is the <a href="http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013aaaai/cox/prweb10494959.htm">president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology</a>, and an allergist and immunologist from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Cox.</strong></p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 51338 at http://wrvo.org Allergy drops could mean looking forward to spring again New medicine may ease allergy suffering http://wrvo.org/post/new-medicine-may-ease-allergy-suffering <p></p><p>For those who suffer from allergies, allergy shots are currently the best way to get symptoms under control. But a new development could change that. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, speak with Dr. Linda Cox, the president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Cox discusses allergy drops, which could potentially eliminate allergies for the user.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 10:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 51232 at http://wrvo.org Poverty not sole indicator of food deserts http://wrvo.org/post/poverty-not-sole-indicator-food-deserts <p>Did you ever realize how the stores in your neighborhood influence what you eat?&nbsp; If you're on a tight budget and don't own a car, your food choices are limited to items you can buy within walking distance. Fresh fruits and vegetables aren't usually available at the corner convenience store, and if they are, they're expensive. When the nearest full service market is miles away, eating healthy is a challenge.&nbsp;</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://nursing.jhu.edu/faculty_research/faculty/faculty-directory/community-publichealth/kelly-bower">Dr. Kelly Bower</a> discusses a <a href="http://nursing.jhu.edu/news-events/news/news/race_food">new study</a> from Johns Hopkins that found racial makeup determines the food access in a neighborhood. Bower is the lead researcher for the study and also an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Kelly Bower.</strong></p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 50997 at http://wrvo.org Poverty not sole indicator of food deserts Study shows access to food impacted by racial makeup of neighborhood http://wrvo.org/post/study-shows-access-food-impacted-racial-makeup-neighborhood-0 <p></p><p>Poor neighborhoods in urban areas are known as food deserts, where access to grocery stores is limited. This week on WRVO’s health and wellness show <em>Take Care</em>, hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Dr. Kelly Bower of Johns Hopkins University, who recently led a study that found it isn't just poverty that is an indicator of whether or not supermarkets are readily available in a neighborhood.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 10:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 50998 at http://wrvo.org You can judge food by its packaging http://wrvo.org/post/you-can-judge-food-its-packaging <p>We put a lot of faith in the food we buy. Every time we open up a jar of pickles, a bag of potato chips or a can of soda, we trust that that product will be safe and of a high quality. The package that food is in has a great impact on that safety and quality. And you may not realize there is actual science behind food packaging, which is quite intricate and complex.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2009/hotchkiss-named-director-of-msu-school-of-packaging/">Dr. Joesph Hotchkiss</a> talks about the science of food packaging. Hotchkiss is the director of the <a href="http://mibiz.com/item/19380-there%E2%80%99s-no-containing-msu%E2%80%99s-school-of-packaging">School of Packaging</a> and the Center for Packaging Innovation and Sustainability at Michigan State University. He was once a science advisor in the Food and Drug Administration, and holds a Ph.D. in food chemistry.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Joseph Hotchkiss.</strong></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 50696 at http://wrvo.org You can judge food by its packaging Tips for living your best life after age 50 http://wrvo.org/post/tips-living-your-best-life-after-age-50 <p>Maybe you've taken your good health for granted. But once you turn 50, all bets are off. What you do during this decade will set the stage for a life of continued wellness or one of gradual but irreversible decline. But it's never too late to do the right thing for your body.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care,</em> Huffington Post and AARP columnist <a href="http://blog.aarp.org/author/barbaragrufferman/">Barbara Hannah Grufferman</a> shares three essential tips for staying healthy after age 50. Grufferman has interviewed experts from around the field, and from her findings, she wrote a book called “<a href="http://bestofeverythingafter50.com/the-book">The Best of Everything After 50.</a>” She also serves as host of "The Best of Everything" on AARP's YouTube Channel.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Barbara Hannah Grufferman.</strong></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 50648 at http://wrvo.org Tips for living your best life after age 50