From its first year of publication, GH has urged readers to live healthfully
— to take "a walk before breakfast" (1885), "eat more fish" (1932), and get "at
least eight hours of sleep" (1933). The tips here, whether from our early days
or fresh from the latest journals, have one thing in common: They are based on
the best expertise of their time.
After reviewing all of the research, the
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has not
recommended for or against routine screening for
dementia in older adults.1
weight, and see your doctor if you suddenly or
consistently gain or lose weight. For more information, see the topics
Weight Management and
Sometimes doctors automatically schedule routine tests because they think that's what patients expect. But sometimes research shows that testing may not be useful or worth the risks or costs. For example, experts say that routine heart tests can be a waste of time and money. For more information, see Heart Tests: When Do You Need Them?