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Safflower: An Economically Important Herb That Can Benefit Both Humans and Animals Alike

Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) is an annual broadleaf crop primarily grown in the Great Plains of the United States.1 The name is believed to be derived from the medieval French word “saffleur,” or from the Old Italian word “saffiore.”2 It is identified by its strong central stems that can grow from 12 to 36 inches tall,… Read More »

Having Fun, Staying Fit: How Yoga and Meditation Benefit Caregivers and Seniors

More than 36 million Americans practice yoga, according to an Ipsos Public Affairs poll, making it one of the country’s most popular forms of physical exercise. And its popularity is on the rise among America’s seniors, partly because doctors are increasingly recommending it, along with meditation, because of its ability to control blood pressure and… Read More »

Mammograms Benefit Women Age 75 And Older

A new study presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting suggests that women age 75 years and older should continue to undergo screening mammograms because of the high incidence of breast cancer among this cohort, reports RSNA. The study demonstrates that there is indeed value in screening women over 75—despite conflicting… Read More »