Couple by the tea cup

If your hand routinely shakes when you hold a drink, sign your name or tap a number into your cellphone, you may fear that you're experiencing signs of Parkinson's disease. However, what you're more likely to have is essential tremor, a common neurological condition that causes an involuntary, rhythmic trembling of the hands during movement but can also affect the head, voice or legs. While it's often confused with Parkinson's, essential tremor is eight times more common and affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S., according to the International Essential Tremor Foundation.

Relaxation, fitness, family fun, delicious food—sounds like a dream vacation at an all-inclusive resort. Believe it or not, though, this can all be found in a simple backyard garden in spring, summer and fall. Gardening supplies a total-body workout, allows us to reap what we've sowed, and provides an opportunity to reconnect with nature and our loved ones. So grab a shovel and get out there!


Fishing is a rewarding sport that can be exciting and relaxing at the same time. It is also a wonderful and often overlooked way for anyone to burn calories while having fun in the outdoors. Many people assume fishing just means sitting around in a boat or on the bank waiting for a bobber to go under, but it can be so much more than that. In reality, there are many types of fishing that challenge you both physically and mentally.

Get your balance back!

A stroke survivor has the potential to experience traumatic damage throughout his or her body. Making matters even worse, the process of recovery for an individual can feel like an uphill battle with limited options and overwhelming rehabilitation programs. Doing tai chi is one way to help the healing process. According to a study done by the American Heart Association, implementing the ancient Chinese art of tai chi into one’s routine may produce strong results of increased stability and functionality, leading to an overall sense of well being for the stroke survivor.

Coping with heat and humidity

We are entering the hot and humid summer. As we age, we must be careful because our bodies no longer have the same reserve they once did, especially when we mix heat, humidity and exercise.

Cool golfing tips

We love golf, and we love summer, but we don't love the heat when we want to play a full round of golf. A few tips may seem obvious, but staying hydrated and using these tricks to stay cool will make your time on the links more enjoyable and safer, and may even improve your game! Here are some tips to help keep you cool on the course.

This early-stage biosensor project is intended to inspire other researchers to continue exploring the field.

Thanks to researchers at MIT and Harvard, pharmaceutical companies may have a new avenue in diagnostic medical tools to explore: tattoos.  

The DermalAbyss project is examining a new world of bio-interfaces in which the body surface itself is used as an interactive display. Traditional tattoo inks are replaced with biosensors that change colors in response to variations in interstitial fluid, otherwise known as tissue fluid. Researchers investigated four biosensors in which the inks changed colors on the skin to mark differences in the body’s pH, glucose levels and sodium levels.