John Schieszer

COVID-19 News

Positive news about boosters and long-COVID

Artist Finds His Niche in Seattle

Artist Rex Batson taught high school and college English for most of his career

Medical Minutes

This column explores monitoring health through sweat, how small dietary changes lead to big improvements and the benefits of avocados

Homesharing Turning into Golden Opportunities for Older Adults

Now, to combat social isolation, many older adults are turning to homesharing

Positive Updates on the Fight Against COVID

The vaccine was found to be 90% effective

Covid News Updates

Here is some good news on COVID research

New Advice for Preventing Monkeypox in Adults 50 and Older

Adults age 50 and older now are being called upon to keep track of the spread of monkeypox and to make sure their kids and grandkids know the facts

Breakthrough COVID-19 and Other Updates

A new study has found that some individuals weathered the stress of the pandemic better than others, in part, due to their genetics

Medical Minutes

John Schieszer explores the benefits of prunes and golf in this Medical Minute

COVID-19 News

John Schieszer looks at a wearable device for early detection, how long-haul COVID does not affect as many people as thought, and how a COVID treatment is offering a new way to treat heart attacks

A Triple Approach for Improving Brain Health

a new study suggests that older adults with higher levels of antioxidants in their blood may be less likely to develop dementia

How Much Sleep Do I Need?

It turns out that 7 hours may be the ideal amount of sleep for people in their middle age and upwards

Cognitive Dulling a Significant Problem for Many Older Adults

Someone asks you a simple question and you snap. Common tasks, like washing the dishes, feel impossible to accomplish

Medical Minutes

This Medical Minute contribution looks at prune consumption and osteoporosis, the hidden health benefits of golfing, and some good news for coffee drinkers

An Avocado a Day May Keep Heart Disease at Bay

A new study has found that eating two or more servings of avocado weekly is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease

Pandemic Leads to New Invention for Preserving Voices of Older Adults

At that time, she wanted to find a recordable storybook of “Love You Forever” (Heitman’s favorite book as a child) to record her grandmother reading it

Medical Minutes for January 2022

John Schieszer is an award-winning national journalist and radio and podcast broadcaster of The Medical Minute

Coffee May Have Many Hidden Health Benefits

20924A new study is suggesting that drinking higher amounts of coffee may lower your risk of develop Alzheimer's disease.

COVID-19 News Updates for January 2022

Older adults are at a much higher risk of complications from COVID-19 and so infectious disease experts are urging adults 50 and older to forgo large gatherings where not everyone is vaccinated

Medical Minutes

Handheld technology ushers in a new approach to treating kidney stones

Yogurt Provides Many Health Benefits for Older Adults

Whether it’s a dollop on your morning cereal or a simple snack on the go, a daily dose of this relatively simple and cheap food could be highly beneficial


COVID updates

Medical Minutes

John Schieszer is an award-winning national journalist and radio and podcast broadcaster of The Medical Minute

Redesigning the Holidays During COVID

Bernard Davidson, a psychologist at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, said this is the year to have a serious talk with your loved ones in advance of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Medical Minutes

Daily physical activity may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline, even in people over the age of 80, according to a new study. Researchers at Rush University in Chicago are now reporting that all physical activities including exercise as well as other activities such as cooking, washing the dishes, and cleaning are associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Using Your Mind To Control Pain

Meditation has analgesic benefits associated with creating a relaxed state of mind. It can also enhance the ability to moderate reactions to pain. John Schieszer has the story in today's Medical Minute.

An Apple A Day May Help Keep Infections Away

Eating apples on a regular basis may help infections at bay. John Schieszer has the latest on the story with The Medical Minute.

Therapeutic Vaccine Benefitting Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer

A new therapeutic vaccine for prostate cancer is now showing considerable promise. It is a vaccine called Provenge and it is for men with advanced prostate cancer. John Schieszer has the latest on the story with The Medical Minute.

Living To Be 100 Years Old

Living to be 100 will soon become commonplace. John Schieszer has the story with The Medical Minute.

Walking Away from a Stroke

It may be possible to dramatically lower your risk of suffering a stroke by getting on a good exercise program. John Schieszer has the story with The Medical Minute

Hidden Health Benefits of Papayas

A papaya a day may help keep cancer at bay. The Medical Minute with John Schieszer

The Medical Minute

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