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Forehead Wrinkles Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is a fairly common but extremely dangerous condition that can lead to heart attack and/or stroke. It occurs when plaque builds up inside the arteries, narrowing them and decreasing their elasticity. When the arteries weaken, the supply of oxygen to the blood is limited, and the body’s major organs (namely, the heart) suffer.…

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Better Techniques to Combat Alzheimers on the Way

Despite the urgent need for better and more effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, there has not been a new or different treatment approved by the FDA for combating Alzheimer’s in over a decade. Recently, however, a group of researchers studied the current Alzheimer’s drugs development pipeline. They discovered that there were up to 105 distinct treatments…

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Winter Safety for Seniors

Winter safety is important for everyone, but seniors have a higher risk of injury and illness when cold weather arrives. Planning ahead can help you avoid some common issues that seniors face during snowy weather. You can use these tips to learn more about how to enjoy the season safely. Dress For the Weather Seniors over 65…

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Why Does My Doctor Do That? Check-up Questions You Never Thought To Ask

At any visit to the doctor, he’ll start by taking you through some standard tests. If he doesn’t spot anything wrong during a test, he moves on to the next one, usually without a word. It’s natural to wonder what exactly your doctor is looking for during this procedure. Here are the most common tests…

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The Importance In Speaking To Your Doctor

While patients used to passively follow their doctor’s orders, people now often create a partnership with their doctors and their multidisciplinary health care team. In order to play an active role in your health care, you should proactively talk to your doctor during an appointment. Whether you are seeing your doctor for a specific reason or…

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Healthy Aging: What Is In Your Control

For most people, there comes a time when the carefree invincibility of youth is replaced by a more pressing concern about your healthcare and mortality. It is no secret that we become more susceptible to disease and injury as we get older. Thanks to increased knowledge and medical advancements, however, it is easier to be…

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Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp Throughout the Years

Our cognitive abilities slow down as we age. Even though this progression is natural, it doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. There are, however, ways that you can keep your mind sharp at any age. These brain stimulating activities will allow you to stave off the effects of aging and enjoy an agile…

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Arthritis and The Benefits of Physical Activity

Arthritis pain makes it hard to get motivated for exercise. However, getting those joints moving is one of the most effective ways to relieve pain naturally. This is because regular exercise provides a wealth of benefits that include strengthening the muscles and ligaments that surround your joints while increasing flexibility. When you struggle with symptoms…

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The Benefits of Exercise in Your Golden Years

Exercise is constantly being pushed as a way to develop better health. Yet seniors over the age of 65 and their caregivers sometimes worry about if exercise could do more harm than good. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, exercise is safe and beneficial for the majority of seniors. However, it should be…

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Eating Well as You Age

The older we get, the more diseases we encounter. Obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer are among the many illnesses that plague seniors. There are several medications for the prevention and treatment of these illnesses, but they usually end up replacing the problem with a new problem. Medications Make You Sicker Every medication comes with a mile-long…

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