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A-Fib: May Raise Dementia Risk by 50%

Dementia – just the word can strike fear into the hearts of aging Americans and their loved ones. Along with an unprecedented worldwide increase in the population of elder Americans – to the point where fully 8.5 percent of the world’s adults are now 65 or older – comes an increasing push to understand what causes…

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Can You Afford Home Care? New Study Says Maybe Not

As people age and reach their senior years, their physical and mental health declines. In some cases, this is just enough of a health decline to inhibit their ability on a day to day basis. While they may not be physically strong enough to do average daily chores, or may lack the mental clarity to…

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Meals on Wheels: Looking Out for Senior Health and Safety

What is Meals on Wheels America? Meals on Wheels America is a federal program in which kitchen volunteers prepare meals that are delivered by volunteer delivery drivers to seniors and to people with disabilities. The program receives about $1,000 in donations every day, which it uses to buy the food that is delivered. Over 5,000 organizations…

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Playgrounds for Seniors? A Growing Trend

When most people think of their golden years, they don’t envision themselves going to a playground daily. They think about idly sitting on bench feeding birds and squirrels, playing bingo and chess, and silver hair blowing in the breeze from a front porch rocking chair. Well, this is the golden years 2.0, and it involves…

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LATE: A Brain Condition That Mimics Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease brings a lot of pain to people across the world. One has to sit and watch as their loved one almost literally fades away into a new person before death. It is hard to care for a family member who has this disease, but, with patience and perseverance, it can be done. More…

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Cutting a Certain Amino Acid May Help the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Harvard Medical School’s scientists have recently discovered something totally unexpected about ER (estrogen receptor) positive breast cancer through a study they jointly conducted with other research center colleagues around the country. In a range of lab experiments, they also learned that SLC7A5, the cell surface protein helping cells to obtain leucine, has an impact on…

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Most U.S. Seniors Will Lack Funds for Assisted Living By 2029

According to a new research study, by 2029 the majority of middle-class U.S. seniors will not be able to afford assisted living programs. The problem derives from the fact that the number of middle-class seniors will explode in the next decade. While today there are around 8 million middle-class people 75 years old or older, in…

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The Best Diet For Older Adults

Is there a best diet for older adults? As we age, our metabolisms naturally slow down – it’s inevitable. This poses a unique problem for older adults because a huge component of weight loss is muscle mass. In a sort of paradoxical approach to weight loss, we cut calories but that causes us to lose muscle,…

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Could Exercise Prevent Tumour Growth

Statistics from the American Cancer Society has shown that in the year 2019 over 100,000 people will be diagnosed with new cases of cancer of the colon and over 44000 people with rectal cancer. Furthermore, researchers have also predicted that over 50,000 people will die due to colorectal cancer. The primary methods that have been…

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How Stem Cells Can Help Repair Your Brain

A healthy brain plays a critical role in our total health and wellness. Discovering that we have deficiencies in brain function or other neurological disorders can be a devastating diagnosis, and it leads many of us on a desperate search for answers to our health crisis. Recent studies on stem cells and their effect on our…

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