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There Is No Amount Of Alcohol That Is Safe To Consume

It is held up as a great social lubricant and a wonderful way to have a good time, but the reality of alcohol is much darker than many of us assume. We have for years understood certain things about it such as that it is a terrible idea (and illegal!) to drink and drive. We…

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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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Skinny Fat & Dementia

With the current emphasis on being thin, it’s not surprising that many people don’t know that thinness alone won’t automatically ensure that you’re healthy. Although obesity is generally recognized as an unhealthy condition that is linked to diseases such as diabetes, impaired cognitive function, neuropathy, and others, research has shown a link between sarcopenic obesity,…

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Only Two Weeks of a Sedentary Lifestyle can Quicken the Onset of Diabetes

According to a study published in The Journals of Gerontology, the lack of physical activity can set off full-blown diabetes in seniors especially those diagnosed with prediabetes. This can occur as rapidly as two weeks from the time of physical idleness, not within months, as some may have previously believed. Elderly people, in particular, are…

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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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Microbes: Contributing Towards Better Heart Health

The kind of food that we eat plays a large role in the overall functioning of our bodies. The fuel that we give our bodies will entail the overall health that one experiences, and will also have an impact on the way the body processes this food. One component in our bodies that has become increasingly…

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Low Blood Sodium: A Risk for Cognitive Decline

Cognitive degeneration in the elderly is a growing concern, which is why research continues to explore the causes and possible treatments. As we learn more about the condition, it’s becoming clear that some of our own choices and lifestyle habits may be contributing to mental decline in our later years. New studies suggest that one…

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Aging on a Budget: Care Options for the Elderly

Caring for an aging parent or family member can be a difficult, stressful situation. It can also be a very expensive process. Planning your own care after retirement can also be a difficult and daunting process. There are so many different options and a wealth of information to try to sort through. You want the…

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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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