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Fighting Hypertension: Nutrition Tips to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Fighting Hypertension: Nutrition Tips to Lower Your Blood Pressure High blood pressure, or hypertension, is something that should be taken seriously no matter your age. Hypertension is most often associated with those who are older or obese, but the truth is that high blood pressure can affect anybody. While it may seem counterintuitive, the best way…

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Social Issues and Their Affect on the Health of Seniors

Social health issues are always a concern, but few realize the significant impact it can have on both the mental and physical health of senior citizens. These issues often have a largely negative effect on seniors, and many treatment centers are planning on options to make it easier for seniors to receive treatment for such…

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Laughter, One of the Best Medicines

While there are many medications that people may take for a variety of different conditions, one of the most important things that all people must do is keep their bodies healthy with a stress-free lifestyle. Many people already known that some of the best ways to lead such a lifestyle is to exercise regularly, limit…

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Managing Insomnia for Those With Chronic Pain

Insomnia is one of the worst experiences to have. When you are suffering from chronic pain, all you want to do is get to sleep and escape the pain for a few hours. Unfortunately, chronic pain from conditions like fibromyalgia and cancer is one of the reasons why you cannot sleep. It is estimated that…

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The Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors

As people age, certain physiological changes occur in the body. Hair becomes gray and may thin. Skin loses its elasticity and wrinkles form. Some people have difficulty sleeping, and some find it difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Blood vessels may narrow or become stiffer, and the heart rate may slow. Because bone density decreases,…

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Aging: Secrets for a Longer Life

People tend to think that they will live forever when they are young. However, as individuals age, they often become more concerned about living longer and ensuring that they are healthy and happy during their time on Earth. While there’s no Fountain of Youth that will allow someone to stay young forever, there’s a lot…

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Quality Over Quantity – Our Evolution to Deeper, Shorter Sleep

In many situations the old saying, “quantity is better than quality” is a good concept. However, when it comes to a good night’s sleep, quality may be better for you and your health. Every person has different sleep patterns, so while one person may need eight full hours of sleep in order to function the…

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Why Are Pharmaceuticals Cheaper Abroad?

Citizens of the United States often bemoan the costs of healthcare, pointing to the ever-increasing prices of prescription drugs as a prime example of what is wrong with the current system. The truth of the matter is that Americans are not wrong about the seemingly exorbitant expenses associated with prescription drugs; in fact, American consumers…

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What is a Hospitalist?

The term “hospitalist” has only been in existence since 1996 when the New England Journal of Medicine first coined the term. In the last couple of decades, the field has expanded from a few hundred hospitalists to more than 30,000, but there remains a good deal of confusion about the definition and responsibilities of this…

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How Much Sleep Do Seniors Need?

The debate over the amount of sleep that different people need continues to be a focal point of discussion by various medical groups. The sleep needs of senior citizens is an ongoing debate, as well. Some groups believe that senior citizens need less sleep than younger adults need, while other groups feel as though senior…

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