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Breast Cancer Treatment Options

Side Effects Not a Problem for a New Class of Breast Cancer Drugs

A new class of oral drugs designed to treat breast cancer is generally well tolerated, according to new research.

The drugs,known as cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitors, also have a man Read More >

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Digestive Health

Trust Your Gut: Six Stomach Issues Not to Ignore

We’ve all eaten or have drunk something that didn’t agree with us. We’ve all caught a stomach bug that was settled with rest, and over-the-counter aid and some chicken broth. While many times Read More >

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Mental & Emotional Health

7 Techniques for Keeping Your “Thought Life” Healthy and Your Stress Level Low

Life gives people plenty of reasons to be stressed. Relationship problems, child-rearing issues, job woes, and a lack of money are just some of life’s complications that can weigh people down – Read More >

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Sunburn

High Doses of Vitamin D Reduce Redness, Swelling, and Inflammation of a Sunburn

You know that getting a sunburn is not a good idea. Yet at the height of summer, your best efforts at prevention could fail. What then? According to a double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical tr Read More >

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Hearing Loss

Some OTC Hearing Assistance Devices Pretty Much Match the Performance of a More Expensive Conventional Hearing Aid

A comparison between less expensive, over-the-counter hearing assistance devices and a conventional hearing aid found that some of these devices were associated with improvements in hearing similar Read More >

Living Well

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Aging Well

The Mind Plays an Important Role in Well-being in Later Life

What does it take to have a sense of well-being as we age? Summarizing the results of a study done at Helmholtz Zentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health and publishe Read More >

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Wills & Estates

Leave The Legacy You Want with This End-of-Life Checklist

A lifetime of hard work may have rewarded you with a nice home and hefty bank accounts, but what happens to all those assets once you’re gone?

Maybe you want everything to go to the kids. Read More >

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Money Matters

Waiting for Higher Rates Is a Bad Bet

Many people who want to invest in fixed-income or principal-protected products like fixed annuities and CDs hesitate because they’re leery of tying up their money at current rates. But delaying c Read More >

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Aging Well

Method That Determines Cell Age More Accurately Could Help Elderly Patients

Sure, you know how old you are, but what about your cells? Are they the same age? Are they older, younger? Why does it matter?

Led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins University, a team of re Read More >

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Skin

Tired of Looking Tired? Facial Exercises Can Help!

A tired face can age you beyond your years. It starts with furrowed brows and eyelids that begin to droop. The reason? Facial muscles lengthen and atrophy if not exercised, making skin appear so Read More >

Food

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Diet & Nutrition

Cranberries May Aid the Gut Microbiome

Nutritional microbiologist David Sela at the University of Massachusetts Amherst says that many scientists are paying new attention to prebiotics — that is, molecules we eat but cannot digest Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Chocolate and Your Brain

The cocoa bean, researchers have found, is a rich source of natural compounds that protect the brain. But that doesn’t mean you should start a diet heavy in chocolate.

In their recent revi Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Food Safety and Your Party

“Hosting parties take a great deal of work and we often focus so much on preparing and serving food in a timely fashion that we don’t think about preparing and serving food safely,” says Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Don't Let Barbecue Season Sabotage Your Diet

Now that the 4th of July has ushered in the plethora of outdoor barbecues and summer fun, I wanted to share some tips on how to enjoy a night out without worrying about adding on extra pounds. It i Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Real-Life Tips to Cut Your Salt Habit

The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke, has announced the winners in its first #Br Read More >

Fitness

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Exercise

Stay Safe While Jogging

Jogging is a great way to stay fit, but you also need to be aware of your surroundings to avoid attackers and other hazards. Here, from defense expert Steve Kardian, are tips to help you avoid dang Read More >

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Exercise

Muscle Strength Linked to Cognitive Functioning

There appears to be a newly discovered factor in maintaining better cognitive functioning in older people: muscle strength, according to a new Finnish study.

The association of extensively Read More >

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Exercise

5 Science-Backed Ways Yoga Can Help You

Editor’s note: Before starting yoga or any new exercise activity, be sure to check with your doctor.

You can practice yoga at any age, in a group or on your own. And if you think you h Read More >

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Exercise

Shorter, More Intense Workouts for Summer

I’m not a fan of spending hours in the gym especially when it is summertime.  I have other things I need to get done and more importantly, there really is no reason for it.  But I don’ Read More >

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Exercise

Recreational Running Benefits Hip and Knee Joint Health

Recreational runners are less likely to experience knee and hip osteoarthritis compared to sedentary people and competitive runners, according to a study published in the June i2017 ssue of the Jou Read More >

Family

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Widowhood

Grief Delayed Is Not Grief Denied

It all seems pretty straightforward – almost formulaic in a way.

You lose someone you love. It feels terrible. You cope with the shock. You mourn and you grieve. You wait patiently…and s Read More >

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Parenting

Parents, Teenagers and the Dangers of Online Dating

When most of today’s parents were teenagers, they developed their romantic crushes on the person they sat next to in algebra class, bumped into in front of their school lockers, or spotted at the Read More >

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10 Ways to Prepare for the Passing of a Loved One

Nobody wants to think about the passing of a loved one, but being prepared can make a difficult time a little bit more manageable.  While it’s never easy, there are things you can do so when the Read More >

Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD (right), led a study that found yoga reduced fatigue and inflammation in breast cancer survivors.  The study, conducted by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, shows that six months after taking up yoga, inflammation was as much as 20% lower in breast cancer survivors, and fatigue levels were 57% lower.  The study is published by the American Journal of Clinical Oncology.  Details of the study can be found here: http://bit.ly/1ePCI6x
Caregiving

thirdAGE Health Close-Up: Alzheimer’s Caregiving is a “Living Bereavement”

Having your spouse develop Alzheimer’s is a tragedy for anyone, but for Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, Ronald Glaser’s illness is laced with heartbreaking irony.

In the early 1990s the couple pu Read More >

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Friendship

Are Friends Better for Us Than Family as We Age?

The power of friendship gets stronger with age and may even be more important than family relationships, according to research published online in June2017 by a Michigan State University scholar.Read More >

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