Health A-Z

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Age-related macular degeneration

The Trigger for Macular Degeneration Has Been Discovered

In a major step forward in the battle against age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss among the elderly, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicin
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Health Headlines

Coffee Can Help Your Health

Drinking coffee is “more likely to benefit health than to harm it” for a range of health outcomes, say researchers. They investigators, whose research was published in The BMJ, b
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Breast Cancer Treatment Options

Nipple-sparing Surgery Is Safe for Women with Harmful BRCA Mutations

According to the National Cancer Institute, the risk of breast cancer is approximately 12% for women in the general population, which means that one in eight women will develop breast cancer at som
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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis-Related Bone Fractures Linked to Air Pollution

Exposure to air pollution is associated with osteoporosis-related loss of bone mineral density and risk of bone fractures, according to a done study by researchers at Columbia University’s Ma
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Vision Health

"Nanosponges" May Someday Treat Potentially Blinding Eye Infections

In recent years, the number of eye surgeries for conditions including cataracts and glaucoma has dramatically increased and with it, so has the number of potentially blinding infections. Now, thoug
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Living Well

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Aging Well

Leaving the House Every Day May Help Older Adults Live Longer

In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study of community-dwelling individuals aged 70 to 90 years who were participating in the Jerusalem Longitudinal Study, leaving the house daily was l
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Money Matters

Make These Year-End Financial Moves Now—and Don’t Make This Mistake

As 2017 lurches toward its end, investors need to plan their tax and investment moves before it’s too late. But it’s just as important to not do one thing. Don’t make this tax mistake.
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Aging Well

Are You Aging Quickly or Slowly? Tests Would Yield Varying Results

Whether it’s an on-line quiz, a $300 chromosome test or an $800 blood panel, a lot of people seem to be interested in whether they’re aging faster or slower than their chronological age
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Aging Well

Old Human Cells Rejuvenated in Breakthrough Discovery on Aging

A team led by Professor Lorna, Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Exeter in the UK, has discovered a new way to rejuvenate inactive senescent (old) cells. Within hours of treatmen
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Food

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Diet & Nutrition

5 Health Benefits of Apples

Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? Well, there are definitely health benefits to eating apples!       Stay Regular: One medium apple contains over 4 grams of fiber. Wit
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Diet & Nutrition

Reduce Gum Disease With These Critical Nutrients

If your dentist or dental hygienist has told you that you have gum disease, or that you’re at risk for developing it, you’re not alone. Various studies estimate that more than 90 percent of the
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Diet & Nutrition

Regularly Eating a Variety of Nuts Is Associated with a Lower Risk of Heart Disease

People who regularly eat nuts, including peanuts, walnuts and tree nuts, have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease compared to people who never or almost neve
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Diet & Nutrition

How Much Are You Eating?

Editor’s note: In the midst of hearty holiday-season eating, it can be easy to forget how much you’re actually scarfing down. Here, the experts from Go4Life, a division of the National Institut
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Diet & Nutrition

The Real Sweetness of Sweet Potatoes is the Health Benefits!

Sweet potatoes, not to be confused with yams, have been cultivated for thousands of years. These root vegetables are believed to have originated in Central and South America. North Carolina, which
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Fitness

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Exercise

Why Exercisers in their 40s and 50s Should "Agercise" Their Workouts

Sprains and strains are painful, but avid exercisers often see them as little more than a nuisance. I call them something else: a blessing. It’s a wake-up call. It’s your body whispering
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Exercise

Any Physical Activity in the Elderly Is Better Than None for Reducing Cardiovascular Risk

Any physical activity in the elderly is better than none at all for reducing cardiovascular risk, according to an 18-year study in more than 24 000 adults published in November 2017 in the European
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Exercise

How You Can Benefit Emotionally from Exercise

Research has shown that the benefits of exercise go beyond just physical wellbeing. Exercise helps support emotional and mental health. So next time you’re feeling down, anxious, or stressed, try
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Exercise

6 Winter Workout Tips to Keep You Motivated

With winter creeping up on us, it means shorter daylight time and colder temperatures. For many people, it will also be a time of the year when their physical activity efforts dip. People often red
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Exercise

Getting Over That Exercise Plateau

Expert tips from Go4Life, a division of the National Institute on Aging, about improving your exercise routine.  [Editor’s note: Before changing any exercise routine, be sure to talk to your
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Family

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Relationships & Love

How to Help End Your Spouse’s Infernal Snoring

If your spouse snores, you may have just endured another sleepless night. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are steps you can take – or at least have your spouse take – that co
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Caregiving

Sharing Caregiving Responsibilities: What the Experts Say

From the National Institute on Aging, strategies for making a difficult task easier: Caring for an older family member often requires teamwork. While one sibling might be local and take on m
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Parenting

Do Tanning Salons Comply with State Laws Restricting Access to Minors?

Researchers posed as minors to investigate compliance rates in 42 states and the District of Columbia with laws restricting tanning bed use by minors and they report an overall noncompliance rate o
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Parenting

Testing the Field: How to Spark Your Kids’ Interest in Sports

Kids benefit from athletic involvement in so many ways. Sports are a great way to socialize, learn about healthy competition, get exercise and fresh air, and just have fun. But it can be difficult
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Parenting

How Relationships with Parents and Children Change as We Age

It’s a universal truth that we take things for granted, especially when we’re young. Even though we know that it’s not logical, a part of us believes our parents or mentors will a
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