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Dental Health

Recording Selfie Videos While Brushing Teeth Can Boost Oral Health Care Skills

Recording smart phone video selfies of tooth brushing can help people learn to improve their oral health care techniques, according to a study don at Case Western Reserve University School of Denta Read More >

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Digestive Health

11 Stomach-Soothing Steps for Heartburn

Heartburn, that uncomfortable burning sensation that radiates up the middle of the chest, is the most common digestive malady. It’s the result of a condition known as gastroesophageal reflux dise Read More >

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Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias

Can You Prevent or Halt the Onset of Alzheimer's Disease?

An estimated 5.2 million Americans over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s disease, a number that may nearly triple in the next thirty years as the population of older Americans continues to grow dra Read More >

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Women's Health

Clinical Trials Often Exclude Women Even Though Sex Hormones Can Alter Results

“Right now, when you go to the doctor and you are given a prescription, it might not ever have been specifically tested in females,” says Deborah J. Clegg, a Professor of Biomedical Science at Read More >

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Heart Health

Intensive-Care Units May Not Be Best for Some Patients

Patients who suffer heart attacks, or flare-ups of congestive heart failure, can be cared for in a variety of hospital locations. But a new study suggests that they’ll fare worse in hospitals tha Read More >

Living Well

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Aging Well

4 Key Factors That Can Improve Your Quality of Life As You Age

When it comes to aging, Americans harbor plenty of concerns. Going broke. Succumbing to Alzheimer’s disease. Spending the final lonely years in a nursing home.

But there’s no need to thi Read More >

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Money Matters

Robo-Advisors Vs. Humans: Gauging The Outer Limits Of Automated Financial Advice

The use of robo-advisors is on the rise among investors looking for an alternative way to get help with financial planning.

In fact, a report by the consulting firm A.T. Kearney predicted th Read More >

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Aging Well

Positive Attitude Toward Aging Helps with Stress

A positive attitude toward aging gives older adults more resilience in stressful situations, according to new research from North Carolina State.

“There has been a lot of research on how o Read More >

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Well-being

The Secrets of Fulfilled People

Are there real tricks to becoming fulfilled in life?  You bet. My research and that of others suggests that there are key street-smart actions that those who are most fulfilled use every day i Read More >

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Skin

Assisted-Living Facilities Wary of Seniors' Sex Lives

Although assisted-living facilities emphasize independence and autonomy, a study from researchers at the Gerontology Institute of Georgia State University researchers found that there is an “envi Read More >

Food

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Should You Ever Skip Washing Produce?

Editor’s note: Food poisoning ranges from the possibly fatal to the just yucky. Here, the Mayo Clinic talks about what fruits and vegetables you should pre-wash – and which ones should you leav Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Debunking the “Food Desert” Myth: People Buy Most of Their Junk Food at the Supermarket

An analysis of a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults done by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reveals that access to healthy foods in a supermarket does not Read More >

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What Makes a Good Farmer's Market?

It’s a typical farmer’s market scene: freshly harvested honey from local hives, locally rendered goat cheese, carved wood ornaments. Perhaps even more so than food, you’ll find plenty of craf Read More >

Gluten-Free: Legitimate Cure or Costly Gimmick?

Gluten-Free Foods: Making the Right Choices

“Gluten-free” is one of the most popular food categories today. Mayo Clinic experts share what you should know about it, and what traps to avoid:

Gluten-free diets are those that omit th Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Frequent Nut Consumption Associated with Less Inflammation

In a study of more than 5,000 people, investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston have found that greater intake of nuts was associated with lower levels of biomarkers of inflammati Read More >

Fitness

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Exercise

Exercise Improves Brain as Well as Body

Researchers have discovered that regular physical activity for older adults could lead to higher brain volumes and a reduced risk for developing dementia.

The investigators, from UCLA, found Read More >

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Exercise

Staying Safe while Exercising

Here, the experts from Go4Life, a division of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), are some good ways to stay safe while you’re getting fit – or fitter:

You’ve made a plan to be more Read More >

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Exercise

Pokémon Go Could Be a Solution to Obesity and Chronic Disease

Researchers at the University of Leicester’s Diabetes Centre in the UK believe the smartphone craze Pokémon Go could be an “innovative solution” to rising obesity levels and chronic disease. Read More >

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Exercise

Lighter Weights Are Just as Effective as Heavier Weights

Research from McMaster University in Canada is challenging traditional workout wisdom by suggesting that lifting lighter weights many times is as efficient as lifting heavy weights for fewer repeti Read More >

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Exercise

Walking Meetings Could Mean Healthier Lives for Office Workers

Changing just one seated meeting per week at work into a walking meeting increased the work-related physical activity levels of white-collar workers by 10 minutes, according to research published b Read More >

Family

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Living Single

Sweet Solitude: The Truth about a Fulfilling Single Life

Single people have richer social lives and more psychological growth than married people do. That’s the inexpected finding of Bella DePaulo, PhD, a scientist at the University of California, Sant Read More >

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Caregiving

7 Things to Know about Long-Distance Caregiving

Caregiving is difficult and stressful, and caregiving from a distance adds another level of stress. You can reduce that stress, though, if you plan ahead and keep your focus on your priorities. Her Read More >

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Vacation Advice for Caregivers

Summer vacation season is in full swing, and many people are making plans to get away. For some, the most difficult decisions are choosing where to go and when. For caregivers of individuals with A Read More >

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Relationships & Love

Tips for Busy Couples

Do you need some tips for keeping your relationship strong because of your crazy schedules? I know It’s hard to stay connected when both of you are busy, but it can be done with a little thought Read More >

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Caregiving

The Challenge of Managing Medications

About half of Americans age 65 and older take five or more medications daily and many mix prescription and over-the-counter medications with vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements. With each addi Read More >

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