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 Read More >

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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 Read More >

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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 Read More >

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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 Read More >

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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 Read More >

Living Well

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Skin

Beauty 911: How to Nip a Skin Disaster in the Bud

What can be worse than the onset of an unsightly skincare emergency the day of a big event such as a wedding, reunion, business interview, or first date? Have you ever cancelled a first date becau
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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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Food

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Weight Loss

Worried About Holiday Weight Gain? Your Scale Isn't Giving You the Whole Picture.

A new, long-term diet study published in November 2017 the American Heart Association journal, Circulation, used MRI imaging technology for the first time to plot the diverse changes in an array of
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Diet & Nutrition

Garlic Can Fight Chronic Infections

An active sulphurous compound found in garlic can be used to fight robust bacteria in patients with chronic infections, according to a study done at the University of Copenhagen and published in No
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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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Fitness

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Injury Prevention & Treatment

3 Tips to Avoid the ER Due to Common Mistakes at The Gym

As 2017 comes to a close, it’s only natural that we’re starting to think about getting fitter, healthier, more mindful, etc. in the New Year. But while many of us are quick to double down on ou
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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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Family

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Loneliness

Solving the Senior Loneliness Problem During the Holidays

Known by the clinical community as “The Christmas Effect,” it has been well-established that many people experience increased feelings of loneliness and isolation during the holidays. In fact,
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Caregiving

Suddenly Obtained Power of Attorney? Five Things to Do & Five Things Not to Do

The operative word here is “suddenly.” In reality, it is best for everyone, including banking institutions and physicians, friends and neighbors, if the chosen Power of Attorney and the loved o
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Parenting

The Secret to Raising Healthy Kids Starts in the Kitchen

The incidence of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Currently about one in
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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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