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Skin Health

What Your Skin Says About Your Health

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According to the National Institutes of Health, our skin is the body’s largest organ. While it protects the body, it also does things such as hold fluids in, keep microbes out, regulate body temperature, and more. While most people think of skin only in terms of beauty, but there’s a lot more to it. “The way our skin looks says a lot about how healthy we are, believe it or not,” explains Dr. Sanjiv Saini of MD Dermatology, in Edgewater and Lexington Park, Maryland.

Aging Well
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6 Anti-Aging Secrets From Beautiful Women Around the World

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By Soriyya Bawa It doesn’t matter where we come from or how much money we have, most aging women everywhere share one common goal: to feel and look younger. And the beautiful thing about it is that the world is filled with anti-aging secrets, because each culture has their own unique tricks, tips, and successful home remedies to look younger, no matter how old you are. Here are some of the best anti-aging secrets that have been handed down from generation to generation around the globe.Anti-Aging Secret #1: China

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Skin Health

Discovery Could Cure Skin Infections

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Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and partners have tested the use of ionic liquids to break bacterial biofilm layer on skin. A release from the laboratory explains that biofilms, which are like a protective tent over a colony of harmful bacteria, make the treatment of skin infections especially difficult. Microorganisms protected in a biofilm pose a significant health risk due to their antibiotic resistance and recalcitrance to treatment.

Aging Well

Why Our Word Choices Matter As We Age

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By Roger Landry MD Have you ever considered how the words we use impact the culture around us? How do those words reflect our own attitudes, beliefs, and values? Furthermore, for those among us who work in the aging profession, how does what we say affect both how we perceive older adults to be, and how they self-identify? How Our Brains React to the Words We Say

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Healthy Diet & Nutrition

Are You as Old as What You Eat?

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Researchers from University College London (UCL) have demonstrated how an interplay between nutrition, metabolism, and immunity is involved in the process of aging. The two new studies, supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), could help to enhance our immunity to disease through dietary intervention and help make existing immune system therapies more effective.

Anxiety (Panic Disorders, Phobias)
Mental & Emotional Health
Spiritual Health

Prayer Eases Anxiety for Some, But Not All

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For many people with anxiety-related disorders, prayer doesn't ease the symptoms. That’s the finding of research done at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. What seems to matter is the type of attachment a person feels toward God. According to the Baylor study, those who prayed to a loving and supportive God whom they thought would be there to comfort and protect them in times of need were less likely to show symptoms of anxiety-related disorders such as irrational worry, fear, self-consciousness, dread in social situations, and obsessive-compulsive behavior.

Aging Well

Foods That Won’t “Frail” You

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By Robert Ashton M.D. With aging comes frailty. The more frail we are, the more likely we are to get sick or die from chronic illnesses including heart disease, diabetes, and other leading causes of death. If you can slow the debilitating process, then you have a shot at living not only a longer life, but a healthier one too.

Aging Well

Genes That Protect Against Frailty

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Frailty is a common condition associated with old age, characterized by weight loss, weakness, decreased activity level and reduced mobility, which together increase the risk of injury and death. Yet, not all elderly people become frail. Some remain vigorous and robust well into old age. The question remains: Why?

Aging Well
Brain Health

Right Brain Stays Youthful as We Age

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At least one part of the human brain appears to be able to process information the same way in older age as it does in the prime of life, according to research conducted at the University of Adelaide in Australia and presented at the 12th International Cognitive Neuroscience Conference in Brisbane in July 2014.

Sex

The Foods of Love

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By Eve MarxAphrodisiacs are aromatic foods, recipes and potions believed to be sexual and sensual enhancers found in nature. Many of these potent love tools and libido lifters have been in use for centuries. There are dozens of known aphrodisiacs in the world. Is it time for you to learn about some of them?Essential oils that do more than smooth

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