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Are you doing this one cheap and easy thing for a healthy brain?

2015-04-29 10:18
MRI imaging shows simple exercises can keep brain structure intact with aging.

Boston University Medical Center researchers have linked one simple thing that can keep our brain youthful. Findings published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology are the first to show genuine brain health benefits from physical fitness among older adults.

Investigators for the study say they hope the finding gives older adults motivation for exercise.

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Physician assistants could be the cure to doctor shortage

2015-03-31 22:27
Physician assistants

The Association of American Medical Colleges estimates that there will be a shortage of 90,000 doctors by 2020. The combination of aging doctors who are getting closer to retirement and a higher demand for their services is creating a problem. However, physician assistants offer an alternative that can help the shortage.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has found more than 5,000 primary care health professional shortage areas around the country.

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Get enough of this if you want to improve memory for up to 28 years

2015-01-26 12:59
Getting quality sleep when your young can boost memory when you're old

If you want to boost your memory and learning skills as you age, a new study suggests that maintaining good quality sleep when you're younger can result in better cognitive functioning for up to 28 years as you age.

A new study suggests that getting enough quality sleep when you’re younger results in a better memory when you’re older.

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Mediterranean diet just might keep our DNA younger

2014-12-02 21:31
Could a Mediterranean diet keep our DNA healthier?

We all know we're going to grow older, but doing so gracefully is a challenge. Researchers have discovered eating a Mediterranean diet could have an anti-aging effect that happens at a cellular level. In a first study, scientists have discovered something new about why eating Mediterranean foods like olives, plenty of veggies, healthy oils, nuts, seafood and lean meats just might help keep our DNA younger and healthier.

The Mediterranean diet continually outshines other types of diets when it comes to promoting health.

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Could Medical Treatment Already Be Available to Slow Alzheimer's Disease

2014-05-15 19:00
Medical Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

Currently it is estimated that 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease with almost two-thirds of them women. The latest facts and figures from the Alzheimer’s Association suggests that this number will continue to rapidly rise as the “baby boom” generation ages. By 2050, the number of those affected may reach as many as 16 million.

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5 Simple Things to do for a Longer, Happier Life

2014-05-14 11:10
Happy life

Living a long life alone is not enough, but having it full of joy and health is perhaps the best gift one can be bestowed with. Life is never an easy thing, with each step a potential obstacle to overcome. We have read about all the things that can keep us in shape and healthy, but what about making life worthwhile? Live each day like it may be your last but live it in such a way that you prepare yourself for a tomorrow, a next year or next decade.

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Rewarding relationships important for healthy aging: How loneliness harms health

2014-02-19 13:50
Loneliness boosts the chances of dying prematurely

Psychologists who have beens studying loneliness and its effect on health with aging estimate a 14 percent higher chances of premature death for older adults who feel socially isolated. The potential impact on the baby boomer population makes the finding important.

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