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These Foods May Lower Your Risk of Physical Disability

2016-06-28 16:29

How do you picture yourself in your senior years? Hopefully just as active and mobile as when you were young. Improving your diet may help your physical function later in life.

We may be living longer, but some research says that we aren’t as healthy and mobile in our older years due to an increase in chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes.

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Alzheimer’s Drug Aricept 23 (Donepezil) #4 on the List of Top 10 Most Dangerous Drugs

2015-10-19 20:58

Also see nutritional changes you can make now to possibly prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer’s is an insidious and heartbreaking disease often misrecognized or misdiagnosed as “normal aging” or mere “forgetfulness”.

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

2015-04-29 10:18

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

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

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

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

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

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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