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Posts by Sandra Levin

Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Lutein for Eye Health

Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) has been well researched for its antioxidant properties for maintaining good health. Spanish researchers from the University of Jaén have found a way to add yet another antioxidant especially beneficial for good eye health, to extra virgin olive oil. Lutein is a carotenoid found in green leafy vegetables. In fact,…

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Seniors also Need Vaccines

Seniors also need vaccines. Not all vaccines are just for children. In fact, there are some vaccines that are very important for seniors to take like the tetanus diphtheria (TD) vaccine, the pneumococcal vaccine, the shingles vaccine, the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and annual flu shots. Tetanus Diphtheria (TD) Vaccine In fact, the…

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Benefits for Seniors who Participate in the Arts

According to ongoing research by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), when seniors participate in the arts they show improvements in health, well-being and are more able to function independently. The NIA and doctors have long advocated eating a good nutritious diet, getting enough physical exercise and getting a good night’s sleep for healthy aging.…

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The Stress of Sudden Financial Loss for Seniors

Sudden financial loss is very stressful, but for seniors over the age of 65 it can be deadly. A study published by researchers from Northwestern University School of Medicine, April 3, 2018 in the journal of the American Medical Association JAMA showed that suffering a major financial loss comes with a 50% chance of early…

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Resveratrol May be able to Prevent Lung Cancer

Resveratrol is an anti-oxidant found in abundance in the skins of grapes, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, mulberries, peanuts, pine trees, knotweeds and many other plants. It is also sold as a nutritional supplement and is generally considered to be safe. Resveratrol has been found able to prevent cancers including lung cancer in mice. Resveratrol Killed Cancer…

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Dancing is Good for Seniors

Physical exercise is good for seniors and gives all kinds of health benefits and helps with healing many serious chronic diseases. Dance is a superior form of physical exercise because it also includes music and rhythm and research shows that music and dancing cover larger parts of the brain than just walking or running. Dancing…

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March 24 is World TB Day

World TB Day is held every year on March 24 because this was the date March 24, 1882, when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis that causes TB.  World TB day is a time to raise awareness about the impact of TB all over the world, which is still…

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Estrogen and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)

There has been a lot of speculation as to why Alzheimer’s disease affects more women than men. In fact about two-thirds of all Alzheimer’s cases are women and it is the only neurological disease that affects more women than men. Some theorize that because women live longer than men they have a higher rate of…

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