Posts by Sandra Levin

Aging Increases the Risk for Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month to raise awareness of heart disease, which is the number one leading cause of death in the United States. The human heart is mainly made up of muscle that beats 24/7. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the average human heart beats more than 2.5 billion times in a…

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Nuts may be able to Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke and Cancer

Nuts may Prevent the Return of Colorectal Cancer A study published February 28, 2018 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology showed that people with Stage III Colorectal cancer had a better chance for survival and a lower chance of the cancer returning if they ate nuts twice a week. The study followed 826 people with…

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Keeping Physically Active may help to Preserve Memory in Seniors

Seniors who move a lot, whether from physical exercise or through routine physical activity like housework, seem to have better memory function according to a recent study published January 16, 2019 in Neurology. Researchers from Rush University Medical Center found that seniors who move around a lot may have better memory function, even if they…

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Dancing is the Best Exercise for Senior Ladies

An 8-year population based cohort Japanese study published December 18, 2018, in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports shows that senior women who engage in dancing have less assisted daily living (ADL) needs than women who engage in 15 other forms of physical exercise such as: Walking Calisthenics Japanese croquet Jogging Golf…

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Choline may be able to Treat and Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Choline, a necessary nutrient that is commonly found in many foods has been shown to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease in mice and even pass on the benefits to later generations. This new study was published January 8, 2019 in the NATURE journal Molecular Psychiatry by researchers at the Biodesign Institute at the University of…

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Glaucoma Awareness Month is in January

Half of People with Glaucoma do not Know they Have it January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month to raise awareness about this “sneak thief of sight” which shows no symptoms while it is stealing vision. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 50% of people who have glaucoma do not know they…

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