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Excess Body Weight Responsible for 3.9% of all Cancers

The Obesity Epidemic According to a study published December 12, 2018 in the CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians by the American Cancer Society, from 1975 to 2016 obesity increased worldwide from 21% in men and 24% in women to about 40% for both sexes. In 2012 excess body weight was responsible for 3.9% of…

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Insufficient Vitamin D has been found to Raise Risk for Depression in Seniors by 75%

Depression is Dangerous for Seniors Depression is a very dangerous state for seniors, as untreated depression can lead to suicide or suicidal attempts, especially among those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. An association has also been found with depression and serious neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease, dementia and multiple sclerosis (MS). However, no one is certain…

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How to Stay Healthy and Still have a Wonderful Holiday

The holiday season is upon us and we are getting warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that we have to enjoy the holidays, but stay safe from gaining weight, from too much snacking and from overeating at the holiday tables. The holiday season can be especially difficult for diabetics and people…

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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Saves Lives

Two Small Boys Save Grandmother from Cardiac Arrest by Performing CPR Amazingly, two young Canadian boys only ages 7 and 10 saved their grandmother’s life by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on her after she went into sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest progresses very quickly to sudden cardiac death. The two boys and their grandmother…

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New Medical Discoveries from the Plant World

Rainforest Vine from the Congo may be able to Treat Pancreatic Cancer Science Daily reported on a new compound found in a Congolese vine that shows potential to treat pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly and aggressive types of cancer with a 5-year survival rate of less than 5%.  Pancreatic cancer…

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Doll Therapy for Seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Dolls and toy animals have been found to be not only good for little kids, but also for seniors suffering from dementia. Doll therapy has been shown to be a very unique non-pharmacological way for treating seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Other non-pharmacological therapies that can help people with Alzheimer’s are pet therapy, music therapy,…

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The Great American Smokeout is Today November 15, 2018

The Great American Smokeout is today, November 15, 2018. This campaign is by the American Cancer Society and is urging all smokers to quit today on the great American Smokeout. Quitting is not Easy but you can Go for Help Join the Quit for Life Program This is a telephone based program where you can…

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Cold Weather Health Tips for Seniors

Brrrr! Winter is upon us. No doubt about it and for seniors, in general, dealing with the cold may be more difficult, especially for those who have chronic health problems and disabilities. November is COPD Awareness Month November is COPD Awareness Month. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the term that refers to several progressive…

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November is National Diabetes Month

Diabetes and Prediabetes on the Rise November is National Diabetes Month and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), diabetes is on the rise at an alarming rate. Over the last 20 years the numbers of Americans with diabetes has more than tripled due to aging and being overweight. The Centers for…

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