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One in 10 American Seniors Binge Drink Alcohol

A study published July 31, 2019 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society showed that one in 10 American Seniors Binge Drink. This binge drinking, including using cannabis puts them at risk for all kinds of health problems. The research was carried out by researchers at NYU School of Medicine and the Center for…

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Vascular Dementia

According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), vascular dementia also called vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) is the second most common dementia after Alzheimer’s disease (AD). While the symptoms may appear similar to Alzheimer’s disease, the cause is completely different. Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a buildup in the brain of beta amyloid and tau…

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Treating Gum Disease may Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

A clean mouth and gums may prevent Alzheimer’s disease according to a study published January 23, 2019 in Science Advances. Researchers from the University of Bergen in Norway have discovered that gum disease (gingivitis) is strongly associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The researchers found DNA-based proof that gum disease may determine whether…

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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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February is Low Vision Awareness Month

Low Vision and Aging February is Low Vision Awareness Month to raise awareness about the growing problem of eye diseases and vision loss. It is also to raise awareness about preventing vision loss and also about living with low vision. Most cases of vision loss occur to seniors over the age of 65. Aging is…

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Better to Prevent Chronic Diseases than to Develop them

Chronic Disease A chronic disease is basically a disease that lasts for one or more years and needs ongoing medical surveillance and treatment, or it may be a disease that impedes day-to-day living by limiting activities or both of the above.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 6 in 10 adults…

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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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Your Mattress and your Health

Incomplete Sleep As humans, we spend about a third of our lives sleeping. How well we sleep affects our waking hours. If we toss and turn all night, we may wake up with sore muscles and a backache. We will have little energy during the day, will doze off unexpectedly and will possibly suffer from irritability…

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Walkable London to Combat Air Pollution

Walking Action Plan In an effort to lower the rate of deaths due to air pollution and lack of physical exercise, the mayor of London in the UK, Sadiq Khan, has launched a massive Walking Action Plan to encourage London’s more than eight million residents to get out and walk more, cycle more and use…

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