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Seeing and Hearing are Related to Brain Function

Seeing and Hearing are Related to Brain Function

Many research studies have shown a direct correlation between the quality of a person’s vision and hearing and their rate of cognitive decline. Numerous studies have demonstrated a correlation between hearing loss and loss of memory, while other studies have demonstrated a correlation between the loss of eyesight — whether due to cataracts, diabetes or…

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Depression Causes Premature Aging

Depression is so prevalent, it is often referred to as “the common cold” of psychological illness. More than 16 million adults will have at least one major depressive episode this year. Depressive disorders have already been linked with a variety of illnesses and health problems, including cardiovascular disease, eating disorders, and a shorter life expectancy.…

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The High Impact of Diabetes

The High Impact of Diabetes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that diabetes cost the United States $327 billion in 2017. Of that amount, $237 billion went for direct medical costs, and lost productivity accounted for  $90 billion . But those huge numbers don’t show the human suffering caused by this disease. Type 2 diabetes, which accounts…

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Light Activity May Decrease Severity of Stroke

Light Activity May Decrease Severity of Stroke

Every year in the United States, approximately 800,000 people will suffer a stroke. Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the US. There are two major types of stroke. The first type is an ischemic stroke, which occurs when an arterial blood clot stops blood flow to the brain. The second type is…

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New Research Provides Hope for Osteoporosis Cure

New Research Provides Hope for Osteoporosis Cure

  Osteoporosis, a disease in which bones become brittle and weak, is a serious problem in the elderly population. In the United States, nearly 45 million people over the age of 50 have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. One out of every three women and one out of every five men over the age of 50…

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Diabetes and Sleep

Diabetes and Sleep

The epidemic of sleep deprivation in the United States is well-established, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that up to one third of Americans do not get the minimum-required 7 hours of sleep each night. Many studies show that people who do not get enough sleep are also more likely to…

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Prediabetic? Go to bed earlier!

One in three people in the United States are living with a condition known as prediabetes, a level of insulin resistance that is just one step short of full-blown diabetes. Diabetes wreaks havoc on almost every part of the body, and the complications associated with it include some of the most serious and illnesses, including…

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Pulled Muscle or Hernia: 4 Ways to Tell the Difference

Pulled Muscle or Hernia 4 Ways to Tell the Difference

3 You’re lifting a box to put away, and suddenly feel a sharp pain in your abdomen. Did you simply overdo, or do you have a hernia? Muscle pain can be expected when lifting a heavy weight; however, the pain may be caused by a hernia: a tear in the lining of the abdomen which…

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Surprising Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, implicated in one out of every four deaths annually. Today, the risk factors for heart disease are well-known: smoking, high cholesterol, hypertension, obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, diabetes, and stress. But research has uncovered several other risk factors that might surprise you. Noise We…

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Best Treatments for Dementia-Related Behavioral Issues

Best Treatments for Dementia-Related Behavioral Issues

One of the most common symptoms in people with Alzheimer’s is agitation. Agitation is not only a major stress for the person suffering from Alzheimer’s, it also increases the stress of their caregiver. A recent paper in the journal International Psychogeriatrics finds that too often the first-line approach to managing agitation in people with Alzheimer’s…

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