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How to Know It’s Time to Consider Nursing Home Care

The love and responsibility family members feel for their older or disabled loved ones lead them to try to care for their family member at home for as long as possible. But when does it become impossible? The question is hard — and often painful — to answer. Look out for the following 10 signs…

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Calcium: Just the FAQs

The benefits of calcium extend beyond strong bones. Heart, muscles, and nerves also need calcium to function properly. Some studies even suggest that calcium, together with Vitamin D, protect the body against high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer. How Much Calcium Do I Need? The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of calcium for men up to…

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Feeling Busy is Good for Your Health

Recently, a simple yet fascinating study was conducted at the global business school INSEAD, which has campuses in France, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi, along with the Fox School of Business at Temple University in Pennsylvania, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of…

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How to Ease the Transfer of Your Loved One to a Nursing Home  

Who can give you advice when you are admitting a loved one to a nursing home? Most people turn to the doctor in charge of their loved one’s care. But a study published in The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine suggests that this trusted source may not have the answers you need. The…

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Do Probiotics Work? Sometimes.

Among the hottest trends in health foods today is probiotics. The live organisms contained in various probiotic pills and powders are thought to promote a healthy bacterial presence in the gastrointestinal tract. The importance of healthy gut flora has been well-studied and well-documented, but a question that has never been accurately answered is whether probiotics…

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LDL Cholesterol: Too Little of a Bad Thing is also Bad for You

It has long been known that high cholesterol levels are directly linked to numerous health risks, especially to the risk of cardiovascular disease. High levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in particular have been directly associated with increased risk of heart attack. In an effort to combat cardiovascular disease, numerous medications and strategies have been developed…

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Diabetes Risk Discovered with Use of Statins

As we know, medications can have some undesirable side effects. When our doctor prescribes a medication, they take into account the positive effect the medicine is intended to have versus the negative impact it may have. However, this only applies when the negative side effect of the specific medication is known. A recent large-scale study…

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Diabetes Drug Proves Effective in Treating Anxiety and Depression

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 100 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes. As is well known, diabetes increases the risk for many serious health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney disease, and blindness. What it is less known is that diabetes…

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NAD, eNAMPT, and the Fountain of Youth

The inevitable decline that comes with aging, from hair loss to wrinkles, from muscle loss to the loss of mobility, and the increased risks of numerous serious diseases from cardiovascular disease to cancer, have made the search for methods to slow the aging process a top research priority. Several methods, including simple lifestyle changes, have…

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Why Women are Less Likely than Men to Survive a Heart Attack

Picture a person having a heart attack. Chances are the image that came immediately to mind was of a middle-aged man clutching his chest. Yet cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, will kill six times as many women this year as it will men. Moreover, women, while less likely than…

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