Can Eating Fish Regularly Prevent Parkinson’s, Dementia

Eat fish regularly and prevent Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Have you ever heard of this? Is this true, is it possible? The answer is yes. Recent research, has found a chemical in fish that may prevent Parkinson’s disease.       Fish: Brain Food Extensive research investigated whether eating more fish can help reduce the risk…

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Genetic Testing: To Know Or Not To Now, That Is the Question

Genetic testing has recently received Page 1 news attention. To know or not to know, that is your question. How do you answer? Will knowing your cells carry a gene connected to a deadly disease prompt healthy changes, or fear? Will a clean report lull people into a false sense of security, leading them to skip…

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SNAP Eligibility Rules Toughened In New Congress Draft Legislation

SNAP, ( Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is the program formerly known as food stamps. It is a federal nutrition program that helps stretch the food budget and buy healthy food. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversees SNAP at the federal level. In Massachusetts, you apply for benefits through the state agency that administers the…

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Cancerous Cell Resistance Challenged By New Powerful Drug

Cancerous cells resistance to drug treatments is a huge problem and imperils the survival of cancer patients. Treatment resistant tumors are a big threat for patients, as once a cancer stops responding to treatments there is little clinicians can do. Scientists have discovered that a solution might lie in a new drug that tackles cancer cells differently. The drug,…

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Caregivers Going It Alone, What You Need To Know

Caregivers going it alone in taking care of a chronically ill loved one, are usually operating in unchartered waters. For example, caregiving for a loved one with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be a 24/7 job. That’s stressful! You may often feel sad, lose sleep, or get headaches. Nobody can do it all, even you. Set…

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Liver Damage Caused By Things You Won’t Believe

Liver damage can be caused by foods that you just will not believe. For example too much Vitamin A or herbal supplements will do it.  Here some other surprising foods that can be dangerous for your liver.       Liver: Perils of Excessive Vitamin A Your body needs vitamin A, and it’s fine to…

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Apple Computer Launches Apple Health Records, Participating Hospitals

Apple computer is launching its electronics health records app with 39 participating hospitals. The new app will combine existing patient data into the Apple Health app if the user is a patient at a participating hospital.     Apple Computer: Participating Hospitals Thirty nine hospitals are participating in this app launch. Anyone with an iPhone and…

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Sunlight: Small Amounts Are Great For Your Health

Sunlight scares many of us, as we’ve heard the horror stories of excessive sun exposure. So our first thought might be about the damage it can do. And, certainly, too much sun exposure can cause several kinds of serious health issues. But small amounts, especially early in the day before it’s at its brightest, can…

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Bipolar Disorder: What It Is, When It Starts, How Its Treated

Bipolar disorder, sometimes called manic depression, causes extreme shifts in mood. People who have it may spend weeks feeling like they’re on top of the world before plunging into a deep depression. The length of each high and low varies greatly from person to person. Without treatment, a person with bipolar disorder may have intense…

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Assisted Daily Living Services Necessary For Growing Number Of Seniors

Assisted daily living services are necessary for a growing number of seniors age 65+, according to the CDC.       Assisted Daily Living: Current Statistics For Senior Citizens From January to September 2017, 6.6% of adults aged 65 or more years needed help with activities of daily living according to data released by the Centers for…

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