Too Little Sleep Harms Cognition. So Does Too Much.

Too Little Sleep Harms Cognition — and So Does Too Much

In recent years there is a growing amount of evidence showing a direct negative impact between diminished sleep and a variety of complaints, including cognitive function. Recently researchers from Western University’s Brain and Mind Institute in Canada set up the largest sleep study ever conducted, examining data from 40,000 people. Dr. Adrian Owen, a cognitive…

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Breakthrough in Treatment of Osteoarthritis

Breakthrough in Treatment of Osteoarthritis

More than 30 million people in the United States currently suffer from osteoarthritis. Although osteoarthritis is usually found in the joints and cartilage of the hands, knees, and hips, it can affect many other areas as well, including the spine. It is a progressive, degenerative condition, and the most common form of arthritis. Since there…

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Slowing Down Aging — at the Cellular Level

Slowing Down Aging at the Cellular Level

A fundamental process of aging is cellular senescence, when an aging cell loses its ability to divide, effectively dying. Once this happens, the cell releases an inflammatory signal which tells the immune system to destroy it. Generally speaking, the younger a person is, the more efficiently their immune system can remove senescent cells. As we…

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The Link Between Junk Food and Cancer

The Link Between Junk Food and Cancer

Several countries around the world, including England, France, and Belgium, have introduced new nutrient profiling systems in order to allow people to see clearly the nutritional value of any product. There is irrefutable evidence that poor nutrition is linked to poor health. But recently, a study found a direct link between the consumption of foods…

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What is Cardiac Rehab?

In honor of American Heart Health Month, we are pleased to present the recommendations of both the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association regarding cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac rehab is a multi-pronged treatment plan that helps people manage certain cardiovascular health conditions. It consists of safe, progressive exercise training, which is geared toward…

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A Few Minutes of Light Exercise Can Improve Brain Function

A Few Minutes of Light Exercise Can Improve Brain Function

As we age, many of us experience increasing aches and pains, especially in the morning or on cold or rainy days. We also face a greater likelihood of developing diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and arthritis, just to name a few. However, one of the most difficult issues for most seniors to deal with…

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American College of Cardiology: Cardiac Rehab Saves Lives

Cardiac Rehabilitation for Heart Failure

In honor of Heart Health Month, Atlantic Coast Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is pleased to present this important information about cardiac rehabilitation. According to a report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation saves lives, but too few people enroll in this critical intervention. The American Heart Association notes that nearly 2.5 million…

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Fiber’s Beneficial Effects on Brain Health

Fiber’s Beneficial Effects on Brain Health

Dietary fiber has long been known to play an important role in health, with recent studies showing its importance not just on gastrointestinal health, but also in heart health, and on overall health, as a general anti-inflammatory. Now we can add brain health to the long list of dietary fiber benefits. Research shows that microglia,…

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Seasonal Changes and Dementia

Seasonal Changes and Dementia

Seasonal changes have been linked with a number of illnesses. For example, Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, is a type of depression that occurs during the winter months, when people’s exposure to the sun is limited due to the shorter days. It has also been shown that the onset of schizophrenia is most…

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