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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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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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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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A Simple, Delicious Way to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

A Simple, Delicious Way to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Thrombotic disorders, in particular heart attacks and strokes, are the leading cause of death worldwide. Every year, in the United States, approximately 800,000 people have a heart attack, and a similar number of people have strokes. The majority of these heart attacks and strokes are due to arteriosclerosis, a buildup of buildup of plaque in…

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Bruises and Blood Clots: When to Worry

Bruises and blood clots are both ways in which the body heals itself. Both can result from damage to blood vessels due to an injury. However, it is important to understand when a bruise or a blood clot signals a more serious condition. Bruises Bruises are typically associated with an injury. For example, after a…

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Avoiding Kidney Problems with Vitamin B3

Avoiding Kidney Problems with Vitamin B3

Approximately 10% of all adults who are hospitalized in the United States develop acute kidney problems. In many cases the problems are temporary, but according to the National Institute of Health, nearly 10% of those diagnosed with an acute kidney problem will end up dying of it. Acute kidney problems often occur when waste products…

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5 Ways to Deal with Morning Stiffness

Aching joints and stiffness (in particular morning stiffness) are well-known to those who suffer from arthritis — and in particular those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. However, as we age, it becomes a common problem for most of people. Many seniors feel enough stiffness and pain in the morning that it can be difficult for…

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Wound Care for Seniors

Wound Care for Seniors

The skin, the largest organ of the body, ages just as our other organs age. Wrinkles may be an obvious sign of this aging, but treating older skin properly is not merely a cosmetic issue. Normal aspects of aging, such as thinning skin, a weakened immune system, and decreased circulation can leave seniors vulnerable to…

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