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Congress Calls For 50 Million Per Year To Increase Aging Services

Congress this week called for passage of a 50 million per year budget bill that will increase the number of geriatric health professionals.  The bill would help add more services and programs to support the increasing aging population in the United States. If passed, the Geriatrics Workforce Improvement Act (S. 2888), sponsored by Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME)…

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Thin Skin Prevention In Aging Seniors: Best Treatments

Thin skin becomes more prevalent as a person ages, as a result natural aging, sun damage, medication, or lifestyle factors. It is not usually reversible, but there are some ways to protect skin and prevent complications. Thin skin on the hands is relatively common. However, as a person ages, they may also develop thin, papery…

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Sciatica: What It Is, How It Affects You, Available Treatments

Sciatica refers to back pain caused by a problem with your sciatic nerve. This is a large nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of each leg. When something injures or puts pressure on the sciatic nerve, it can cause pain in the lower back. This pain can spread to your hip,…

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Visceral Fat: What Is It, Causes, How To Get Rid Of It

Visceral fat happens to you when you lead a sedentary life. You then risk building up large amounts of it in your body. And, the more of this fat you carry around the higher your chances of developing insulin resistance.  This can eventually lead to type two diabetes, heart disease, and other metabolic syndromes. Studies show that exercise can significantly reduce…

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Weight Loss Blues, Reasons You’re Not Losing Pounds

Weight loss is difficult even under the best of circumstances. But, losing the pounds and keeping them off is just about impossible if you neglect certain things. For example, If you sleep more than 9 hours of sleep a night, you may be the envy of your friends, but it could be too much. And, less…

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Creative Brains: Programming Cells To Write Their Own History

Creative brains want to understand how a single cell divides and differentiates to form a complex, multicellular organism. It is one of the most fascinating challenges in biology. Scientists can learn a lot about this process by tracking time-lapse images through a microscope. But gazing through a lens has its limitations, especially in the brain…

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Personality Traits Can Really Do Harm To Your Health

Personality type can give you health advantages or make you more likely to get diseases such as heart disease or stroke. Traits can determine how healthy we are. How stressed or angry you are, and how you interact with the world, depends on your personality style. And it is going to affect your health. For…

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Chest Pain On The Right Side: Should You Worry?

Chest pain on the left side of the body can indicate serious heart problems, such as a heart attack or other heart diseases. But, what about right side chest pain. Should we worry? Do we need to see a doctor?       Chest Pain: Right Side, Causes Right-sided chest pain can  indicate a variety of…

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High Salt Consumption Hypertension Not Reversed With Healthy Diet

High salt consumption can lead to high blood pressure even when countered with a healthy diet of  fruits and vegetables. In a recent study, researchers found that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables did not prevent high blood pressure caused by  eating too much salt. Dr. Jeremiah Stamler and colleagues recently reported their results in the journal Hypertension.…

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Zinc: What It Is, How It Works, And Why You Need It

Zinc is a mineral your cells need to fight off bacteria and viruses and make the genetic material, called DNA, that tells your body how to work the way it should. It helps heal wounds, aids your senses of smell and taste, and is important for infants and children as they grow. An adult man…

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