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The Parkinson’s Pandemic

Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that affects the central nervous system. As the disease advances, movement of any kind becomes difficult. In its later stages, Parkinson’s often causes dementia. Historically, Parkinson’s was quite rare. For example, according to medical records from the United Kingdom, only 22 people died with Parkinson’s Disease in 1855.…

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The Power of Positive Thinking — on Diabetes

According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 100 adults in the United States are now living with diabetes or prediabetes. Among these individuals, 30 million already have diabetes, while the rest are an increased risk of developing it. For individuals 65 and older, the percentages are much higher:…

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How Bad Are Fried Foods, Really?

Fried food gets a bad rap. Numerous research studies have shown that eating fried foods increases an individual’s risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Recently, scientists from the University of Iowa in Iowa City investigated the connection between eating fried foods and an individual’s overall likelihood of death. A paper describing their research…

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The Hidden Connection between Zinc and Hypertension

According to the American Heart Association, high blood pressure (hypertension), affects more than 100 million people in the United States. This represents a massive proportion of all adults in the US, and, more alarmingly, this percentage is continuing to grow. Hypertension is known as “the silent killer” since it is the number one cause of…

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Expert Tips for Getting the Best Nursing Home Care

Mom can no longer take care of herself, and even she agrees it’s time to move into a facility that will care for her. But how can you make sure that she gets the attention she needs? Dr. Naushira Pandya, the president of The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, has spent years in…

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Stem Cells Provide a Possible Cure for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease which causes bones to become weak and fragile. In extreme cases, bones can become so fragile that even bending over or getting a small bump can cause them to fracture. Since bone is a living tissue, it is constantly breaking down and being replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the body’s ability to…

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New: 7 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease by 80%

According to new guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA), there are seven risk factors for cardiovascular disease that are completely within our control. Called Life’s Simple Seven, control of these seven areas can reduce our risk of cardiovascular disease by more than 80%. According to the AHA, consistently and conscientiously maintaining even five of…

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Finding Dangerous Inflammation with the ESR Test

The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test is a common blood test that reveals inflammation in the body. The test measures how quickly red blood cells sink to the bottom of a test tube of blood. Inflammation causes higher amounts of protein in the blood, causing clumping of red blood cells. These clumps are heavier than…

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Vitamin D Deficient? Take Magnesium!

An abundance of research in recent years has shown the fundamental role Vitamin D plays in keeping our bodies healthy. Vitamin D is important for cardiovascular health, bone health, and even for the prevention of various cancers. However, Vitamin D is not produced by the body; it is synthesized by our skin after the skin…

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The Effects of Stress on the Immune System

Numerous studies have shown that anxiety, trauma, and chronic exposure to stress have a negative impact on our health. We are all aware of the tragic effects of PTSD on soldiers returning from war zones, but PTSD — or symptoms similar to it — affect many people who have never been to war.. Studies have…

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