Monthly Archives: April 2011

Lifestyle Changes Could Prevent Nearly 35 Percent of U.S. Cancer Cases

Every year, 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer. But according to estimates from the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund, about 35 percent of cancer cases in the United States could be prevented by … Continue reading

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B Vitamins May Slow Onset of Dementia, Alzheimer’s

Researchers at the University of Oxford studied the effects of vitamin B supplements on people over the age of 70 who were experiencing mild cognitive impairment. The study gave half of the participants a daily B vitamin combo (folic acid, … Continue reading

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Americans’ Projected Retirement Age Rises to 66

A recent Gallup poll surveying Americans’ retirement expectations found that 37 percent of respondents believed they would retire after the age of 65, up from 12 percent in 1995. The percentage that said they will retire before the age of … Continue reading

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High-Fiber Diet Lowers Risk To Lifetime Heart Health

According to researchers at Northwestern University, people who consume more than 22 grams of dietary fiber a day are more likely to have a lower lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease. Diets high in fiber from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and … Continue reading

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Mainstream Medicine Increasingly Adopting Anti-Aging Treatments

The desire to slow or reverse the effects of aging have led, throughout history, to many questionable treatments and theories promising to turn back the clock. Recently, though, a growing number of mainstream doctors have begun offering their patients anti-aging … Continue reading

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Physical Activity The Key To Longevity, Healthy Aging

For adults 65 and older, exercise can be the key to preventing many common health problems, strengthening muscles and endurance, and staying independent and able to carry out day-to-day activities without assistance from others. According to guidelines from the Centers … Continue reading

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“Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First – Then Assist the Others”

This common airline safety message is actually a great reminder for those who are providing care for a loved one. To best take care of others, we must first take care of ourselves. If you are the adult child of … Continue reading

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Everyday Care Issues Require Communication, Planning

Though communicating preferences and making care decisions in advance can cut down on uncertainty and stress, families often don’t discuss the issues of everyday care until there is a crisis. Having conversations about small and personal choices can help prepare … Continue reading

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National Effort Aims To Safely Dispose of Unused and Expired Meds

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is holding its second National Take Back Initiative on April 30. The effort aims to collect unused and expired medicines so they may be disposed of safely and legally. Prescription and over-the-counter pills and caplets … Continue reading

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Vitamin D Supplements Lower Risk of Brittle Bones

A lack of vitamin D, which assists the body’s ability to absorb calcium, can lead to brittle or broken bones. And, because there are not many food sources that offer the recommended daily amounts of the vitamin, and our body’s … Continue reading

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