Monthly Archives: May 2011

Experts Doubt Blood Test Claiming To Measure Aging, Longevity

Researchers in Spain claim to have developed a genetic test that can estimate an individual’s biological age, as opposed to their chronological age. The test measures the length of the protective caps on the tips of chromosomes known as telomeres. … Continue reading

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Ginger Proves To Be An Effective Natural Painkiller

The healing powers of ginger have been known for thousands of years and have been used to help with everything from digestion to cancer. Now, research shows it may also be an effective pain killer. In a six-week study from … Continue reading

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5 Percent Of Over-70 Population Develops Memory Loss Each Year

According to a recent study from the Mayo Clinic, up to five percent of people over 70 develop mild cognitive impairment each year. For individuals over the age of 80, the number rises to seven percent. The study followed 2,000 … Continue reading

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Study Finds Fewer Medicare Patients Hospitalized For Heart Diseases

A study measuring hospitalization rates among Medicare beneficiaries found that hospital admissions due to heart disease are falling at a faster rate than other leading causes of hospitalization. Amit H. Sachdev, the study’s lead author, said common cardiac diseases are … Continue reading

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Money Not Age Should Determine Retirement Plans

Though financial independence determines whether or not a retirement strategy will be successful or not, most people associate retirement with reaching a certain age rather than a dollar amount. It is important to have a thorough plan in place and … Continue reading

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5 Things Not To Keep From Your Cardiologist

According to a study from General Electric, 28 percent of Americans admit to sometimes lying or omitting facts when talking to their doctor. Health-care providers suspect the number is much higher. And while withholding information from any doctor can be … Continue reading

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Supplements Are No Substitute For A Healthy Diet

Between 2003 and 2006, 53 percent of Americans took at least one dietary supplement, up from 42 percent between 1988 and 1994. And though the number of Americans who take supplements is rising, there is no evidence that taking vitamins … Continue reading

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Living Independently Requires A Practical Plan

Living independently can become a challenge as we grow older. But planning in advance and addressing the practicalities of everyday living can help lessen the obstacles and issues that arise from living on our own. Seniors should have a meeting … Continue reading

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Study Finds Driving Difficulties Increase With Age

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 33 million drivers over the age of 65 in 2009. And a recent study from Australian National University found that, even among healthy people, older drivers have an increased … Continue reading

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Drinking Beet Juice Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

According to a study from Queen Mary University of London, drinking a glass of beet juice can lower blood pressure to healthy levels within 24 hours. Study author Amrita Ahluwalia said the nitrate content in beet juice is the key … Continue reading

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