Monthly Archives: August 2011

Hunger On The Rise Among Older Americans

According to a new report commissioned by AARP Foundation, nearly 9 million Americans over the age of 50 are at risk of hunger – a 79 percent increase since 2001. Jo Ann Jenkins, AARP Foundation president, said the recession has … Continue reading

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Chocolate May Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease

Researchers at the University of Cambridge in England analyzed seven studies involving more than 10,000 people with and without heart disease and found those who ate the most chocolate had lower incidents of heart disease. According to the researchers, the … Continue reading

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Natural Stress Relievers Include Vitamins, Exercise, And Meditation

Stress can negatively affect health and lead to obesity, heart disease, anxiety, depression, and high blood pressure, among other issues. But there are a number of natural remedies that can help fight stress and improve health. Eating healthy and exercising … Continue reading

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Study Finds Exercise Prevents Memory Decline Following Infection

New research from the University of Colorado suggests that exercise may help prevent cognitive decline following an infection. The results add to increasing evidence that exercise is a key component of brain health. The study, which tested the effects of … Continue reading

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What To Pay When During Financial Struggles

According to Gail Cunningham of the National Foundation For Credit Counseling, when you’re struggling financially and can’t pay all of your bills, prioritizing which expenses get paid first can give you peace of mind during hard times. Cunningham says paying … Continue reading

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Antidepressants Linked To Increased Risk Of Falling

Antidepressants known as non-selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors – including Effexor, Trazadone, Wellbutrin, and Remeron – have been linked to an increased risk of falls in older adults, according to a study published in the Journals of Gerontology. The study found … Continue reading

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Elderly Patients Excluded From Clinical Trials

A recent study from the University of Michigan found that more than 20 percent of clinical trials excluded participants above a certain age, while others eliminated people for having illnesses, cognitive impairment, physical disabilities, and living in a nursing home. … Continue reading

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Four Habits That Lead To A Longer, Healthier Life

According to a CDC survey of 17,000 people published in the American Journal of Public Health, people who don’t smoke, exercise regularly, have a healthy diet, and drink moderately were 63 percent less likely to die at an early age. … Continue reading

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Researchers Optimistic About New Heart Failure Drug

An experimental drug may offer new hope to the nearly 5.7 million people in the United States suffering from heart failure. Dr. John R. Teerlink, a cardiologist at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and author of one of … Continue reading

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The Signs And Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea not only disrupts sleep it has also been linked to high blood pressure, stroke, memory problems, and diabetes. Though it often goes undiagnosed, more than 18 million Americans have sleep apnea, which causes repeated pauses in breathing due … Continue reading

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