Monthly Archives: August 2011

15 Minutes Of Daily Exercise Adds To Life Expectancy

According to a new study, just 15 minutes of exercise a day can reduce risk of death by 14 percent, risk of cancer by 10 percent, and add an average of three years to life expectancy. The study followed more … Continue reading

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The Bathroom Is The Most Hazardous Room In The House

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately 235,000 people over the age of 15 suffer nonfatal bathroom injuries each year and the injury rate increases with age. According to the report, falls were the most common cause … Continue reading

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Irregular Heartbeat Linked To Dementia, Alzheimer’s

According to new research from scientists at Group Health Research Institute, atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat, is linked to increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Sascha Dublin, MD, PhD, lead researcher of the study, said … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits Of Black Pepper

Though black pepper hasn’t been studied extensively and isn’t commonly thought to contain many vitamins, it has been linked to a number of health benefits. The peppercorn, which grows on a vine in India and Vietnam, contains vitamins K, A, … Continue reading

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Music May Reduce Anxiety, Pain In Cancer Patients

Recent analysis of previous published research found playing an instrument or simply listening to music may lessen anxiety and pain in cancer patients. Researchers reviewed 30 studies, 17 of which involved people listening to recorded music and 13 where patients … Continue reading

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Study Says Americans Living Longer But Less Healthy Lives

According to a study from the University of Southern California, Americans are living longer lives with fewer healthy years. Researchers looked at data from the National Health Interview Survey and National Vital Statistics from 1998 through 2006 and found that … Continue reading

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The Increasing Popularity Of Alternative Therapies

According to a survey from Consumer Reports, Americans are increasingly turning to alternative therapies such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and massage therapy to treat everything from depression to back pain. But despite the gaining popularity of alternative treatments, a majority … Continue reading

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Investors Not Feeling Personal Relationship with Wealth Managers

investors not feeling personal relationship with wealth managers according to SEI study – Financial Planning. Not feeling that “connection” with your wealth manager? You may not be alone. The above link takes you to a study that showed people ranked … Continue reading

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Rainy Day, Emergency Accounts Protect Against Unforeseen Expenses

In addition to saving money for retirement, most financial experts recommend putting money in both a rainy day account and an emergency fund. A rainy day account should have between $500 and $1,500 for unforeseen, short-term expenses such as car … Continue reading

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Aging Athletes Continue To Play Despite Risk Of Injury

Increasingly, senior athletes are reluctant to give up the sports they love, despite risk of injury. According to the International Health & Racquet Sportsclub Association, older adults are the fastest growing demographic for fitness club membership, growing from 8 million … Continue reading

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