Monthly Archives: November 2011

Soluble Fiber May Boost Your Immune System

There are two main types of fiber, soluble and insoluble. Both are found naturally in plants and are important for digestion and the prevention of conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Soluble fiber has been shown to have … Continue reading

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Fewer Seniors Paying Off Debts Before Retirement

According to a survey from CESI Debt Solutions, a majority of retirees retired with debts and most didn’t delay retirement in order to pay them off. The survey found 56 percent of respondents had debt when they retired and 59 … Continue reading

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Protein Protects Against Sleepiness, Need For Naps

Orexin cells in the brain are responsible for making us feel energetic and telling our body when to burn calories. When the cells are less active, so are we. According to a recent study that tracked the cells’ activity in … Continue reading

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One In Four Need Assistance With Medical Decisions

According to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, more than one in four elderly adults will need someone to help make decisions about their medical care near the end of life. The study, which looked … Continue reading

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Happiness Linked To Gratitude More Than Achievement

Studies have linked happiness to better health and longer life. But though many measure happiness in terms of achievement, recent research shows being grateful for what you already have increases happiness more than a concentration on achieving goals or acquiring … Continue reading

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Number of Americans Over Age 90 Triples Since 1980

More and more Americans are living past the age of 90, according to recently released census figures. The number of Americans over the age of 90 has nearly tripled since 1980 and is expected to reach 8 million by 2050. … Continue reading

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Aging Population Increases Need For Long Term Care

The American population is aging. Already, the fastest-growing age group is made up of people over the age of 85 and, by 2030, one in five Americans will be at least 65 years old. The increasing number of senior citizens, … Continue reading

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Elderly Patients Less Likely To Receive Pain Medication In ER

Compared to middle-aged emergency room patients, adults over the age of 75 are much less likely to receive pain medication, even when in severe pain. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine looked at … Continue reading

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One in Five Americans Have Hearing Loss

According to research from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Surveys, one in five Americans over the age of 12 has hearing loss severe enough to interfere with their ability to communicate. Hearing loss, as defined by the World Health … Continue reading

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Dancing Among The Best Exercises For Improving Balance

Among the elderly, falls are common, dangerous, and can lead to serious health consequences. According to the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, one in three elderly adults fall each year. Exercise can be an effective way of reducing falls … Continue reading

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