Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Health Benefits Of Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts aren’t among the most popular vegetables, largely due to the fact that when overcooked they take on a bitter flavor. But despite their popularity problems, they are packed with nutrients that provide numerous health benefits and can help … Continue reading

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Overeating May Be Linked To Mild Cognitive Impairment

Consuming more than 2,100 calories per day may be linked to a higher incidence of mild cognitive impairment. A new study of 1,200 people between the ages of 70 and 89 found that the more calories a person consumed in … Continue reading

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Doctors Surveyed About Honesty and Communication

According to a new study published in Health Affairs, more than half of surveyed doctors said they bent the truth and gave a patient an overly positive prognosis in the past year. The study, which surveyed nearly 2,000 doctors nationwide … Continue reading

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Cancer Drug Has Dramatic Effect On Alzheimer’s In Mice

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine gave mice large doses of a drug typically used to treat a type of skin cancer and found that it very quickly reversed the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Within three days, … Continue reading

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Doctors Increasingly Advising Patients To Get More Exercise

The number of doctors prescribing exercise and physical activity to their patients has increased over the past 10 years, according to a new report from the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention. In 2000, less than 25 percent of adults … Continue reading

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Survey Finds Americans Over 50 Worried About Money And Work

Despite recent signs of economic improvement, Americans over the age of 50 are generally pessimistic about their financial situation, retirement, and ability to find a job. More than 1,300 Americans over the age of 50 were surveyed recently by the … Continue reading

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Green Tea Drinkers Have Lower Rate Of Disability

A study of Japanese adults over the age of 65 found those that drank the most green tea had the lowest rate of functional disability and remained more independent than those who drank less. Adults who drank five cups a … Continue reading

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The Effects Of Stress On The Brain

Research from Yale University shows that stressful events may lead to a loss of gray matter in the areas of the brain that regulate emotion, self-control, and physiological functions such as blood pressure. Emily Ansell, assistant professor of psychiatry and … Continue reading

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High Blood Pressure Doubles Risk Of Stroke

If you have high-blood pressure, you have twice the risk of suffering a stroke compared to someone with normal blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. And a recent study of nearly 500 stroke survivors found 72 percent reported … Continue reading

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Few Americans Say They’ve Saved Enough For Retirement

The recent recession and slow pace of the economic recovery has made saving money more difficult for those approaching retirement and sustaining a comfortable lifestyle a challenge for the already retired. In fact, only seven percent of Americans reported having … Continue reading

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