Monthly Archives: August 2012

More Than 100 Million Americans Have Chronic Pain

More than 100 million American adults suffer from chronic pain, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine. That’s nearly one-third of all Americans and more than the number affected by heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. But despite … Continue reading

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The Rising Number Of Cost Burdened Senior Households

According to Census Bureau figures, there will be approximately 10,000 people turning 65 every day until nearly 2030. And, with the number of senior citizens rising rapidly, so will the number of cost-burdened senior households. According to the most recent … Continue reading

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Men, Women, And The Effects Of Alzheimer’s Disease

New research from the University of Hertfordshire found that women with Alzheimer’s disease tend to deteriorate faster than men with the disease. The paper, published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, discovered men consistently scored higher on a … Continue reading

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Electrical Charge Boosts Health Benefits Of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of a type of antioxidant called polyphenols. Polyphenols are thought to help control damaging free radicals, which have been linked to the development of certain cancers and diseases. Now new research from the University … Continue reading

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Eating Vegetables Helps Protect The Pancreas

According to a study from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, eating vegetables may help protect the pancreas and prevent acute pancreatitis. The research followed 80,000 adults for 11 years in order to examine the link between antioxidant levels and … Continue reading

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The Extraordinarily Healthy Brains Of SuperAgers

SuperAgers are people over the age of 80 whose brain and memory functions as well as someone 20 to 30 years younger than them. And though there are not a lot of them, a new study attempts to determine what … Continue reading

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Survey Says Nearly 40 Million Americans Providing Eldercare

The first-ever American Time Use Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that 16 percent of the U.S. population provided unpaid care to someone over the age of 65 in 2011. According to the report, the rising number of … Continue reading

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Most Americans Expect To Work Past Retirement Age

According to a new retirement survey from the Society of Actuaries, the number of respondents who say they do not expect to be able to retire has risen since 2009. That year, 29 percent of workers approaching retirement age said … Continue reading

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Leisure Activity During Retirement Contributes To Heart Health

Regularly engaging in leisure-time activities such as walking, gardening, housework, and home maintenance can contribute to heart health, according to new research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. The study, which followed 4,200 participants over a 10 year … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate May Help To Reduce Blood Pressure

Flavanols are a compound found in cocoa that may help reduce blood pressure, according to new research. The study, which reviewed the results of short-term trials in which participants were given cocoa powder or dark chocolate daily for up to … Continue reading

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