Monthly Archives: September 2012

Popular Painkillers May Raise Risks After Heart Attack

A new study, published in the journal Circulation, found a possible link between the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs known as NSAIDs and increased risks for heart attack survivors. Among 100,000 survivors of first heart attacks, nearly half filled a … Continue reading

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Americans Exercising More Than Ever Before

So far this year, more Americans have reported exercising three or more days per week than in any of the past four years. In fact, 2012 may set a record for exercise in the United States. According to Gallup’s Well … Continue reading

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Baby Boomers Face Financial Hardships Following Recession

According to a new AARP report, 80 percent of baby boomers who were unemployed in 2010 were still out of work late last year. The report, which surveyed boomers on their financial well being following the recent recession, discovered that … Continue reading

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Research Finds No Evidence Ginkgo Biloba Improves Memory

Ginkgo biloba has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years and, more recently, has been sold as a dietary supplement aimed at helping prevent memory loss and improving focus and mental sharpness. But, according to new research … Continue reading

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Studies Link Heavy Drinking To Stroke, Memory Problems

A study of 540 people who suffered a stroke found that heavy drinkers were more likely to have theirs earlier in life than participants who weren’t heavy drinkers. According to the research, published in the journal of the American Academy … Continue reading

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How Personality Helps Shape Health Habits

An Australian study says a person’s personality has a role in determining their lifestyle. People who believed their actions determined their fate were more likely to eat a healthier diet, exercise regularly, and avoid binge drinking and smoking. On the … Continue reading

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Data Reveals Which State Has Longest Life Expectancy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention release their life expectancy tables every 10 years. The data reveals which state’s residents live the longest and whether or not the average has improved or decreased over the past decade. According to … Continue reading

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Prescription Drugs, Medical Care Rank High Among Financial Struggles

More than half of the respondents in a new survey from Consumer Reports said they had to cut back on other household expenses in order to pay for their prescription drugs. In fact, participants reported cutting back on everything from … Continue reading

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Women, Retirement Planning, And Life Expectancy

Women, more than men, say they expect to live past the age of 90. In fact, nearly twice the number of women said they expected to live a long life compared to men in a recent retirement survey. But despite … Continue reading

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Too Many Hours At Work Increases Risk Of Heart Disease

A recent study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, finds that working too many hours can raise the risk of developing coronary heart disease. People who worked long hours were found to have an approximately 40 percent higher risk … Continue reading

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