Monthly Archives: November 2012

Statin Use Linked To Lowered Risk Of Glaucoma

According to recent research from the University of Michigan, people who take statins have a lower risk of developing open-angle glaucoma. Statins are commonly prescribed to help lower cholesterol but have also been found to have protective effects in diseases … Continue reading

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Data Shows Alarming Pattern For Prospective Retirees

Data from the Center For Retirement Research shows an alarming trend in wealth accumulation and retirement preparedness among Americans. The chart, which contains data going back to 1983, shows a stable pattern of wealth accumulation through the most recent survey … Continue reading

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Four Signs Of Aging That May Signal Poor Heart Health

Danish researchers have found four signs of aging that may signal poor heart health and a higher risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease. The research followed 11,000 men and women over the age of 40 for 35 years and … Continue reading

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Arthritis Relief Among Ginger’s Health Benefits

Ginger has long been known for its health benefits, which include everything from helping with digestion to fighting the growth and spread of both colorectal and ovarian cancer. But ginger also has anti-inflammatory properties which can benefit people suffering from … Continue reading

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Poor Air Quality Linked To Cognitive Decline

An analysis of data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Health and Retirement Study conducted by Jennifer Ailshire, PhD, of the University of Southern California is the first to look at how air quality affects the cognitive function … Continue reading

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Senior Sleep Trouble May Be A Myth

Conventional wisdom often links aging to sleep problems. And, according to recent research, sleeplessness can raise the risk of everything from hypertension to diabetes. But though that may seem like a reason for older adults to be concerned, a new … Continue reading

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Physical Activity Linked To Increased Lifespan

A study aimed at determining how many years of life were gained based on the level of exercise an individual engaged in after the age of 40 has found that leisure-time physical activity is linked to life expectancy. The research, … Continue reading

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Seeing A Specialist Reduces Patient Readmission Risk

A study focused on finding ways to reduce readmission rates among congestive heart failure patients over the age of 65 found that patients who saw a cardiologist had a significantly lower risk of returning to the hospital within 30 days. … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Good Health And Happiness

Surprisingly, research has shown that poor health isn’t a reliable indicator of a person’s level of happiness. And now, a new study from George Mason University adds to the evidence that even people with life-threatening diseases often report being as … Continue reading

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Most Americans Base Retirement Savings On A Guess

A recent poll conducted by Harris Interactive found that 75 percent of Americans described their retirement preparations as being based on some sort of a guess compared to 22 percent who said their plan was based on calculations. The numbers … Continue reading

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