Monthly Archives: April 2013

Additional Care Needed To Treat Overlapping Diseases

A recent study found that Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and high blood pressure are 3 of the most common overlapping diseases. 42% of individuals under assisted-living care suffer from dementia, while 9% suffer from dementia coupled with a form of heart … Continue reading

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Physical And Mental Exercise May Prevent Cognitive Decline

A study was conducted to discover the most effective strategies for addressing symptoms of dementia. The research involved 32 controlled trials with patients being assigned prescription drugs, natural remedies, hormone therapies, physical exercise or mental exercise. The study revealed that … Continue reading

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New Brain Scan Detects Pain Levels

Researchers have created a new device that is used to measure pain responses in the brain. The device is called Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and takes real-time pictures of the brain to help researchers better understand our body’s response to … Continue reading

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Americans Avoid Prescription Drugs To Save Money

A new study was released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention explaining that an increasing amount of Americans struggle to pay for prescription drugs. The study also found that people who are not insured are more likely to … Continue reading

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Osteopathic Manipulation May Ease Lower Back Pain

Dr. John Licciardone, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, conducted a study to evaluate the benefits of osteopathic manipulation for individuals suffering from chronic lower back pain. The study consisted of 455 individuals all having complaints of the condition. Dr. Licciardone … Continue reading

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Link Between Red Meat And Heart Disease

Dr. Stanley Hazen led a study to find a link between red meat and heart disease. The study consisted of six men and women asked to consume an 8-ounce steak, then later have their blood drawn. In the past, health … Continue reading

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Funding Family Member’s IRA Can Lower Tax Bill

People who wish to fund a family member’s individual retirement account before April 15th, 2013 can possibly reduce their own tax bill and accelerate their security during retirement, although there are certain rules that do apply. IRA expert, Ed Slott … Continue reading

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Bypass Surgery Carries Low Risk Of Cognitive Impairment

A new study suggests that individuals undergoing bypass surgery should not be particularly concerned with long-term memory loss and cognitive impairments. Previous studies found that individuals having bypass surgery may be at a higher risk of suffering long-term cognitive impairments … Continue reading

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Enzyme Supplements May Aid Digestion

Digestive enzymes slow down as people age, which makes digesting certain foods a challenge. Doctors are now saying that enzyme supplements may work well with the body to help break down food, but suggest that future studies may help confirm … Continue reading

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Many Health Care Plans Fail To Meet 2014 Insurance Standards

According to a report from the University of Chicago, approximately 50% of current personal health insurance plans do not meet Obamacare standards. Many individual health insurance plans fall short of basic requirements for the new health care reform that will … Continue reading

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