Category Archives: Healthy Living

LOWER YOUR CHOLESTEROL

Making a few simple changes to your diet could help lower your cholesterol naturally. Below are the Top 5 foods as recommended by the Mayo Clinic: Olive Oil Nuts – walnuts, almonds, pecans High Fiber Foods – oatmeal, kidney beans … Continue reading

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REAL ESTATE TREND: TINY HOUSES

When it comes to houses, bigger isn’t always better. Tiny houses are the newest trend in the housing market, especially for those boomers looking to downsize. Averaging from 100 to 400 square feet, they offer many of the same amenities … Continue reading

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Asthma Treatment Breakthrough

A team of scientists from Cardiff University in Great Britain believe they have identified the root cause of asthma. Experiments on mice and human airway tissue found that calcium sensing receptor cells – which detect changes in the environment – … Continue reading

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SODIUM IN YOUR DIET

Sodium is essential for proper body functions –it helps balance fluids within the body, it helps transmit nerve impulses and it can influence the contraction and relaxation of muscles. However, the average American gets about 3,400 mg of sodium a … Continue reading

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FOOD SAFETY FOR SUMMER COOKOUTS

Barbecues and pool parties with family and friends often top the list summer activities. But, cooking outside can lead to bacteria growth and food-borne illness Cathy Cochran, a food safety expert at the United States Department of Agriculture, warns that … Continue reading

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KNOW YOUR SOURCE WHEN ORDERING PRESCRIPTIONS ONLINE

A 2007-2010 study by the CDC found that people age 65 and older took an average of 5+ prescription drugs.  Their research also found that the cost of prescription medications has been rising.  The financial burden can be overwhelming, especially … Continue reading

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THE SECRET TO LONGEVITY

According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 1920 the average life expectancy was 54. Today, it is 78. So, what is the secret? The Longevity Project, a book based on an 8 decade long study at Stanford University, found … Continue reading

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MEDICAL STUDIES LACK SENIOR PARTICIPATION

Experimental studies are critical to advancing medical treatments and drugs, however recent statistics have shown that the senior population is underrepresented. Seniors are often omitted from controlled testing because of complicated health conditions or for fear they will increase the … Continue reading

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RED MEAT LINKED TO BREAST CANCER

A recent study at Harvard found that women who ate a higher amount of red meat also had higher instances of breast cancer. This may be in part to the carcinogens released when cooked at high temperatures and the protein … Continue reading

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THE CHANGING FACE OF RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES

Retirement communities have long been Sun Belt developments filled with golf carts and “early-bird” specials. But real estate developers are finding that today’s boomers have different ideas about their retirement homes. “Today, people do not want a geezer ghetto,” said … Continue reading

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