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Prediabetes A Warning To Change Your Lifestyle Immediately

Prediabetes is a condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than they should be, but not yet high enough to be considered diabetes. Pre-diabetes can progress to type 2 diabetes, a disease in which your body does not use insulin properly.   Statistics now show that 33 percent of …...

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E Cigarette Smoking Is As Dangerous As Regular Cigarettes

E cigarette smoking is as dangerous as smoking regular tobacco cigarettes. Indeed, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WDHS) announced last week that fourteen people were hospitalized just this month alone with lung disease. The lung cancer came from vaping e cigarettes. In July of this year, eight cases of…...

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Seniors Have Collected Tons Of Documents, Shred Or Keep Them?

Seniors have collected tons of documents through the years — documents such as tax, financial, banking and medical. That’s a lot of paper that needs storage space! The question is: what to do with these documents? Keep them or shred them? On the one hand, there’s no question that one…...

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Dehydration a Serious Health Issue For Seniors During Summer Heat

Dehydration and heat exhaustion is a very serious health issue for senior citizens during the hot summer months, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).   Indeed, this past week end, the eastern two-thirds of the United States suffered through broiling temperatures that reached 110 degrees. The blazing hot…...

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Lifestyle Improvements Reduces Alzheimer’s Risk In Senior Citizens

Lifestyle improvements such as healthy diets, scheduled exercising and no smoking, significantly reduces Alzheimer’s disease risk in seniors, recent studies show.   Right now, almost 6 million people in the United States live with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia’s.  This number is expected to grow rapidly over the next 30…...

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Triclosan, The Active Ingredient in Toothpaste Linked To Osteoporosis

Triclosan, an active ingredient in toothpaste and soaps could increase your risk of developing osteoporosis, according to a study published last week. The new research, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, suggests that triclosan might be harmful for your bones.   Triclosan reduces or prevents bacterial contamination. It…...

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Good Nutrition Is One Of The Keys To Great Health

Good nutrition is one of the keys to great health, according to many health care providers. Indeed this advice is unanimous and accepted by all age groups, including senior citizens who have their own specific health challenges. The question is, however, what are the best foods for me to include…...

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Exercise Sessions By Seniors Increases Life Span Regardless Of History

Exercise sessions for senior citizens is critically important for maintaining their health. Seniors can thereby increase their life span even though they may have never exercised before, a recent study shows.  Researchers at the University of Cambridge, England, report that even for seniors who have never exercised before, exercising consistently…...

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Cancer Tumors Respond To Low Dosage Combo Drugs

Cancer tumors responded well to low dosages of three drugs given simultaneously, a recent study reports.   Researchers at University of Geneva (UNIGE) in Switzerland, developed a way of recreating tumors in 3D outside the body and then using them to test drugs. This technique can provide oncologists with a…...

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Fiber In Your Diet Improves Your Health, Quality of Life, And Longevity

Fiber in your diet is extremely important to maintain your health. Among other things, fiber-rich diets reduce the risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and, most important, heart disease. The growing awareness of fiber in your diet has spurred consumers to improve their health and well being.      …...

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