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Snacking Is The American Pastime, Do It The Healthy Way

Snacking is the American pastime. Americans love to snack — morning, noon, night — indeed, anytime is the right time to snack. Snacking is perhaps even more popular than Football and Baseball. But, the key is to do it the right way and avoid chronic diseases. This is especially true…...

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Coronavirus: What You Need To Know About This Deadly Virus

Coronavirus is one of the major stories in the news over the past few weeks and deservedly so. It has global health authorities and the U.S. government on high alert. Indeed, President Trump has set up a special task force, led by HHS Secretary Azar to coordinate all methods to…...

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Are Blood Pressure Treatments Really Safe For You?

Are blood pressure treatments really safe for you? You’re thinking that’s probably an odd question to ask, right? But, it’s not odd at all, since medical researchers have recently been asking this same question. This is a very important medical issue as senior citizens aged 65 and older, are prime…...

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SECURE Act Could Now Change Seniors Retirement Options

The SECURE Act passed by Congress last week and signed by President Trump is likely to change the retirement savings options for senior citizens.     SECURE Act: What It Is, What It Does The SECURE Act allows senior citizens to contribute to their retirement plans over a longer period…...

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Wet Cold Weather Can Increase Your Risk For Cancer

That wet cold weather can heighten your risk for cancer is a surprising finding. Previous research studies reported that cancer risk can increase due to racial, ethnic, behavioral, social, economic, or lifestyle factors. This was the first study to measure a relationship between cancer rates, precipitation, and climate.    …...

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Health Care Deductions For Chronic Illness Could End January 1st

Health care deductions for millions of Americans with high medical costs will end on January 1st if Congress fails to act. Congress must extend the current law that allows  patients to deduct out-of-pocket health spending, once they’ve spent 7.5 percent of their income on such expenses. If Congress does not…...

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Migraine Headaches Increase Your Risk For Alzheimer’s

Migraine headaches can increase you risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study by Canadian researchers.   Canadian researchers from the University of Waterloo and the University of Manitoba found that migraine sufferers were four times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.   The study evaluated 679 senior…...

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Excessive Daytime Sleep Top Symptom Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Extreme daytime sleep has been identified as a top symptom of Alzheimer’s disease.  The question is, what causes this?  Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), led by Dr. Lea Grinberg, report that people with Alzheimer’s disease, experience major brain cell loss in three regions of the brain…...

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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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New Blood Test Catches Alzheimer’s Early, Helps Find A Cure

A new blood test can now detect specific biomarker proteins at an early stage of the disease. These proteins are called amyloids. They build up in the brains of Alzheimer’s sufferers — and their expansion destroys healthy brain neurons and causes eventual death to the patient.   Catching Alzheimer’s disease…...

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