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Quit Worrying About Your Health Have you had your five to nine servings of vegetables today? Exercised for an hour? Cut back on saturated fat and gotten eight hours of sleep? Dictating the rules for healthful living has become a cottage industry, with Web sites, talk shows and books (and…

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Walking Highly Recommended for Seniors: Some Things You Should Know If you’re an older adult who hasn’t been active in recent years, one of the easiest ways to ease back into activity is walking – the most basic exercise there is, yet, highly touted by the American Heart Association and…

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Are You At Risk for Heart Disease? Heart Disease Heart disease, also called “cardiovascular disease,” is the leading cause of death in the United States. This broad term encompasses a wide range of cardiovascular problems: everything from coronary artery disease and arrhythmia (heart rhythm abnormalities) to atherosclerosis (hardening of the…

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7 Medical Tests and Treatments You May Not Really Need The exercise stress test that’s part of your yearly physical. The MRI you got when you threw out your back moving the couch. The antibiotics you took for your sinus infection. You probably didn’t need any of them. The American Board of…

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Nutritional Drinks and the Elderly “My elderly mother isn’t eating and she has lost a lot of weight. Should I give her a nutrition supplement drink to replace the meals she should be eating?” Under-nutrition due to lack of eating is a common problem among elderly people. It is also…

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 FDA Clears First-of-a-Kind Device for Brain Cancer The FDA has recently approved a device that inhibits cancer cell division by projecting electrical fields in the cancerous area. This treatment has, in preliminary tests on brain cancer, proven to be as effective and have fewer accompanying side effects as other cancer…

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For Cardiac Patients, Working Harder Is Smarter For seniors recovering from a heart attack, a surprising new finding: Quick bursts of activity actually may be better than slow and steady exercise. Normally, doctors frown on cardiac patients doing any sort of activity that spikes their heart rates. But researchers at…

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Thin People Can Harbor Dangerous “Invisible Fat” Scientists have long assumed that skinny people are less likely than those with some jiggle to develop heart disease, diabetes or cancer. But according to a genetic analysis of 75,000 people done by the Medical Research Council in the United Kingdom, it’s not…

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 Could New Technology Help Senior Drivers? These days, the airwaves are filled with commercials for cars that do the driving—or at least some of it—for you. Could this be, at least in part, an answer to the perpetual problem of what to do about the waning skills of senior drivers?…

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Canine Cancer Detectors May Hold Key to Earlier Diagnosis Cancer detection tests have gone to the dogs—at least in one German study. As reported by Time magazine, a recent study has been published in the European Respiratory Journal, extolling the talents of pooches as lung-cancer detectors. When presented with human breath samples in…