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Physical Wellness: Sleep

Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions - for Caregivers and Seniors

UPDATED: This article is updated from an article that appeared on HelpingYouCare® on December 31, 2014. Happy New Year! Now is the exhilarating time for a new beginning — the time to make New Years resolutions for the coming . . . → Read More: Ideas & Checklists for New Years Resolutions – for Caregivers and Seniors

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Treating Sleep Apnea Found to Reduce High Blood Pressure

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine has found that a group of men with obstructive sleep apnea who also had high blood pressure, benefited from a significant lowering of their blood pressure when their . . . → Read More: Treating Sleep Apnea Found to Reduce High Blood Pressure

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Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50

The month of September has been designated as Healthy Aging® Month, an annual health observance developed to help individuals think more positively about growing older, and take actions to promote their own physical, social, mental and financial well-being. The . . . → Read More: Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50

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Johns Hopkins Health Alert Features 8 Key Strategies to Protect Your Memory

A new Health Alert published by Johns Hopkins Medicine features 8 key strategies that the Johns Hopkins experts say can help preserve your memory and brain health. The Health Alert, entitled “How to Protect Your Memory and Brain Health,” . . . → Read More: Johns Hopkins Health Alert Features 8 Key Strategies to Protect Your Memory

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Harvard Women's Health Watch Provides 8 Secrets to a Good Night's Sleep Without Medicine

Difficulty in getting a good night’s sleep often plagues women as they get older, according to doctors at Harvard. “Later in life there tends to be a decrease in the number of hours slept,” says Dr. Karen Carlson, associate . . . → Read More: Harvard Women’s Health Watch Provides 8 Secrets to a Good Night’s Sleep Without Medicine

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Harvard Guide to Women's Health Fifty and Forward Focuses on Prevention

The Harvard Medical School Special Health Report, A Guide to Women’s Health: Fifty and Forward, presents a basic overview of the changes in major health risks that women face as they age, and focuses particularly on lifestyle changes that . . . → Read More: Harvard Guide to Women’s Health Fifty and Forward Focuses on Prevention

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Insufficient Sleep Increases Stroke Risk, New Study Finds

A large new study presented on Monday at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Boston has found that healthy people age 45 and older who routinely get less than six hours of sleep per night . . . → Read More: Insufficient Sleep Increases Stroke Risk, New Study Finds

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Craving for Unhealthy Foods Increases with Loss of Sleep, New Study Finds

New research by scientists at Columbia University has found that the sight of unhealthy junk foods activated reward centers (which trigger craving) in the brains of study volunteers who were sleep-deprived, but the same images did not activate reward . . . → Read More: Craving for Unhealthy Foods Increases with Loss of Sleep, New Study Finds

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Memorial Day Health Message for Caregivers: Wellness Tips from the CDC

This Memorial Day, as we remember our loved ones who have gone on, including those who gave their lives in service of our country, let us resolve to honor their lives and the lives of those loved ones we . . . → Read More: Memorial Day Health Message for Caregivers: Wellness Tips from the CDC

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President Proclaims May as Older Americans Month

Following a tradition dating from 1963, President Barack Obama has declared the month of May as Older Americans Month. This is an observance declared by every President since President John F. Kennedy, dedicated to recognizing and honoring the achievements . . . → Read More: President Proclaims May as Older Americans Month

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Free Brain Health Fair April 21, 2012 - Hosted by American Academy of Neurology Foundation

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Foundation has announced that it will host a Free Brain Health Fair on April 21, 2012 in New Orleans. The event, which is open to the public, “is a free, daylong family event . . . → Read More: Free Brain Health Fair April 21, 2012 – Hosted by American Academy of Neurology Foundation

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Sleep May Improve With Age, New Study Finds

A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, analyzing data from a survey of 155,877 participants, has found that contrary to popular belief, people in their 70s and 80s actually reported better sleep — less sleep disturbance . . . → Read More: Sleep May Improve With Age, New Study Finds

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One Way to Reduce Stress

Walking can help you reduce stress, according to Dr. Michael McKee from the Cleveland Clinic. Among other benefits, he further states walking can help you sleep better and put things in better perspective. . . . → Read More: One Way to Reduce Stress

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June is National Prevention and Wellness Month

This June has been declared the first ever National Prevention and Wellness Month. As explained in a release issued Monday, June 20 by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), this is part of an initiative, sparked . . . → Read More: June is National Prevention and Wellness Month

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Insufficient Sleep Declared a Public Health Epidemic

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has released the results of two new studies and added a feature page to its website, declaring, “Insufficient Sleep is a Public Health Epidemic.” An estimated 50-70 million US adults . . . → Read More: Insufficient Sleep Declared a Public Health Epidemic

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Eleven Tips for Healthy Sleep

The National Sleep Foundation provides the following eleven tips to help you go to sleep at night and achieve the benefits of regular, healthy sleep. It cautions that these tips are intended for “typical” adults, and not necessarily for . . . → Read More: Eleven Tips for Healthy Sleep

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How Insomnia Can Affect Your Health; And Some Things You Can do About it

HealthCentral.com, from Reuters Health – Sleep Disorders News. Information on sleep disorders, how they can affect your health, and some things you can do about them. >>View Info

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In Brief: Your Guide to Healthy Sleep

In Brief: Your Guide to Healthy Sleep, A four page guide by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. A shorter version of the longer booklet entitled “Your . . . → Read More: In Brief: Your Guide to Healthy Sleep

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Your Guide to Healthy Sleep

Your Guide to Healthy Sleep, a 72 page booklet, is published by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, which is under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Recognizing the . . . → Read More: Your Guide to Healthy Sleep

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