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AnswersForCare™ – Wellness: Diet, Excercise, Fitness for Seniors & Caregivers

Harvard Health Publishes New Joint Pain Relief Workout

Harvard Health Publications has published a new Special Health Report entitled, “The Joint Pain Relief Workout: Healing exercises for your shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles.” The Report provides exercises designed by doctors at Harvard Medical School, along with Master . . . → Read More: Harvard Health Publishes New Joint Pain Relief Workout

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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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US Government Provides Free Publications on Exercise, Diet and Weight Management

The U.S. Government provides multiple free health publications on Exercise, Diet and Weight Management. These publications can be downloaded free of charge from Be Active Your Way – Consumer Booklet for Adults – By the U.S. Department of Health . . . → Read More: US Government Provides Free Publications on Exercise, Diet and Weight Management

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Coffee May Lower Risk of Basal Cell Skin Cancer, New Study Suggests

A new study by researchers at Harvard suggests that drinking caffeinated coffee could lower your risk of developing Basal Cell Carcinoma, which is the most common type of skin cancer. The study also found that drinking caffeinated tea or . . . → Read More: Coffee May Lower Risk of Basal Cell Skin Cancer, New Study Suggests

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Tips to Celebrate a Safe and Happy Fourth of July and Enjoy the Outdoors Safely

This Fourth of July will be the 236th birthday of the United States of America. To help you celebrate safely, the U.S. Government has posted a number of resources at USA.gov, the U.S. government’s official web portal, and on . . . → Read More: Tips to Celebrate a Safe and Happy Fourth of July and Enjoy the Outdoors Safely

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Ruth Frith - Oldest Sportswoman of the World (98 years)

Ruth Frith was the oldest woman athlete in the World Masters Games in Sydney in 2009. She participated in the long jump, the triple jump, shot put, discus throw, hammer throw and javelin throw. She trains six days a . . . → Read More: Ruth Frith – Oldest Sportswoman of the World (98 years)

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Overcoming Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) - A Hope-Inspiring Story of Courage & Determination

Contributed By Jackie Barber EDITOR’S NOTE: Our dear friend Jackie Barber tells the moving story of how she is overcoming the dreaded Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) that one year ago left her completely paralyzed from neck to toe. This . . . → Read More: Overcoming Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) – A Hope-Inspiring Story of Courage & Determination

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Study Discovers Hormone Produced by Exercise that Helps Burn Fat and Prevent Diabetes

A new Harvard Health Letter reports that a recent study by scientists at Harvard Medical School has discovered a previously unknown natural hormone in muscle cells that is produced by exercise. The new hormone, which the scientists called “Irisin,” . . . → Read More: Study Discovers Hormone Produced by Exercise that Helps Burn Fat and Prevent Diabetes

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What is the Greatest Health Risk?

Which of the following presents the greatest risk to your health? Pesticides on apple skin, drinking hot beverages from a styrofoam cup, microwaves from a cell phone, or sitting 6 hours a day? View this video from ABC News, . . . → Read More: What is the Greatest Health Risk?

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Compound in Apples May Help Build Muscles & Fight Obesity and Diabetes, New Study Suggests

A new study conducted on mice by researchers at the University of Iowa, found that ursolic acid, a compound found in apple peels, may help build muscle and fight obesity, glucose intolerance (characteristic of diabetes), and fatty liver disease. . . . → Read More: Compound in Apples May Help Build Muscles & Fight Obesity and Diabetes, New Study Suggests

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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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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Against Vitamin D & Calcium Supplements

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation on June 12, 2012, in which, based on its review of the scientific literature, it declined to recommend Vitamin D and Calcium supplements for prevention of cancer or bone . . . → Read More: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Against Vitamin D & Calcium Supplements

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New Studies Focus on Preventing Muscle Loss, as Key to Healthy Aging

The National Institutes of Health last week awarded a $5.2 million grant to the University of Florida’s Institute on Aging, for continued studies of what causes age-related muscle loss (Sarcopenia) and how to prevent it. According to a recent . . . → Read More: New Studies Focus on Preventing Muscle Loss, as Key to Healthy Aging

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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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Eating More Fruits & Vegetables May Help Quit Smoking, New Study Finds

A new study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research has found that if you’re trying to quit smoking, eating more fruits and vegetables may help you quit and stay tobacco-free for longer. The study, by researchers from . . . → Read More: Eating More Fruits & Vegetables May Help Quit Smoking, 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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Men's Health Week and Men's Health Month Focus on Prevention & Wellness

“On average, men are less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than women,” but “more than half of premature deaths among men are preventable,” according to a book, Blueprint for Men’s Health: A Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle, . . . → Read More: Men’s Health Week and Men’s Health Month Focus on Prevention & Wellness

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Some Thought For Food: Healthy Restaurant Salads

Some healthy food choice tips when eating out. Watch Consumer Reports check out salads from popular restaurants. »

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A Diet to Extend Life

Former President Bill Clinton, on the David Letterman Show, credits his vegan diet for saving and extending his life. Watch »

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May 30 is National Senior Health & Fitness Day

About 100,000 older adults will participate in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S. on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, celebrating the 19th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day, the event’s organizer announced. “National Senior Health & . . . → Read More: May 30 is National Senior Health & Fitness Day

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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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Don't Fry Day - May 25 - Focuses on Sun Safety & Preventing Skin Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Friday that the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day (May 25) as “Don’t Fry Day,” and FDA is participating in this national campaign . . . → Read More: Don’t Fry Day – May 25 – Focuses on Sun Safety & Preventing Skin Cancer

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Govt Provides Links to More Senior Resources for Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month, a time to recognize and honor the guiding wisdom and contributions of our nation’s seniors. Older Americans Month is declared each year by Presidential Proclamation. See President Proclaims May as Older Americans Month for . . . → Read More: Govt Provides Links to More Senior Resources for Older Americans Month

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May is National Mediterranean Diet Month

May has been declared as National Mediterranean Diet Month, a national health observance aimed at generating awareness of the Mediterranean Diet and lifestyle, and the health benefits associated with it. The event is sponsored by Oldways Preservation Trust, a . . . → Read More: May is National Mediterranean Diet Month

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Smart Phone Apps & Social Networking Help Lose Weight, Evidence Suggests

During a session at the 19th European Congress on Obesity in Lyon, France on Thursday, May 10, Dr. Robert Pretlow of the Research Institute, eHealth International in Seattle, Washington, presented evidence suggesting that social networking and new smart phone . . . → Read More: Smart Phone Apps & Social Networking Help Lose Weight, Evidence Suggests

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FDA Provides Resources for National Women's Check-Up Day - May 14 - and National Women's Health Week

May 14 is National Women’s Check-Up Day. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HS), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other federal agencies urge all women to have preventive health screenings and check-ups to care for . . . → Read More: FDA Provides Resources for National Women’s Check-Up Day – May 14 – and National Women’s Health Week

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Mother's Day Kicks Off National Women's Health Week, May 13-19, 2012

In a news release issued May 11, U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, announced that Mother’s Day will begin the observance of National Women’s Health Week, which will run from May 13 through 19 this year. . . . → Read More: Mother’s Day Kicks Off National Women’s Health Week, May 13-19, 2012

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National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month Spotlights Bone Health

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) announced this month that in connection with National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which is observed each year in May, it is launching a new campaign, called Generations of Strength®. “NOF’s Generations of Strength . . . → Read More: National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month Spotlights Bone Health

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National Arthritis Action Month Focuses on What You Can Do to Prevent or Manage this Common Condition

In a news release issued May 1, the Arthritis Foundation, a non-profit organization, declared May as National Arthritis Action Month, and “challeng[ed] Americans to begin taking steps to reduce the burden of arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability.” . . . → Read More: National Arthritis Action Month Focuses on What You Can Do to Prevent or Manage this Common Condition

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National High Blood Pressure Education Month Highlights Risks from High Blood Pressure & Ways to Control It

In a statement issued May 2, Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced that May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month and Stroke Awareness Month. These events, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute . . . → Read More: National High Blood Pressure Education Month Highlights Risks from High Blood Pressure & Ways to Control It

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New HBO Documentary, The Weight of The Nation, Explores Causes, Costs of Obesity

A new HBO documentary, The Weight of The Nation, produced by John Hoffman in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), explores the costs and causes of the well-publicized obesity epidemic that is plaguing America and its health . . . → Read More: New HBO Documentary, The Weight of The Nation, Explores Causes, Costs of Obesity

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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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New Reports Document High Costs of Obesity in America

Several new studies and reports have been published recently documenting the high costs of obesity to America and Americans. According to these new research findings, obesity adds $190 Billion per year to health care costs, which is over 20% . . . → Read More: New Reports Document High Costs of Obesity in America

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Eating Blueberries & Strawberries May Slow Mental Decline with Aging, Study Finds

A new study of over 16,000 women over age 70, conducted by researchers at Harvard, has found that eating an average of one-half cup of blueberries or one cup of strawberries per week, over decades, may slow the memory . . . → Read More: Eating Blueberries & Strawberries May Slow Mental Decline with Aging, Study Finds

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Lifting Weights May Improve Seniors' Brain Function More than Walking Does, New Study Finds

A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, found that among a group of senior women, aged 70-80, with mild cognitive impairment, those who engaged in 6 months of twice . . . → Read More: Lifting Weights May Improve Seniors’ Brain Function More than Walking Does, New Study Finds

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NIH Features New Report on Good Nutrition for Healthy Bones

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced on Monday that it has posted a new report on Good Nutrition for Healthy Bones issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation, on the NIH’s medical resource site. The report is posted and . . . → Read More: NIH Features New Report on Good Nutrition for Healthy Bones

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Physical Activity of All Kinds Lowers Risk of Alzheimer's, Study Finds

A new study published in the journal Neurology, has found that physical activity, including both exercise and activity from daily chores or activities of daily living, may significantly reduce a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, even if you . . . → Read More: Physical Activity of All Kinds Lowers Risk of Alzheimer’s, Study Finds

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Optimism & Positive Outlook May Help Prevent Heart Attack, New Study Finds

In a new study reviewing more than 200 studies published in two major scientific databases, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found that positive psychological well-being, including especially a sense of optimism, appears to reduce the . . . → Read More: Optimism & Positive Outlook May Help Prevent Heart Attack, New Study Finds

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Cleveland Clinic Florida - Health & Wellness Expo - April 28

The Cleveland Clinic invites everyone to come to their annual Health & Wellness Expo, which will be held in the Jagelman Conference Center at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida. This is a free annual event, which includes health . . . → Read More: Cleveland Clinic Florida – Health & Wellness Expo – April 28

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Heart Disease Reversal

The Rave Diet claims to reverse heart disease, as well as wide range of other diseases, by changing to a plant-based diet. It has been endorsed by doctors from The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, who are interviewed–one of whom reversed . . . → Read More: Heart Disease Reversal

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World Health Day April 7 Focuses on Healthy Aging

April 7, 2012 is World Health Day, an annual event sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations. The theme of this year’s event is “Ageing and health: Good . . . → Read More: World Health Day April 7 Focuses on Healthy Aging

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National Public Health Week Being Observed April 2-8, 2012

April 2-8, 2012 has been declared National Public Health Week, an annual campaign sponsored for the past 16 years by the National Public Health Association, “aimed at educating the public, policy-makers and the public health community about critical public . . . → Read More: National Public Health Week Being Observed April 2-8, 2012

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Are You At Risk for Diabetes? CDC Provides Quiz to Help You Find Out

As part of Diabetes Alert Day, March 27, 2012, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) posted updated information on Diabetes’ diagnosis and prevention on its website. This includes a Quiz (below), which the CDC invites you . . . → Read More: Are You At Risk for Diabetes? CDC Provides Quiz to Help You Find Out

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Preventing and Managing Coronary Artery Disease

Watch Michael S. Lauer, M.D. Director, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute »

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Ninety Percent of Americans Eat Too Much Salt, CDC Reports

According to a report posted March 26 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), “About 9 in 10 Americans aged 2 years and older eat too much sodium.” “There is strong evidence that eating too much . . . → Read More: Ninety Percent of Americans Eat Too Much Salt, CDC Reports

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Preventing Osteoporosis

Here are some tips on preventing osteoporosis by Cleveland Clinic’s Kristin Kirkpatrick, wellness manager for the Lifestyle 180 program. Watch ShareWik.com »

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Helen, a Caregiver at a Senior Center, Tells How Health Reform Has Helped Her and Other Seniors

Helen, a senior who works at a Senior Center in Philadelphia, tells her story on how health care reform has helped her and other seniors. She explains how the free preventive services provided to seniors under the Patient Protection . . . → Read More: Helen, a Caregiver at a Senior Center, Tells How Health Reform Has Helped Her and Other Seniors

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HHS Notes Successes of Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) on its 2-Year Anniversary

March 23, 2012 was the two-year anniversary of the date on which President Obama signed the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (“Affordable Care Act”) into law. The Affordable Care Act is the Obama Administration’s signature health care reform . . . → Read More: HHS Notes Successes of Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) on its 2-Year Anniversary

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A Simple Equation for Heart Health

Dr. Martha Grogan, a cardiologist with the Mayo Clinic and medical editor for the new book Heart Healthy For Life suggests: Eat 5, Move 10, Sleep 8 Watch . . . → Read More: A Simple Equation for Heart Health

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Physically Active Seniors May Live Longer, Study Suggests

A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, provides more evidence that physically active seniors have a lower risk of dying than those who are least active. This is one . . . → Read More: Physically Active Seniors May Live Longer, Study Suggests

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A Healthy Food Habit: Reading the Label

You may by surprised by what you will find! Watch Cleveland Clinic’s Lifestyle 180 Wellness Director, Kristin Kirkpatrick on ShareWIK.com »

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Fitness Lowers Odds of Death from Dementia, Study Finds

A recently published study has found that when approximately 60,000 adults were tested and ranked — as high, middle or low — for their level of cardiorespiratory fitness, those with medium or high levels of fitness had less than . . . → Read More: Fitness Lowers Odds of Death from Dementia, Study Finds

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Healthy Cooking: How to Cook a Super Healthy Chicken Salad Veronique

Here’s how to cook a super healthy and super delicious chicken salad veronique from ShareWIKI.com. Watch Jim Perko, Executive Chef at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute . . . → Read More: Healthy Cooking: How to Cook a Super Healthy Chicken Salad Veronique

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Exercise Increasingly Important for Those Over Age 65

Evergreen Rehabilitation. More Information For more information on exercise and all aspects of wellness, see the HelpingYouCare™ resource pages on Wellness/ Healthy Living for Seniors & Caregivers, including: Exercise: Physical Wellness; Diet & Nutrition: Physical . . . → Read More: Exercise Increasingly Important for Those Over Age 65

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National Nutrition Month - Resources on Eating for Prevention & Wellness

March is National Nutrition Month®, a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a nonprofit organization. According to the Academy, “The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making . . . → Read More: National Nutrition Month – Resources on Eating for Prevention & Wellness

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Red Meat Increases Risk of Death; Fish or Poultry Lowers Risk, New Study Finds

A new study by scientists at Harvard and the Cleveland Clinic has found that the more red meat one eats, the higher the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all causes, while substituting fish, poultry and other . . . → Read More: Red Meat Increases Risk of Death; Fish or Poultry Lowers Risk, New Study Finds

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Benefits of Weight Training for People Over 50

Fitness guru Nash Jocic advocates weight training for people over 50 to stop or slow down the aging process, increase mobility, and lower the risk of injuries. Watch » Consult your doctor before beginning an exercise . . . → Read More: Benefits of Weight Training for People Over 50

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Losing Weight Through Modest Changes in Lifestyle Habits

Donald D. Hensrud, M.D., Chairman of Preventive Medicine from the Mayo Clinic, explains how modest changes in lifestyle habits can help you lose weight and improve your health. Watch . . . → Read More: Losing Weight Through Modest Changes in Lifestyle Habits

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Exercise Changes DNA for the Better, New Study Finds

A new study has found that even 20 minutes of exercise by sedentary adults actually changed the DNA in their muscle cells within minutes. The DNA was changed in a way that helps the muscles work better for further . . . → Read More: Exercise Changes DNA for the Better, New Study Finds

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Celebrate Brain Awareness Week March 12-18

Brain Awareness Week, a global campaign to raise public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research, including research into the causes of Parkinson’s disease and other problems of the brain and nervous system and how to treat . . . → Read More: Celebrate Brain Awareness Week March 12-18

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Vitamin E Supplements May Weaken Bones, New Mouse Study Suggests

A new study by researchers at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, has found that mice fed Vitamin E supplement in a quantity similar to that consumed by many people taking Vitamin E supplements lost bone mass, while those bred . . . → Read More: Vitamin E Supplements May Weaken Bones, New Mouse Study Suggests

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Dietary Trans Fats Markedly Increase Stroke Risk Among Older Women, New Study Finds

A large new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that postmenopausal women whose diets were high in trans fats (and who did not take aspirin) had a 66% higher risk of . . . → Read More: Dietary Trans Fats Markedly Increase Stroke Risk Among Older Women, New Study Finds

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Ways to Boost Your Immune System During Cold and Flu Season

Watch Cleveland Clinic Nutritionist Kristin Kirkpatrick show ShareWIK.com how to strengthen your immune system during cold and flu season »

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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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Omega-3 in Fish & Other Foods May Keep Your Brain Sharper, New Study Finds

“People with lower blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids had lower brain volumes that were equivalent to about two years of structural brain aging,” said Dr. Zaldy S. Tan, MD, MPH of the University of California, principal author of . . . → Read More: Omega-3 in Fish & Other Foods May Keep Your Brain Sharper, New Study Finds

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Daily Diet Soft Drinks Linked to Higher Heart Attack & Stroke Risk, New Study Finds

A new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine has found that older adults who drank daily diet soft drinks were 43 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke over a ten-year period than . . . → Read More: Daily Diet Soft Drinks Linked to Higher Heart Attack & Stroke Risk, New Study Finds

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Eating Too Much May Increase Memory Loss in Older People

A new study from the Mayo Clinic suggests that eating too much may double the risk of memory loss in people over 70 years old. Watch study author Yonas E. Geda, M.D., MSc, associate professor of neurology and psychiatry . . . → Read More: Eating Too Much May Increase Memory Loss in Older People

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Eating Citrus Fruit May Lower Stroke Risk, New Study Suggests

A new study published in Stroke, a journal of the American Heart Association, has found that eating citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruit, may lower your risk of stroke, due to a compound called “flavanone” found in citrus . . . → Read More: Eating Citrus Fruit May Lower Stroke Risk, New Study Suggests

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Harvard Health Discusses the Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee

In a new article entitled “What is it about coffee?” the editors of Harvard Health Publications, discuss some of the known benefits and drawbacks of drinking coffee. The new article on coffee is found in Sleep, Hygiene, Quit Smoking . . . → Read More: Harvard Health Discusses the Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee

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Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgeon & Cardiologist Tackle Misconceptions About Heart Health

In their new book entitled, Heart 411: The Only Guide to Heart Health You’ll Ever Need, two renowned heart experts, heart surgeon Marc Gillinov and cardiologist Steven Nissen, both of the Cleveland Clinic, tackle some prominent misconceptions about heart . . . → Read More: Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgeon & Cardiologist Tackle Misconceptions About Heart Health

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Harvard Issues Updated Report on Low Back Pain: Healing Your Aching Back

Harvard Health Publications has issued a revised and updated version of its Special Health Report on “Low Back Pain: Healing Your Aching Back,” written by experts at Harvard Medical School. According to Harvard Health Publications, “Back pain is one . . . → Read More: Harvard Issues Updated Report on Low Back Pain: Healing Your Aching Back

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86 Million Americans Benefited from Free Preventive Healthcare Coverage in 2011 Due to Affordable Care Act, HHS Reports

According to data in two new reports issued February 15 by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), an estimated combined total of 86 million Americans have benefited in 2011 from the free preventive healthcare coverage provided . . . → Read More: 86 Million Americans Benefited from Free Preventive Healthcare Coverage in 2011 Due to Affordable Care Act, HHS Reports

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Eating Too Much May Double Risk of Memory Impairment, Mayo Clinic Finds

A new study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic has found that older adults who ate a high-calorie diet (2,142.5 to 6,000 calories per day) had more than double the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) of those who . . . → Read More: Eating Too Much May Double Risk of Memory Impairment, Mayo Clinic Finds

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10 Foods Largely Responsible for 9 of 10 Americans Eating Too Much Salt, New CDC Report Finds

A new report issued February 7 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has found that 9 out of 10 Americans eat too much salt, and 10 food types are responsible for 44 percent of daily . . . → Read More: 10 Foods Largely Responsible for 9 of 10 Americans Eating Too Much Salt, New CDC Report Finds

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Nationwide Events to Promote Heart-Healthy Living Being Held in February

The American Heart Association and other organizations are holding a series of nationwide events in February as part of “American Heart Month.” The purpose of this annual initiative, sponsored by the American Heart Association, is to call attention to . . . → Read More: Nationwide Events to Promote Heart-Healthy Living Being Held in February

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Hard-Cooked Eggs Recalled in 34 States for Possible Listeria Contamination

Michael Foods of Minnesota has recalled about 15,000 pails of hard-cooked eggs in brine that were produced at the company’s plant in Wakefield, Nebraska and sold to distributors for institutional use, in 34 States. The company announced that independent . . . → Read More: Hard-Cooked Eggs Recalled in 34 States for Possible Listeria Contamination

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What Diet is Best for You: Critique of Atkins Diet

In a presentation made at a meeting of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, George Eisman, Registered Dietitian, offered a critique of the high-protein Atkins Diet, and discussed what foods are best for human health. According to Mr. Eisman, green . . . → Read More: What Diet is Best for You: Critique of Atkins Diet

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Ten Nutritional Myths vs. The Perfect Formula Vegan Diet

In a lecture given at a meeting of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, by Janice Stanger, Ph.D., presented what she terms “Ten Dangerous Nutritional Myths.” Dr. Sanger is a nutrition expert, author, educator, and speaker, who has a PhD . . . → Read More: Ten Nutritional Myths vs. The Perfect Formula Vegan Diet

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MyPlate Dietary Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s nutrition guidelines, now called MyPlate, replaces the food pyramid. Watch Howcast’s video on how to follow the USDA’s recommendations . . . → Read More: MyPlate Dietary Guidelines

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The Importance of Exercise on Brain Health

Physical activity, besides being good for the cardiovascular system, is also thought to have a direct benefit for brain health and greater memory capacity, according to John H. (Jack) Byrne, Ph.D.), Chairman, Department Of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the . . . → Read More: The Importance of Exercise on Brain Health

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How Kathleen Sebelius Stays Fit

Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary, runs early mornings to stay fit and relieve her from the stress of a hectic Washington schedule. She hopes to continue running into her nineties. Watch Runner’s World TV . . . → Read More: How Kathleen Sebelius Stays Fit

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New Study: Can Twice Weekly Ballroom Dancing Prevent Falls in Elderly?

The University of Sidney, Australia has announced a new study to test whether twice weekly ballroom dancing can restore balance and strength and prevent falls in older adults. The one-year long study, entitled “The effectiveness of social dancing as . . . → Read More: New Study: Can Twice Weekly Ballroom Dancing Prevent Falls in Elderly?

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Fruits, Vegetables & Fish May Keep Brain from Shrinking, New Study Finds

People with diets high in several vitamins found in fruits and vegetables or in omega 3 fatty acids found in fish are less likely to have the brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimer’s disease than people whose diets are not . . . → Read More: Fruits, Vegetables & Fish May Keep Brain from Shrinking, New Study Finds

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One Example of an Exercise Program for Seniors

Here is one example of an exercise program for seniors that requires no gym equipment »

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Preventing Disease Through Waist Management

According to Dr. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, watching one’s waist size is more important than watching one’s weight. Watch . . . → Read More: Preventing Disease Through Waist Management

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American Heart Association Publishes New Holiday Healthy Eating Guide

The American Heart Association (AHA) has published a new “Holiday Healthy Eating Guide,” with tips for consumers on how to navigate the Holidays – usually a heavy-eating season – in a way that is healthy for your heart, blood . . . → Read More: American Heart Association Publishes New Holiday Healthy Eating Guide

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The Right Foods Can Help Manage Blood Pressure

Dr. Michael Roizen, Division Chair of the Cleveland Clinic, and Anti-aging expert, offers tips on blood pressure management. He cites the more colorful the fruits and vegetables, the lower the blood pressure. Spinach and tomatoes, for example, are great . . . → Read More: The Right Foods Can Help Manage Blood Pressure

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Wellness-Care Now or Illness-Care Later

Dr. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, shares tips for healthy living and illness prevention with Lifetime’s “The Balancing Act” host Dr. David Friedman. One tip is avoiding aging foods, such as saturated fats (four-legged animal . . . → Read More: Wellness-Care Now or Illness-Care Later

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Some Tips for Dealing with Holiday Eating

Why should people watch their holiday eating habits? What are some healthy holiday food choices? What are smart ways people can limit themselves? Other holiday eating tips for families? Watch Lisa Harnack, Director, Nutrition Coordinating Center, School of Public . . . → Read More: Some Tips for Dealing with Holiday Eating

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Waist Management and Walking

Some practical tips on slimming down safely. The key to long-term weight (waist) loss according to Doctor Mehmet Oz »

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Harvard Guide to Exercise - A Program You Can Live With

Harvard Medical School has published a Special Health Report on Exercise – a Program You Can Live With, which provides a comprehensive guide to the enormous health benefits of exercise, how to get started and design an appropriate exercise . . . → Read More: Harvard Guide to Exercise – A Program You Can Live With

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You're Never Too Old to Exercise

“Only about 30% of people ages 45 to 64 say they engage in regular leisure-time physical activity, and this falls to 25% of those between the ages of 65 and 74 and 11% of people age 85 and older,” . . . → Read More: You’re Never Too Old to Exercise

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Live Web Chat at Cleveland Clinic on Holiday Weight Management - Dec 12

The Cleveland Clinic will host a live online web chat on Holiday Weight Management on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 12 Noon (Eastern Time). The web chat will be hosted and moderated by Lillian Craggs-Dino, RD, Nutritionist at Cleveland . . . → Read More: Live Web Chat at Cleveland Clinic on Holiday Weight Management – Dec 12

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BPA Levels Increase Over 1000% After Eating Canned Soup, New Harvard Study Finds

A new study conducted by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health has found that in subjects who ate canned soup for five days, levels of bisphenol A (BPA) found in the urine increased more than 1000%, compared . . . → Read More: BPA Levels Increase Over 1000% After Eating Canned Soup, New Harvard Study Finds

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Medicare's Free Annual Wellness Visits

Medicare recipients under the Affordable Care Act are entitled to an annual wellness visit with their physician at no cost to them. You can review medications with your doctor and talk about whether any changes are needed. You can . . . → Read More: Medicare’s Free Annual Wellness Visits

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Treating the Causes, Not the Symptoms of Heart Disease

Diet Gurus Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., and Dr. Dean Ornish, discuss the remarkable capacity of the body to heal itself through diet, as opposed to using drugs and undergoing operations. (President Bill Clinton followed their diet to reverse his . . . → Read More: Treating the Causes, Not the Symptoms of Heart Disease

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Some Vitamin D Benefits of the Sun

In an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America, Dr. Oz discusses the importance of Vitamin D with Diane Sawyer. About 100 million Americans have Vitamin D deficiency, which could be critical in American health, according to experts.  Vitamin D . . . → Read More: Some Vitamin D Benefits of the Sun

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5 Healthy Lifestyle Factors Significantly Reduce Risk of Stroke, New Study Finds

A new study of 36,686 Finnish men and women, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, has found that 5 healthy lifestyle factors are associated with significantly reduced risk of stroke. And, . . . → Read More: 5 Healthy Lifestyle Factors Significantly Reduce Risk of Stroke, New Study Finds

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Improving Memory Capabilities

According to John H. (Jack) Byrne, Ph.D.), Chairman, Department Of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University Texas Medical School at Houston, it is important to challenge one’s brain by doing a variety of different activities, such as reading books, . . . → Read More: Improving Memory Capabilities

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New Study Fuels Controversy Over Benefits of Salt Reduction in Diet & in Processed Foods

A new research report by Danish researchers has claimed to find some adverse consequences of dietary salt reduction primarily in persons with normal blood pressure, fueling a continuing controversy over the benefits of requiring salt reduction in foods. This . . . → Read More: New Study Fuels Controversy Over Benefits of Salt Reduction in Diet & in Processed Foods

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