Dementia that can be Reversed is Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (iNPH )

There is a kind of dementia called idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) that can resemble Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s, but is curable. Whereas, there is no cure for either Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease, iNPH can be reversed. The problem is that because the symptoms so closely resemble both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, iNPH is often…

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Managing Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

When people hear the term congestive heart failure (CHF), they think the heart has stopped functioning. This is not the case. Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops working. Congestive heart failure (CHF) is when the muscles of the heart cannot properly pump blood the way they are supposed to. CHF most often begins with…

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Food Safety from the Shop to the Kitchen

More and more research confirms the need to eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables for good health and to help protect us from chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer and stroke. However, if fresh produce is not treated properly it can actually bring infectious diseases to your table. It is paramount to follow…

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Mediterranean Diet can Prevent Overeating

We hear of so many different kinds of diets to help us lose weight. Now a new study suggests that the Mediterranean diet can prevent overeating. A study found that monkeys on the Mediterranean diet (MED) did not eat all the food that was available to them, even though they could eat as much food…

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Healthy Aging and Sea Food

The rising numbers of aging seniors worldwide is being accompanied by an increase in chronic diseases. Researchers are now concentrating on learning more about healthy aging rather than only researching longevity. In other words, what can be done to help someone live a long and healthy life without suffering from chronic physical and neurodegenerative diseases?…

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Cranberries Help Antibiotics to Fight Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

The rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria is a major growing worldwide problem. Strains of bacteria have developed resistance against antibiotics that used to be able to destroy them. The rise of resistant strains is believed to be the result of the overuse of antibiotics in medicine and in agriculture. Scientists fear that soon minor infections…

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What to Look for When Visiting your Aging Parents

An article by the Mayo Clinic Staff gives insights on what to look for as warning signs of possible health problems when visiting aging parents. In many cases this may also be a single aging parent who has lost a spouse due to death or divorce. Taking Care of Themselves The main thing you want…

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Dietary Supplements

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of the adults in the United States use dietary supplements such as herbs and other nutrients. Some of these products are known to be a potential cause of severe liver injury. Unfortunately, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require the same kinds…

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Genetic Disorder Hemochromatosis Causes Serious Health Problems for Seniors

According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), hemochromatosis is a common genetic disorder that affects more than a million Americans. Recent research by the University of Exeter in the UK and the University of Connecticut and the NIA intramural Research Program show that hemochromatosis appears to make far more serious health problems for seniors…

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