Lifestyle

Brain-healthy Nutrients Found in the Mediterranean Diet

A new study published March, 2019 in NeuroImage tested the Mediterranean Diet to find the association between nutrition, cognition and MRI scans in seniors who did not have dementia. They did this to try to discover exactly which nutrient biomarker pattern (NBP) gives protection against brain disease and cognitive function. To get specific results they…

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Risks of Drinking Alcohol for Seniors

There has been a lot of confusion about what amounts of alcoholic beverages pose risks for the senior population. At one time only heavy alcohol drinking was considered to be bad, but newer research shows that drinking alcohol increases risks for heart attacks, strokes and early death. A study published April 14, 2018 in Lancet…

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Never Ignore a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Mini Stroke

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a mini stroke, but should never be ignored, as it is usually a key early warning sign of a major stroke that may be about to strike. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) A transient ischemic attack (TIA), which is a mini stroke begins with similar neurological symptoms as a major…

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Living Close to Greenery May Lower Risks for Heart Disease and Strokes

A new study carried out by researchers from the University of Louisville that was published December 5, 2018 in JAHA the journal of the American Heart Association suggests that living in areas with lots of greenery from plants and trees may offer protection against cardiovascular disease (CVD) like heart attacks and strokes. Previous studies have…

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Obesity Poses Risks for Seniors

The World Health Organization (WHO) considers obesity to be a worldwide epidemic and obesity is at an all-time high rate in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. In 2015-16, 39.8% of all Americans were…

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The Sitting Lifestyle and Health

Sedentary Lifestyle Increases Risk for Chronic Diseases and Death According to a study published November 20, 2018, in the JAMA Journal of the American Medical Association, a sedentary lifestyle and a lack of physical exercise can increase the risk for developing chronic diseases like high blood pressure and heart disease and can lead to early…

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Today is Global Hand Washing Day

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in observance of the 10th annual Global Hand Washing Day, October 15, 2018, is giving a live demonstration on Facebook of how to properly wash your hands with soap. Global hand washing day was established in 2008 as a way to raise awareness of a very simple…

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Vision Loss from Aging may be Prevented by Diet

Results of a study published June 21, 2018, in Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology show that proper dietary habits may prevent or slow down the progression to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) which is the most common cause of vision loss in seniors age 50 and over. AMD causes damage to the macula of the eye, which…

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