Lifestyle

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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Study Shows the only Safe Level for Alcohol is not to Drink at All

The latest study on alcohol consumption carried out by researchers from the University of Washington published August 24, 2018 in the Lancet Journal shows that it is a killer and was responsible for 2.8 million world-wide deaths in 2016 and alcohol use was ranked as the seventh leading risk factor for premature death and disability…

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Skinny Fat in Seniors may be a way to Predict Dementia

What is Skinny Fat Skinny fat (sarcopenic obesity) is when a senior has skinny weak muscles, but a lot of fat that makes up their body mass. Low muscle mass and strength is usually from aging and this is called sarcopenia. However, according to a new study published June 6, 2018, in the journal Clinical…

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When it is Time to Think about Disability Insurance

May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month (DIAM) Disability Insurance Awareness Month is to remind us to make sure we are financially covered for health problems that can lead  to disability and financial distress. Disability insurance is really income insurance. Most Disability is from Diseases No one ever wants to think about the possibility of suddenly…

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