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SEATTLE, Wash. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and nearly 35 million have dementia. Sometimes this frightening disease comes on quickly without many warning signs. However, researchers are identifying some clues to Alzheimer’s that you should know about.
(Family Features) You head to the doctor for a fever or a physical and to the dentist for a sore tooth or a cleaning, but what about your eye health? If words on the page seem a bit out of focus, or your night vision isn’t as sharp as it used to be, do you head to the eye doctor? You may not, but you should.
(BPT) - When spring finally arrives, we gladly shed heavy coats and snow boots. Meals, too, lighten up with warmer weather, as we leave behind hearty soups and heavier meals in favor of more sprightly and seasonal fare. Spring celebrations – from Easter brunches to graduation dinners – are great opportunities to revisit old favorites and try something new.
(BPT) - Baby boomers often think of 50 as the new 40. This is especially true in 2014 as the last members of the think-young generation reach the half-century mark. Yet with an unprecedented life expectancy – 78.7 years – for the youngest of the boomers, it is more important than ever to incorporate healthy habits to keep your mind beautiful during the second half of life.
SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. - According to a new study involving more than 6,000 people, those in their 50's and 60's eating too much food with animal based protein -- including meat and cheese -- may put you at risk of early death.
(BPT) - Determined, vivacious, passionate – a lot of words describe America’s estimated 78 million baby boomers. This spirited group is redefining their golden years, staying active by working, traveling and enjoying the great outdoors. They know that in order to live life to the fullest, they must make their health a priority, and many are dramatically affecting their personal well-being with a few key activities that take 10 minutes or less a day to complete.
(BPT) - Healthy food that also tastes good is always in vogue and now it’s getting a spring makeover.
Researchers at the National Institute of Health discovered that activating a protein called sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) extends lifespan, delays age-related metabolic diseases, and improves health in mice. The findings could lead to drugs that help people become healthier and live longer. =
(StatePoint) Heart health should be a year-round consideration for anybody looking to lead a healthy life. While that may sound like a daunting task, better heart health can be possible with a few steps in the right direction.
(NAPSI)—Everyone is at risk for heart disease and stroke. People of all ages, genders, races and ethnicities are affected. However, certain populations, including African Americans, are at higher risk than others.
(StatePoint) March is National Kidney Month, a great time to focus on kidney health and treatment. If you don’t know much about the topic, get informed -- kidney disease is common and can be deadly.
ATLANTA (AP) — There's another sign that childhood obesity may be on the decline nationwide.
CHICAGO, Ill. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – The most dangerous heart attack is known as a STEMI. It’s when the artery in the heart completely blocks blood flow. Every minute counts when it comes to surviving a STEMI. Now, a patient’s own stem cells could hold the key to recovery.
(NewsUSA) - Don't you just hate food scolds? Especially when they're as certain they're right as all those tech geniuses were about iPhones never replacing Blackberries.
(Family Features) With risk factors for heart disease on the rise, it has never been more important to incorporate heart-healthy meals into your family’s diet.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 20, 2014--The YMCA of Greater New York, the city’s leading youth services provider – today hosted a panel discussion aimed at tackling New York City’s growing childhood obesity epidemic. The panel, titled “Community Strategies in Fighting Childhood Obesity,” convenes community and wellness change agents Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, Howell Wechsler, CEO of Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and Jack Lund, President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater New York. The event is part of the Y’s annual “Community Conversation” breakfast series focused on addressing some of New York City’s toughest social issues.
(NAPSI)—Forty-one-year-old Michelle Melvin was celebrating Mother’s Day with her family when pain shot through her jaw and up into her temples. Then her arms went numb.
LONDON (AP) — A saliva test for teenage boys with mild symptoms of depression could help identify those who will later develop major depression, a new study says.
(Family Features) It’s easy to share in the fun of Valentine’s Day by serving those you love sweet treats that are a healthier alternative to ordinary, heart-shaped confections.
A diet focused on fruits, vegetables, nuts, and fish has more evidence of preventing heart disease and lowering cardiovascular risk than diets focusing on limiting fat.
(NAPSI)—By this time of year, New Year’s resolutions have fallen by the wayside for many people. But with spring right around the corner, why not show yourself some love by making your breast health a priority? One in eight women will get breast cancer1, and now is the perfect time to take charge of your health.
(BPT) - If you’ve been diagnosed with high LDL or “bad” cholesterol, know that you are not alone. It is estimated that 71 million Americans have high LDL or “bad” cholesterol, putting them at greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Despite this, less than half of these adults with high “bad” cholesterol have been treated and even less actually have their cholesterol under control.
Cholesterol control: Know all your treatment options
(BPT) - For the millions of Americans living with type 2 diabetes, a combination of diet, exercise and medication can help them control the condition. But even those who are doing everything right to manage their diabetes may be at higher risk of developing heart disease and stroke – if they fail to also treat their high “bad” cholesterol.
Treating your type 2 diabetes? Don't overlook cholesterol management