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Indicators for Lasting Longevity

Indicators for Lasting Longevity

It's interesting to see the wide range of attitudes and conditions concerning individual's lifestyles that consistently contributes to a long life. Here are a few of those factors. Surround yourself with close friends. Researchers have found that consistent stress can weaken the immune system ... Read More


Tai Chi Increases Seniors' Immunity

Tai Chi Increases Seniors' Immunity

A Chinese form of martial art that's also a meditation and exercise discipline shows a remarkable ability to boost immunity in older people, according to recent research. This is on top of studies that have already demonstrated that the martial art, known as tai chi, lowers blood pressure, im... Read More


Women With Depression At Risk For Osteoporosis

Women With Depression At Risk For Osteoporosis

A study from the National Institute of Mental Health has found that women who suffer from depression are more likely to enter menopause with an increased risk of bone fractures. Researchers report that 17% of women with depression had decreased bone mass in the femoral neck, compared to 2% of... Read More


Restless Legs Linked to Heart Disease and Stroke

Restless Legs Linked to Heart Disease and Stroke

A study published in the latest issue of Neurology found that people with restless leg syndrome (RLS) have double the risk of heart disease and stroke. The study included nearly 3,500 community based participants of average age 68 years from the Sleep Heart Health Study. The researchers used ... Read More


Aspirin Has Little Benefit for Many With Heart Disease

Aspirin Has Little Benefit for Many With Heart Disease

Close to 20 percent of patients taking aspirin to lower the risk of suffering a second cerebrovascular event do not have an anti platelet response from aspirin, the effect expected to be protective. The University of Buffalo conducted a strictly controlled study over 29 months with 653 patien... Read More


What is Peripheral Arterial Disease?

What is Peripheral Arterial Disease?

Dr. Sattesh Babu of Vascular Associates of Westchester discusses Peripheral Arterial Disease, who is at risk, why it is important to be screened and current treatments. Pad is essentially a blockage of the arteries in the lower extremities. That is what we mean by peripheral arteries -- ... Read More


What is Carotid Stenosis?

What is Carotid Stenosis?

Dr. Sateesh Babu of Vascular Associates of Westchester discusses "What is Carotid Stenosis?", the treatments, who should be screened and future developments, such as new stenting techniques. Read More


Reducing Stress Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

Reducing Stress Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

A Review in The Lancet reveals the importance of healthy lifestyle choices to reduce stressors related to cardiovascular risk factors. Researchers from John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore examined records between 1990 to 2006. They observed how stress affects the sympathetic nervous system, im... Read More


Research Suggests Ways to Slow Alzheimer's

Research Suggests Ways to Slow Alzheimer's

A new study released at the International Conference on Prevention of Dementia on June 11th suggests that treating other health factors - like diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol can help slow the onset and severity of dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease. This research furt... Read More


Health Wrap - Week of June 12th

Health Wrap - Week of June 12th

It's been commonly believed that fish oil supplements can help prevent abnormal heart rhythms. But new research in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows patients with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator did not have a significantly lower risk of serious abnormal heart rh... Read More



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