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The Dangers of Mixing Medications

The Dangers of Mixing Medications

Elderly Americans often subject their bodies to numerous medications that can have harmful, even fatal, consequences, according to a recent study. The study authors, writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that nearly 81 percent of seniors take some form of prescript... Read More


Seven Tips to Successfully Caring For an Older Adult

Seven Tips to Successfully Caring For an Older Adult

Coinciding with a longer life expectancy is an increased demand for family members to serve as caregivers for older adults. Being a caregiver can be a demanding, stressful, and seemingly thankless job - but it is truly a blessing for elderly individuals to remain with family rather than spend ... Read More


Elimination of Long Dying Process Could Alter Society

Elimination of Long Dying Process Could Alter Society

A group of still-hypothetical drugs that may serve to rejuvenate the body's cellular energy system and thus eliminate the diseases of aging could have the effect of removing a huge burden from the U.S. health care system and state and federal budgets. It could also promote closer, more intima... 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


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


Excelentes comidas de verano

Excelentes comidas de verano

El verano es una gran estación para disfrutar lo que la naturaleza ofrece- frutas frescas y vegetales. Bien sea porque esta tratando de perder peso o porque quiere comer saludable el verano ofrece lo mejor de la cosecha. Las frutas y vegetales del verano además de tener muchas menos calorías ... Read More


Asistencia para Adultos de Edad Avanzada con Trastornos de Sueno

Asistencia para Adultos de  Edad Avanzada con Trastornos de Sueno

Al compararse con grupos de otras edades, muchos adultos de edad avanzada tienen problemas para conciliar el sueno, lo cual puede ponerlos en riesgo de desarrollar otros problemas de salud. Muchos estudios presentados en la reunion anual de las Associated Professional Sleep Societies, sugiere... Read More


Phase 2

Phase 2

Wouldn't it be great if you didn't have to scoop out that bagel to cut back on the carb intake? Wouldn't you like to have that extra serving of pasta without worrying about your waist line? Eat the carbs--the pasta, the breads, and don't sweat it. That's because you're not going to absorb the... Read More



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