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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


Why Our Hunger Surges with Age

Why Our Hunger Surges with Age

Essential appetite-suppressing cells found within the brain weaken over time, leading to greater hunger and increased weight-gain as we age, according to research from a Monash University scientist. Dr. Zane Andrews has discovered that these appetite control cells are attacked by free radicals... Read More


New Senior Ideas on Nutrition and Sleep

New Senior Ideas on Nutrition and Sleep

Two research studies have prescribed new approaches to aging - one for diet and one for better sleep. As people get older there are different requirements both nationally and biologically. Trying to address seniors with solutions that are appropriate for younger people may not be the best cour... 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


Worried Sick? There Might Be Some Truth There

Worried Sick? There Might Be Some Truth There

A recent report by health provider BUPA has found that people's worries are damaging their health by causing sleepless nights, loss of sex drive, and erratic eating habits. The 2007 Worry Report demonstrates that almost one in five people constantly worry about numerous things, and more than ... 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


Exercise Can Reverse Aspects of Aging

Exercise Can Reverse Aspects of Aging

A recent study in the PLoS scientific journal showed that engaging in weight training regularly can offset skeletal muscle atrophy and functional impairment associated with aging. Seniors who participated in six months of gentle exercises had almost as much energy and strength as people less ... Read More



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