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Heart Health For Seniors: What You Need To Do Right Now

Heart health for senior citizens is a vital health issue and sometimes not given the consideration it deserves.   The fact is that heart disease and stroke are among the leading causes of concern for men and women age 50 and older. Studies show that cardiovascular disease begins to affect men in their 50s, while…

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Air Pollution Getting Worse, Causing Early Deaths Among Seniors

Air pollution in the United States is getting worse and it’s becoming a serious health problem for senior citizens, according to a new study.   Air quality declined according to a recent analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It declined by 5.5 percent. This data is based on nationwide averages measured between 2016 to…

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Opioid Overdoses Now Detectable With New Smartphone App

Detection of opioid overdoses and subsequent death are sometimes missed because there is no one around to help. Now scientists have created a smartphone app that beams sound waves to measure breathing and can summon help. The app while still experimental, is so promising, that it has already been submitted to the FDA for approval.…

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Study Shows that Listening to Music is Relaxing and Healing

A fascinating study about the health benefits of music was the focus of an article published December 4, 2018, in Psychology Today. The study by researchers at Juntendo University in Japan and led by Kenichi Itao was published February, 2018, in Scientific Research. While it is well-known that listening to music has health benefits, no…

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Treating Cancer with Targeted Therapy

  Targeted Therapy Targets the Changes in Cancer Cells that Help Cancer to Grow Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and the search for new and more effective ways of treating it have led to targeted therapy. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) defines targeted therapy as a way of…

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Leafy Greens, Berries and Orange Juice May Protect Against Memory Loss

A study published November 21, 2018 in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology, showed that men who ate generous amounts of leafy greens, dark orange and red vegetables, berries and orange juice had better cognitive function and protection against memory loss compared to men who consumed these foods in smaller amounts. Study…

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How to Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving

Salmonella Outbreak in Raw Turkey Meat It’s that happy Thanksgiving time of year again and here are some safety tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who report that since November 5, 2018, a multi-state salmonella outbreak in raw turkey has occurred in 35 states and is currently under investigation. So far…

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New Virus Kills Both Cancer Cells and Cells Adjacent to the Tumor

While the immune system’s job is to protect the body from being attacked by cancer cells, nonetheless, healthy fibroblast cells surrounding the tumor actually get tricked into protecting the cancerous tumor from being destroyed by the immune system. Until now, no one has been able to find a way to destroy both the tumor and…

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US Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 12-18, 2018

The US Antibiotic Awareness Week Is November 12-18, 2018. Formerly called the “Get Smart about Antibiotics Week,” this is to raise awareness of the danger of antibiotic resistance and the importance of prescribing and using antibiotics correctly, as misuse contributes to the rise of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria. Antibiotics are Lifesaving Antibiotics are lifesaving,…

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Blue Light can Lower Blood Pressure

  Blue Light may Prevent Cardiovascular Events A new study shows that amazing blue light can safely lower blood pressure without any of the side effects of many pharmaceutical blood pressure lowering drugs and thus may be able to prevent cardiovascular events. The study was published in EAPC European Association of Preventive Cardiology November 1, 2018,…

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