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Know the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

Know the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

The American Stroke Association reports that stroke is the 4th leading cause of death and a top cause of disability in the United States. Ischemic strokes are the most common type and occur when a blood clot stops up a blood vessel or artery to the brain. These account for 87 percent of all strokes.
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Staying Socially Active Wards Off Disability

Staying Socially Active Wards Off Disability

The importance of staying physically active throughout life and the health benefits it brings has long been documented, but what about social activities? Research from the Rush University Medical Center finds that retirees who report a high level of social activity are twice as likely to remain disability free involving activities of daily living. This
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Poor Balance May Signal Higher Risk of Dementia

Poor Balance May Signal Higher Risk of Dementia

A new study analyzed the association between four different measures of physical performance and the risk of dementia for great-grandparents. The researchers, from the University of California at Irvine, observed a strong link between dementia risk and poor performance on the standing balance test. Additionally, a small association was also found between developing dementia and
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Men Get Osteoporosis, Too

Men Get Osteoporosis, Too

Osteoporosis is more common in women. It affects about 25% (1 in 4) of women aged 65 and over and about 6% (1 in 17) of men aged 65 and over. While men experience about half as many osteoporotic fractures as women, osteoporosis is not just a woman’s disease.   Men are less likely to
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Put Your Best Fork Forward – March is National Nutrition Month

Put Your Best Fork Forward – March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward!” Part of leading a healthy life means eating a healthy diet and being physically active. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk of many leading causes of illness and death, add important nutrients to
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