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Centenarians Live Extra Years in Good Health

Centenarians Live Extra Years in Good Health

A recent study finds that a long life doesn’t necessarily mean living more years with disability and disease. In fact, unlike their counterparts who are decades younger, centenarians have a much shorter period of illness at the end of their lifespan.   Researchers examined the health status of 3,000 participants from ongoing longevity studies: the
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Onions: The Next Super Food?

Onions: The Next Super Food?

Have you ever wondered if eating onions was good for anything other than giving you bad breath? Good news. This vegetable has a multitude of health benefits along with its savory flavor for your food.   -Protects Your Brain: Onions contain the antioxidant quercetin which helps prevent oxidative damage to muscle fibers and body tissues.
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Study Finds Link between Long-Term Use of Certain Medications and Dementia

Study Finds Link between Long-Term Use of Certain Medications and Dementia

A recent study links heavy use of anticholinergics with a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Anticholinergics include sleep aids such as Tylenol PM, antihistamine drugs like Benadryl, and certain antidepressants.   The study included over 3400 participants age 65 and over. Nearly a quarter of the participants developed some form
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The Benefits of the Great Outdoors

The Benefits of the Great Outdoors

Spending time outside can be valuable, especially as we age. Not only can the sunshine and the wonderful sounds of nature boost our mood, it also benefits both mind and body. Here’s how:   Improves brain function – Various studies have shown a wide variety of brain health benefits of the great outdoors including improved
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Benefit from Exercise at Any Age

Benefit from Exercise at Any Age

It’s a known fact that as we get older, we lose muscle mass faster from inactivity, and we gain it back slower from exercise.  But is there an age at which exercise just doesn’t help? A research study recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society adds to a wealth of information showing
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