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How Much Is Too Much When Watching TV? Picture of a middle aged caucasian male sitting on the couch in front of the TV eating pizza.

How Much Is Too Much When Watching TV?

Your mother probably told you this, but you thought she was just making it up. Actually, over the past 40 years, a number of studies have shown negative health effects related to watching TV for hours each day. A recent addition to this collection of studies is research published in the Journal of the American Medical […]

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Take Care of Your Heart from the Start

It’s no secret that cardiovascular problems during our middle and latter years can cause cognitive decline as we age. However, a new study shows that high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and elevated blood sugars in early adulthood are also linked to cognitive deficits later in life.1 The study started with over 3000 people between […]

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It Happens to All of Us!

As we get older, we start to realize we’re not as strong as we used to be … or as flexible. And we admit that we don’t have as much pep as we used to have, either. And we wonder: What’s the best yet safest way I can get back in shape — and improve […]

Exercises for People With COPD. Picture of a young black male doctor looking at a chest xray.

Exercises for People With COPD

Exercise is important for a healthy body. In the cases of people with conditions such as COPD this is doubly so. Fortunately, there are a variety of exercises available for those who have this challenge in their lives. For many, exercise can help make the daily lives of those who have COPD easier. The simplest […]

Diabetes Increases Stroke Risk in Women. Picture of a young latino female nursing aide assisting an older caucasian female in checking her blood sugar.

Diabetes Increases Stroke Risk in Women

Diabetes, a chronic condition affecting millions worldwide, is often associated with a myriad of health complications. Among these, the heightened risk of stroke stands as a particularly grave concern, especially for women. Understanding the intricate relationship between diabetes and stroke risk is crucial for effective prevention and management strategies. The Diabetes-Stroke Link Research has consistently […]

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Boosting Your Energy: Simple Lifestyle Changes Combat Fatigue

In today’s fast-paced world, fatigue seems to be an all-too-common complaint. Juggling work, family caregiving, and personal responsibilities can leave us feeling drained and depleted. However, in the quest for higher energy levels, many individuals overlook the power of simple lifestyle changes. Let’s explore how small adjustments to your daily routine can make a significant […]

Distinguishing Between Alzheimer's Disease and Simple Forgetfulness. Picture of a hispanic older female looking as if she is trying to think about something.

Distinguishing Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Simple Forgetfulness

As we age, occasional forgetfulness is common and often dismissed as a normal part of the aging process. However, distinguishing between typical memory lapses and more serious cognitive decline, such as Alzheimer’s disease, can be challenging. We explore the differences between simple forgetfulness and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as key signs to watch for and […]

Understanding the Impact of Aging on Focus and Concentration. Picture of an older black male with a strong look of concentration on his face.

Understanding the Impact of Aging on Focus and Concentration

As we age, it’s natural for various aspects of our cognitive function to change. One area that often undergoes noticeable shifts is our ability to focus and maintain concentration. Whether it’s forgetting where you left your keys or finding it harder to stay engaged in a task, the effects of aging on focus can be […]

Stress Management Techniques for Caregivers: Self-Care Practices for the Long Run. Picture of a young black female assisting to care for an older black female.

Stress Management Techniques for Caregivers: Self-Care Practices for the Long Run

Caregiving can be a rewarding and deeply compassionate role, but it also comes with significant physical and emotional challenges. Caregivers often experience high levels of stress, which, if left unmanaged, can lead to burnout, and negatively impact both their own well-being and the quality of care they provide. We will explore effective stress management techniques […]

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In Odor to Tell

Someday doctors may be able to screen for Alzheimer’s using a simple scratch and sniff test, according to two Columbia University studies. Dr. William Kreisl, a neurologist at Columbia University, and a team of researchers studied 84 people in their 60s and 70s, including 58 with memory problems indicative of early Alzheimer’s. Participants took the […]