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Archive for July, 2013

Women Take Job Strain to Heart

July 30, 2013
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Everyone knows that the stresses and strains of daily living take their toll on our health. This can lead to a number of ailments, including cardiovascular disease (CVD). Many times, those stresses and strains are job related. A recent study found that job strain and highly active jobs may be more dangerous for women...
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ED Medication Addiction

July 25, 2013
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A recent study explored the impact of recreational use of erectile dysfunction medications (EDM) on erectile confidence. The study found that recreational EDM users “reported lower erectile confidence and lower overall satisfaction compared with nonusers. Results were consistent with mediation, in that more frequent EDM use was inversely associated with erectile confidence, which in...
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Watch & Record What You Eat

July 23, 2013
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The old adage to “watch what you eat” was actually good advice when coupled with recording what you eat. A recent study found that overweight or obese older women who keep a food journal were able to lose more than 10% of their body weight on average. But this is not the only factor...
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Vitamin D Reduces Fractures

July 18, 2013
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The risk of breaking bones is especially serious for seniors. A broken hip can result in eventual death for an elderly person. A recent study found that vitamin D supplements can provide “a 30% reduction in the risk of hip fracture and a 14% reduction in the risk of any nonvertebral fracture.” The average...
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Sitting More Dangerous than You Think

July 16, 2013
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A number of studies have revealed that a sedentary lifestyle can result in an increased risk of obesity, stroke, diabetes and death. A new study has now quantified just how dangerous excessive sitting and television viewing can be. Researchers found that “the estimated gains in life expectancy in the US population were 2.00 years for...
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Cranberry Works on Urinary Tract Infection

July 11, 2013
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It has long been thought that drinking cranberry juice would guard and possibly relieve urinary tract infections (UTIs). Recent research confirms that belief: “Our findings indicate that cranberry-containing products are associated with protective effect against UTIs.” The risk of contracting a UTI was actually 38% lower for those who consumed cranberry products. So for...
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Wii-Fit Improves Balance & Gait in Seniors

July 9, 2013
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While some may think that video games are just for kids, a recent study found that seniors could also be fans. The study looked at ways of improving balance and gait in seniors with mild Alzheimer’s dementia (AD). They noted that “This pilot study demonstrates the safety and efficacy of Wii-Fit in an assisted...
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Vitamin D Reduced Weight Gain in Women

July 4, 2013
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A four and a half year study of women over 65 years revealed that women who had adequate amounts of vitamin D gained less weight than those who did not. Researchers found that “Higher 25(OH)D (vitamin D) levels are associated with lower weight gains, suggesting low vitamin D status may predispose to fat accumulation.”...
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Cure for Common Cold: Meditation & Exercise

July 2, 2013
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There are many effective ways to maintain your health without drugs. A recent study divided patients into three groups (control, meditation, exercise). The meditation group received 8-week training in mindfulness meditation. The exercise group received 8-week training in moderate-intensity sustained exercise. The control group did neither. By the end of the cold and flu...
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