Is Gum Disease a Cancer Risk Factor?

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Seems like an odd correlation, but a recent study published in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention suggests so. The study found that, in postmenopausal women, those who had gum disease had...

How Much Sleep Is Enough for Older Adults?

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Sleep is very important for us. We spend one third of our lives asleep. Most people struggle with either getting enough or knowing what is enough for them. This becomes more of an issue as we get olde...

Foods Packed with Protein to Pump Up Your Diet

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Protein brings many health benefits. It keeps us feeling fuller so we don’t consume as many calories. It also helps us burn more fat. It can help strengthen bones against osteoporosis. Studies have sh...

Skin Cancer: The Rise of Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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Squamous cell carcinoma is currently the second most common type of skin cancer comprising almost two in ten cases. It’s also becoming increasingly common with 700,000 new cases reported every year. A...

Lifestyle Risks That Can Increase Dementia Risk

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Dementia is a degrative neurological disorder affecting and estimated 47 million people globally. By 2050, that number may rise to 131 million. It’s on course to become the biggest killer of the 21st ...

Making a Home Safer for Alzheimer’s Patients

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With a diagnosis such as Alzheimer’s, families need to start planning. One of the biggest decisions is about where the patient will live. Most prefer to stay in their own homes, if possible. However, ...

Potential New Senior Housing Bill

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Currently in congress, there is a push for a bill that could be of major benefit to seniors called the Senior Accessible Housing Act. It is a bill that, if passed, would go a long way towards enabling...

A Cup Of Blueberries a Day Keeps The Doctor Away?

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With summer now upon us, it’s time for blueberry season. Blueberries have long been a favorite summertime snack. However, what you might not know is just how good for you those little blueberries real...

Keeping Yourself Healthy in A Caregivers Role

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Every day, millions of people across the United States give care to people with mental and physical challenges. They range from family members to trained aides to nurses. No matter which category they...

Too Much Stuff Can Be Hazardous to Health

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We like our stuff. When we run out of room for it in our attics, basements, and garages, we rent more storage. The impulse to accumulate things may be a genetic leftover from the days of our ancestors...

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