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FEB
2014
brain size

Regular Walks Can Increase Brain Size, Study Says

Taking time out of your day for a walk has numerous benefits – preventing obesity, minimizing depression symptoms, and lowering blood pressure are just a few. New research says that regular walks may also help increase brain size and thereby, decrease the amount of aging in...
11
FEB
2014
pesticide alzheimer's

Study Links Pesticide to Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the few that still has scientists stumped. Though studies have found various potential causes and influencers of the disease, there has been no strong consensus regarding the cause of the disease or a way to treat and cure it. Researchers have...
26
JAN
2014

Low Levels of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Brain Aging

Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids have long been praised as food vital to brain functioning. A new study found more evidence that points to the importance of omega-3 fatty acids in helping maintain brain health. Research Researchers analyzed data from a recent study called the...
15
JAN
2014
long term care insurance rate increase

Why Switching Policies After a Long Term Care Insurance Rate Increase Isn’t a Smart Choice

If you are among the adult Americans who own a long term care policy, then chances are you have received notice of a long term care insurance rate increase sometime in the past few years. Like many others, you might be wondering if it’s even worth it to keep your same policy or...
30
DEC
2013
retirement resolution

Retirement Resolutions for 2014

Surveys continue to show that Americans simply aren’t prepared for retirement. We don’t have enough saved and most of us aren’t even sure just how much we should be saving. This presents a real problem, especially as the huge population of Baby Boomers is on the...
17
DEC
2013
dementia care

New Dementia Care Program Aimed at Reducing Antipsychotic Use

A new program is now available to long term care providers who are looking to improve the quality of dementia care. Dementia Treatment Compiled by the AMDA, the resource is free if you agree to take a survey at the end. The program provides information for both prescribers and...
10
DEC
2013
cost of smoking

The True Cost of Smoking – It’s Not Just Your Health that Pays

By this point in time, nearly every American knows the negative health effects of smoking. If the graphic images in health class weren’t enough to scare you, the warnings on the cigarette boxes should be. Despite the health warnings, individuals continue to pick up the habit...
01
DEC
2013
longer life

Eating Nuts May Be the Key to a Longer Life, According to New Study

Nuts are often deemed a high power brain food, thanks to their Omega 3 fatty acids, but new research suggests that a handful of nuts a day might do more than just keep the brain sharp. In a long term study, individuals who ate one ounce of nuts daily were connected with a longer...
20
NOV
2013
cholesterol guidelines

New Cholesterol Guidelines Spark Debate Over Statins

The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released new cholesterol guidelines for treating high cholesterol and risk factors of heart disease in adults. The updated recommendations have outraged some and prompted a public discussion about the safety of...
19
NOV
2013
long term care

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s with an Eye Exam

There have been a number of different methods to diagnose Alzheimer’s suggested in the past several months. Photo therapy, blood sugar levels, and even sniffing peanut butter have all been floated as potential dementia detection tools. A new idea detailed at the Society for...
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