Category Archives: Health

Vitamin D Prevents Fractures

A new analysis of nearly a dozen studies testing vitamin D in older individuals has concluded that it takes a daily dose of at least 800 international units (IU) to consistently prevent broken bones. A dose that high was found … Continue reading

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Better Than Take Out

 The purpose of this article is to help busy people find quick and easy ways to put satisfying, tasty meals and snacks on the table without spending a lot of time in the kitchen.  Therefore, it makes sense to think … Continue reading

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SPEAK UP

Palliative care is still not a well-known or understood service, although it has proven to help many patients and the families of patients living with a serious illness or health problem in dealing with emotional, physical and spiritual concerns. A … Continue reading

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Elderly Men And Vitamins

In a randomized trial that included nearly 15,000 male physicians, long-term daily multivitamin use resulted in a modest but statistically significant reduction in cancer after more than a decade of treatment and follow-up, according to a study appearing in JAMA. … Continue reading

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Practicality And Fun for Seniors

In Great Britain and Japan, playgrounds are being built for seniors. In Manchester, United Kingdom, seniors can use low impact exercise equipment in Dam Head Public Park. In Japan, with birthrates falling and the numbers of senior citizens increasing, underused … Continue reading

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The Aging Brain

A large body of research about aging tells us that as we cross the threshold into middle age, neural connections that receive, process and transmit information can weaken from age and disuse. It may take us longer to learn new … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of Shingles Vaccine in Seniors

The shingles vaccine works, but it works better for those under 70 years old, according to a new evidence review from The Cochrane Library. Shingles, which originates from the same virus as the childhood disease chickenpox, is painful and can … Continue reading

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Elderly and Medications

 A commonly prescribed class of drugs may cause elderly patients to slow down both mentally and physically, researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine have found. Drugs in the anticholingeric family prevent the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from binding to nerve … Continue reading

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Tai Chi Can Help Elderly Sleep Better

Elderly adults who practice tai chi sleep better than those who do not, according to a study conducted by researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California-Los Angeles, and published in the journal Sleep. Researchers … Continue reading

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Vitamin D is Beneficial

Researchers from Wake Forest University (WFU) in North Carolina recently completed a study on the physical health of seniors in relation to their vitamin D levels. The study revealed that seniors with the highest vitamin D levels had far better … Continue reading

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