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Is Your Lunch Healthy? More Than Half of Americans Aren’t Sure

By | 2019-07-14T20:41:53-04:00 July 15th, 2019|Breaking Health News, Diet & Excercise|

By Brian Mastroianni More than half of the respondents in a recent survey said they have a hard time preparing a healthy meal for lunch. Getty Images More than 56 percent of people recently surveyed said they have a hard time preparing a healthy lunch during the work day. Experts say making continuous unhealthy lunch choices can lead to greater health risks over time such as obesity and high blood pressure. [...]

Not Losing Weight? New Study Says This Could Be Why

By | 2019-07-09T21:49:58-04:00 July 12th, 2019|Breaking Health News, Diet & Excercise|

By Ray Bass Hormones have a lot of control over our day-to-day functioning. They determine how we feel, how we think, and even to some extent how we look. So when it comes to losing or gaining weight, it’s not surprising to hear that hormones could have something to do with it. If you’re having trouble losing weight—growth hormone could be the culprit. In a recent study from the University of [...]

A Fecal Parasite Is Causing More Disease Outbreaks, and Swimming Pools May Be to Blame, CDC Says

By | 2019-07-09T21:40:19-04:00 July 10th, 2019|Breaking Health News, Immune System|

BY JAMIE DUCHARME Just in time for swimming season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a new report on disease outbreaks associated with swimming in rivers, lakes and oceans. A recent announcement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may put a damper on summer fun. A fecal parasite often spread by swimming is causing an increasing number of illness outbreaks, the agency says. [...]

Life lessons from the native tribe with the healthiest hearts in the world

By | 2019-07-09T21:31:14-04:00 July 9th, 2019|Breaking Health News, Cardiovascular Health|

By Dr. Sanjay Gupta A few years ago, I read reports of an indigenous tribe living deep in the Amazon rainforest whose members had hardly any evidence of heart disease. In fact, the researchers concluded after a year-long study that the Tsimane, as they are called, had the healthiest hearts in the world, a title previously held by Japanese women. Preventing heart disease is a topic I think about all the [...]


By | 2019-04-30T20:58:34-04:00 April 30th, 2019|Brain Health, Breaking Health News, Healthy Brain and Mental Fitness|

BY PATRICK LEWIS AND ALASTAIR NOYCE ON 4/29/19 Do you move around a lot during your sleep? Or have you lost your sense of smell? New insights into Parkinson’s disease suggest that these might be the early signs of changes in the brain that mean you are at greater risk of developing Parkinson’s. When people talk about Parkinson’s disease, the image that most often comes to mind is of an elderly [...]

1 in 20 deaths globally is a result of alcohol use

By | 2019-04-14T17:35:04-04:00 April 14th, 2019|Anti-Aging, Breaking Health News|

By Nina Avramova, CNN Fri September 21, 2018 (CNN)Over 3 million people died from alcohol consumption in 2016, equating to 1 in 20 deaths globally, according to a new report by the World Health Organization. More than 75% of these deaths were among men, says the report, published Friday. The largest cause of death -- 28% -- was due to injuries. This was followed by 21% of deaths due to digestive disorders [...]

’You’re going to freak out’: how to conquer your Foma (fear of missing alcohol)

By | 2019-04-14T17:32:33-04:00 April 14th, 2019|Anti-Aging, Breaking Health News|

If you’re tempted by Dry January, don’t let fear hold you back – ditching booze doesn’t have to make you a bore' Ruby Warrington Fri 4 Jan 2019  If you’re one of the 3.1 million Brits who have just embarked on a Dry January, you’re probably already in the grip of Foma. That is, Fear of Missing Alcohol. Contemplating the cold, miserable month ahead, Foma hits with the realisation that there will [...]

Wonderfully Wellderly: Celebrating Senior Health & Wellness

By | 2019-03-17T18:51:08-04:00 March 17th, 2019|Anti-Aging, Breaking Health News|

Posted by Senior Lifestyle in Health and Fitness. We often hear that age is just a number, but what that number signifies varies widely. For seniors, a life filled with purpose and meaning can make all the difference. At Senior Lifestyle, we believe age does not have to limit learning, growth, or vitality – which is why we’re celebrating Wellderly Week. Wellderly Week redefines “acting your age” by encouraging seniors to pursue a passion, [...]

Heart Disease Facts

By | 2019-02-10T22:21:49-05:00 February 10th, 2019|Cardiovascular Health|

As plaque builds up in the arteries of a person with heart disease, the inside of the arteries begins to narrow, which lessens or blocks the flow of blood. Plaques can also rupture (break open) and when they do a blood clot can form on the plaque, blocking the flow of blood. Learn more about heart disease and its risk factors. It’s important for everyone to know the facts about heart disease Cdc-pdf[PDF-243K]. [...]

I’m Over This Cold, so Why Am I Still Coughing?

By | 2019-02-11T20:44:06-05:00 January 21st, 2019|Health News, Tips & Research, Immune System|

I’m Over This Cold, so Why Am I Still Coughing? Written by Cathy Cassata on January 17, 2019 That persistent tickle in your throat doesn’t usually mean you’re still sick. Here’s why cold symptoms can stick around after our bodies have fought off the illness. You’re finally over that nasty cold, but can’t seem to get rid of the lingering cough it left behind. Should you be worried? “Many patients want [...]

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