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Oct18Health Tip: Brain Games for Seniors

Health Tip: Brain Games for Seniors

(HealthDay News) — Many doctors encourage seniors to use brain fitness games as a means to help deal with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other cognitive diseases, says SeniorLiving.org. While research remains inconclusive, there appears to be a correlation between brain games and brain health. The website says brain games that may help seniors include: Memory games, […]

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Oct18Health Tip: Planning a Stress-Reducing Vacation

Health Tip: Planning a Stress-Reducing Vacation

(HealthDay News) — Not all vacations are created equally. Studies show that the happiness gleaned from a vacation is dependent on how stressful it is, says Harvard Business Review. It found that 94 percent of people have as much or more energy after a positive trip. To create a positive vacation, HBR recommends: Ask for […]

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Oct17How to Make Your Own Healthy Chicken Tenders

How to Make Your Own Healthy Chicken Tenders

Are you a chicken finger fanatic, but worried about what might be lurking in the take-out versions? The solution is simple: Do it yourself. Making chicken fingers at home is a snap. Between oven baking and ingredient swaps to cut back on the fat and calories, this version is the perfect way to lighten up […]

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Oct17PTSD Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke in Younger Adults

PTSD Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke in Younger Adults

Young and middle-aged adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an increased risk of stroke, new research suggests. For the study, researchers analyzed medical data from more than 1 million veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. They ranged in age from 18 to 60 years and two-thirds were white. Of those, 29% had been […]

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Oct17Is That Statin Doing You Any Good?

Is That Statin Doing You Any Good?

Many people who take cholesterol-lowering statins may not benefit from them, researchers say. Drugs like atorvastatin (Lipitor) and fluvastatin (Lescol) provide little value to people without heart disease, new research shows. Yet these heart-healthy folks represent a sizable number of statin users. While statins for people with heart disease isn’t controversial, their use in people […]

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Oct17A Workout to Shape Your Shoulders

A Workout to Shape Your Shoulders

Don’t shrug off working your delts, the muscles of your shoulders. Besides assisting with good posture, strong shoulders help you lift and carry items with ease, and create excellent upper body definition for men and women alike. Deltoid rows work not only your shoulders, but also your biceps, lats and the muscles of your middle […]

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Oct17Surgery Helps Tough-to-Treat Acid Reflux

Surgery Helps Tough-to-Treat Acid Reflux

For people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that doesn’t respond to the usual treatments, a complex surgery may help, a new study finds. In carefully selected patients, the surgery provided much more relief than two different types of medication treatment — 67% for surgery compared to 28% for “active” drug treatment and 12% for the […]

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Oct17Health Highlights: Oct. 17, 2019

Health Highlights: Oct. 17, 2019

Nearly 1 Million Kids Could Lose Automatic Free Lunch Under Trump Plan Opioid Makers, Distributors in $50 Billion Settlement Talks Metal Pieces Found in Taco Bell Beef

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Oct17Health Tip: 10 Ways to Reduce Injury Risk

Health Tip: 10 Ways to Reduce Injury Risk

(HealthDay News) — Injuries at home and at play are preventable, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC mentions these ways to reduce your chances of injury: Wear the proper helmet for your activity. Wear a life jacket when boating. Have your eyes checked. Remove tripping hazards around your home. Learn […]

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Oct17Health Tip: Baby’s First Tooth

Health Tip: Baby’s First Tooth

(HealthDay News) — For most babies, the two front teeth appear first, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. Though babies won’t develop teeth for months, it’s important for parents to know how to care for them. The academy mentions these additional facts: Most babies develop teeth between 6 and 12 months. Fluoride should be in […]

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