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Our bodies are made up of a large amount of water – about 60 percent. And yet we still need to replenish it. Through sweating, crying and urinating, water continues to be expelled from the body. Staying hydrated then, is key.
You may have heard that we should be drinking at least eight glasses ... Views: 2
Good oral hygiene can largely contribute to overall health. Not only does brushing and flossing lead to a healthy smile, but oral hygiene affects many other health conditions as well. There is much research to support the link between oral hygiene and other health conditions such as diabetes, ... Views: 2
With aging it may seem normal to experience a loss in brain function, but often there are many contributing factors aside from age that takes a toll on brain function. Brain damage and dementia are just some other factors which can contribute to a loss in brain function. Another factor that ... Views: 2
Have your bedroom sessions been a little lackluster as you age? And no, we’re not talking about your ability to sleep. We’re referring to your ability to still get hot and heavy with your spouse or partner.
Sex, at any age, is not only beneficial for relationships but it can offer many health ... Views: 2
When we think about love, two key players seem to be involved: The heart and the mind. Your heart may tell you one thing, but the logical mind may sway you another way. The heart-mind battle then rages on when deciding between passion and logic.
But emotions aren’t the only things tying your ... Views: 2
There are several lives that can be saved everyday if organs for transplant are readily available. Patients in need for transplants are put on lists. These lists are prepared keeping the condition of a patient in mind and urgency of organ replacement. Sometimes the wait lasts for months and a ... Views: 5
Before there were packaged goods, processed foods, GMOs and an ongoing debate between organic or not, there was dirt, seeds, water and roaming animals. It may be hard to consider now, but the dawn of man produced hunters and gatherers and humans had to get their own food – not by heading to the ... Views: 6
There are many times where we may feel stressed out, nervous or overwhelmed. Stress can be a result of many factors in our life, but the key to living well is managing it. There are many ways to calm our nerves from exercise to meditating, but new research suggests there is one food item that ... Views: 5
The dentist is easily one of the scariest places to go to. The dental office tends to have a lot of drills and other equipment that is very upsetting for people for a variety of reasons. However, what people need to realize is their are some very important aspects to consider when they are ... Views: 14
Calcium is an important mineral that is needed for the development of healthy bones and teeth; it is also essential to maintain proper muscle and nerve function. Because of the importance of calcium for maintaining a healthy body and preventing osteoporosis, calcium supplements are one of the ... Views: 11
Key lime pie and margaritas! If that’s all lime was used for it would still be invaluable. But this zesty tropical fruit is consumed throughout the world in the form of beverages, refreshing cocktails, pickles, jams, snacks, and in cooking.
The oil extracted from its peel is used in soft ... Views: 13
Roughly 29-million Americans have diabetes. Specifically, the prevalence of diabetes in seniors remains high, with those over 65 years of age represent 25.9% of that statistic.
We are aware of ways to prevent diabetes and even manage it with exercise, diet and other healthy living practices. ... Views: 26
As we hope and pray the fountain of youth is discovered, scientists are hard at work figuring out how to slow down aging. New findings have pinpointed a protein in the body that shows signs to aid in anti-aging.
Protein that aids in anti-aging
Bioengineers at the University of California ... Views: 20
ging is a big factor when it comes to vision loss. Getting older can lead to such vision-related ailments such as macular degeneration and cataracts. But new research shows that age might come secondary as a major cause to vision loss.
New research has linked socio-economic status to the wear ... Views: 21
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has sponsored the clinical trial of a new vaccine designed to protect against West Nile virus.
The experimental vaccine was originally discovered and developed by scientists at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at ... Views: 19
Health Canada’s plain language labeling rules will begin to come into force as early as this month. The first step in the process is for Health Canada to review mock-ups of labels and packages of prescription drugs provided by manufacturers.
The manufacturers will also have to provide ... Views: 19
Changes to blood pressure guidelines are putting seniors at risk for under treatment, according to a study. Currently, one-third of American adults have hypertension, which contributes to fatal heart disease.
Blood pressure guideline changed in 2014, when the Joint National Committee released ... Views: 18
We know that healthy habits are essential for overall good health and new research says this can keep our hearts happy.
Published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, research suggests seniors – those over 65 – who partake in healthy habits (drinking in moderation, exercise ... Views: 19
Researchers battling the deadly dengue fever have isolated the structure of a human antibody that can fight the (so far) invincible virus.
Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the National University of Singapore found that a structure of the monoclonal antibody overcomes and negates the ... Views: 22
Naturally our body contains acid, but when we build up too much – or can’t get rid of the acid – this condition is known as metabolic acidosis. Metabolic acidosis can affect anyone, at any age, and can range from mild symptoms to a life-threatening condition.
There a few different types of ... Views: 18
Bladder problems seem to strike as we get older. From going too frequently or barely visiting a restroom, our bladders simply don’t work as well as they used to.
One condition in particular not only makes you have a steady urge to urinate, but can cause pain as well.
This bladder condition ... Views: 20
Digestion and colon issues have really been on the rise. We’re feeling toxic, bogged down, we’re experiencing irregular bowels and frankly, we’re all sick of it.
Products and procedures continually promise to fill our need to feel better, especially in the colon area.
One treatment in ... Views: 21
We wash our hands, we take showers or baths, we scrub our homes and do everything and anything in our power to stay germ-free. Who really wants to get sick anyways? Avoiding and preventing illness is the best way to avoid getting sick. So if staying clean is the trick, then keeping ourselves and ... Views: 22
Depression is a serious problem in America. Between 13 and 14 million Americans experience major depression symptoms each year, and while treatment is effective for many, it’s not effective for all. Thirty to 40 percent of those who seek treatment with conventional antidepressants will find no ... Views: 23
Maybe you live a busy life so sometimes when you’re at your desk or sitting in front of the couch you catch yourself slowly dozing off. Sure, if you’re at home, taking a nap is okay, but you can’t fall asleep at work or while driving. Tiredness and low energy have a lot to do with stress and ... Views: 33
Cholesterol-lowering statins might cause aggression, suggests a new study published in PLOS ONE. But only if you’re a woman.
“Many studies have linked low cholesterol to increased risk of violent actions and death from violence, defined as death from suicide, accident and homicide,” said lead ... Views: 30
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report that more Americans, about half of all surveyed, are watching their sodium intake.
The CDC surveyed 180,000 people from 26 states, and found that those with high blood pressure were more likely to give up salt.
“Excess sodium intake is a major ... Views: 29
Like blood pressure, our cholesterol readings are quite important as we age. It’s important to know these numbers because if uncontrolled, or if you have too much of the “bad” kind, it can lead to serious health consequences.
Cholesterol comes in two forms: Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and ... Views: 36
Hypertension is a condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. It is most often referred to as high blood pressure. Right now, about one in every three American adults has hypertension. Only half of these people have their condition under control. Those who don’t can face ... Views: 30
The human body requires essential minerals in order to perform its functions. There are two types of dietary essential minerals the body needs: Major and minor. Major essential minerals consist of calcium, sodium, sulfur, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and chlorine. Minor essential minerals ... Views: 32
When it comes to treating ailments, many of us like to opt for natural remedies. Studies continue to come out on the effectiveness of supplements and natural remedies. But as the influx of going naturally grows, it’s important to know which supplements are effective and which are ineffective ... Views: 26
We all know seniors are at greater risk for heart disease as well. Risk factors of heart disease include smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and inflammation of the blood vessels. But a potential new risk of heart disease has just been discovered. In fact it has to do with ... Views: 27
Did you know there is a neurotransmitter in your body which plays a role in your bowel movements, changes in mood, creating blood clots and reducing your libido? It’s true. One specific neurotransmitter has its hand in all of these functions. And although they may not seem like they interact, ... Views: 28
Energy – we all want it, better yet we all need it, but sometimes it seems to fade as the day carries on. In fact, it’s a common symptom I hear amongst my patients. It’s easy to make excuses as to why we don’t have energy, but instead of making excuses let’s work on giving our energy levels a ... Views: 22
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is when the pressure of blood flow pushes against veins. High blood pressure can contribute to other major heart events and even stroke. High blood pressure can be symptomless and if not monitored will only reveal itself through a major heart event. This is ... Views: 32
What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a female medical condition caused by the abnormal growth of endometrial tissue, the inner lining of a female’s uterus
Endometriosis is the abnormal growth of cells (endometrial cells) similar to those that form the inside or lining the tissue of the ... Views: 38
While driving your tire may run over a nail. This can lead to the air escaping from the tire, eventually leading to a flat. But, if you bring the tire to a mechanic they can easily insert a plug and the air stays sealed in allowing you to drive.
Platelets are the body’s version of that tire ... Views: 30
In the realm of sex it seems matters which affect men are more commonly talked about. For example, it’s men who have the little blue pill for sexual dysfunction, and nothing for women. But don’t worry ladies an option for women is now coming to light.
Women experience sexual dysfunction just ... Views: 35
When issues and problems in our lives arise, we all have that go-to person or group of people we reach out to. It could be our family, our friends or even our co-workers. We reach out to these individuals for support and feedback and sometimes just for a listening ear.
Even though these ... Views: 42
Did you know that music can be used as a form of therapy? It’s true. Music therapy is often used to promote wellness, reduce pain, manage stress and overall improve quality of life.
Even if you haven’t taken a music therapy session, you may have noticed a change in yourself when you listen to ... Views: 36
Sleep is an integral part of our health. It’s that nightly spell where we recharge so we can take on the next day. Sleep is also important to give our bodies a restart. It helps store memories, events and even reduces stress. Clearly, sleep is important and we should all ensure we’re getting ... Views: 31
No matter how well you see or how healthy you feel, eye exams are extremely important for all ages. It is an unfortunate fact that many families will go for months or even years without an eye exam, especially if they feel as if their eyesight is perfectly fine. Next time you are thinking about ... Views: 39
Maybe you don’t live in an area that experiences hurricanes, earthquakes and volcanoes and so you’re probably not too concerned with climate change. But you should be.
You see all these natural disasters continue to affect your health. You may not have thought about it much but every time ... Views: 36
Think back to a happy memory. Maybe the sun was shining, maybe you accomplished something or maybe the memory was a celebration. Now think of how you feel when you remember this memory. You probably have a warm feeling inside along with a slight smile.
Thinking back to fond memories make us ... Views: 36
Just about anyone can have high blood pressure. Although there are contributing factors which can elevate blood pressure, it can affect anyone. In fact, most people don’t even realize they have high blood pressure as it doesn’t pose many symptoms. By the time they realize they have a blood ... Views: 39
Sometimes it may feel like you can’t find a bathroom quick enough. Or you can’t get a good night’s rest because of your bladder. Bladder troubles can severely impede on your life and your day-to-day activities. So with this in mind it is essential to find means of improving your ... Views: 40
Typically our immune system works to fight off illness so we either don’t get sick or recover fairly quickly. But when someone has an autoimmune disease the immune system begins to fight itself. An autoimmune disease occurs when your immune system becomes “confused” and instead of attacking ... Views: 52
Take a moment to think about where you are currently dwelling. Is it a rural area with lots of green landscape and stress? Or is it a city dwelling with high-rise buildings and tons of traffic? Does your neighborhood have a high crime rate or is it more peaceful and calm? Why are we asking these ... Views: 31
Dancing is great fun but it can also be an excellent way to improve your physical health. Regular dancing can improve your overall quality of life and can ward off a number of common diseases. Dance also brings in the ability for self-expression and a great element of recreation. Here are few ... Views: 36
One’s own stress can lead to detrimental effects to their health. Sleepless nights, pounding headaches and even indigestion are just some of the effects stress has on your body. But when it comes to blood pressure, someone else’s stress may be affecting your blood pressure numbers more than you. ... Views: 47