Category Archives for Relationships

350 Million Dollars Worth of Hope!

June, the month dedicated to Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness is over, and this year it seems to have brought with it … hope! Hope stemming from new research findings as well as from newly allocated resources to fund further research….

Categories: Aging, Alzheimers/Dementia, Health Care, Home Care, Hospitals, Long Term Care, Medical News, Relationships
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The Attitude of Gratitude

Thanksgiving may be the worst holiday for dieting, but according to a recent study the “attitude of gratitude” can help you in the long run.  This attitude of gratitude is directly linked to better health, sounder sleep, less anxiety and…

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It’s Safer to Drive with Bobbo than Mom

Yup, that’s what a recent study conducted by Children’s Hospital of Philadephia demonstrated. Seems the older generation (avg. age of 58) is more cautious when chauffeuring their precious offspring, than the harried parents (avg. age of 36) are. In the…

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Make Sure The Family’s Involved

Post-stroke recovery and function can be significantly affected by the involvement of patient’s nearest and dearest. New research shows that incorporating family-assisted exercise therapy to the standard physical therapy regimen of a stroke patient had many positive results. Motor function,…

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Guess Who’s the Caregiver Tonight?

File this in the “Support my Hypothesis” file: “Women are more likely than men to give up sleep to care for children and others,” states Charity Brown in the Washington Post. Women are 2 ½ times as likely as men…

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A Groupon a Day Keeps Flower Lovers at Bay

Some folks who desired to gift their valentine with flowers from FTD, while taking advantage of savings offered by Groupon, were left in the red. Seems discounts on the FTD site were $5 to $10 lower than the coupon price…

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Forget Chemistry- Your Friendship May Be “Wired”

For years, no one could really explain why we are better friends with some and not others.  Most of us believe it’s simply shared interests.  For others, it’s the old adage that opposites attract.  A recent study, however, shows that…

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Life’s Hard Knocks Make You Stronger

No one know’s how they’ll deal with adversity until after the fact. Some sink, but many swim and reach the shore wiser and more resilient. Why? Even researchers are stymied as they continue to explore the genetic angle, personality, as…

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Family Stress and the Heart

I know you don’t need the Danish to confirm what you’ve long suspected: family stress, particularly stress which involves our spouses and children, do directly impact the heart. But a most recent Danish study avers that participants reporting a troubled…

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Social Butterfly? Larger Brain!

She’s no ditz! In fact, that social butterfly we love to rib, may indeed have a brain… and larger than others! It’s the amygdala, no less. Brain scans of 58 volunteers in a preliminary study conducted at Northeastern University in Boston, indicated that…

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