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Laughter = Exercise

Bet you didn’t know that! Laughing works up an appetite just like a workout does. Seems there are two hormones that regulate appetite: leptin and ghrelin. Increased ghrelin means increased appetite, and decreased leptin also results in greater appetite. After…

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What’s a Bona Fide Boomer Got to do to… Survive?

According to Jarett Berry, a cardiologist at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, one must be vigilant about keeping physically active. Yes, in what they used to call “Middle Age.”  Wasn’t that the time we thought would be…

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Stress-Busting Tactics

Stress is a part and parcel of our frenetic lives, but chronic stress is not what the doctor ordered. Too much stress hikes up your blood pressure, causes body inflammation and can result in heart problems. So what do we…

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Caring for a Spouse with Alzheimer’s Puts Significant Other at Greater Risk

At the recent Alzheimer’s Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease, an eye opening study demonstrated that spouses who care for a mate suffering from dementia were more likely to develop the same condition, with husband caregivers at a much…

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Muddling Blood

By Lydia Yolen Can’t think clearly? Maybe it’s your blood pressure. North Carolina State University at Raleigh researcher Dr. Allaire has found a link between high blood pressure and mental function. Very simply, seniors with high blood pressure have poorer…

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Hypertension Bad for the Brain?

~ by Cher Giovani The study wasn’t about dementia: it was about blood pressure. A British group researching hypertension in the elderly followed a group of participants aged 80 and over to record the effects of drug therapy treatment for…

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Killing Heart Disease

By Lydia Yolen There’s finally good news in the health industry – heart disease and stroke death rates are down down down. Death rates from coronary heart disease are down 30.7% since 1999, and stroke mortality has dropped 29.2%. The…

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