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Standing on one leg — hint to dementia

March 9, 2015

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Standing on one leg — hint to dementia by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  A study by researchers at the Medical Research Council has found that balancing on one leg may indicate if a person is at risk of dementia or stroke. The scientists found that an inability to stand on one leg for more than […]

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Fight Dementia

April 7, 2014

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Fight Dementia by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are costly, debilitating and heartbreaking conditions affecting millions of people worldwide. The incidence of dementia is also expected to increase dramatically in the next 10 to 20 years. Therefore, anything that can be done to limit it is worth doing. Conventional […]

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More seniors have Alzheimer’s

June 10, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  A new report by the Alzheimer’s Association shows that one in three seniors have dementia when they die, and deaths from the disease increased nearly 70 percent between 2000 and 2010. “It is going to swamp the system,” said Dr. Ronald C. Petersen, chairman of the advisory panel to the federal […]

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Help for Alzheimer’s cognitive decline

May 25, 2013

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by Dr. Alan Christianson —  Is there anything fresh fish and fish oil cannot do for health? I am beginning to think not, as I read studies like the one in the journal Neurology (neurology.org) that shows omega-3 fatty acids can lower your risk of dementia and brain deterioration. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia […]

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Toxins lurking in your foods

March 5, 2012

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by Becky Coffield —  A biochemical war is being waged on our health as we are assaulted with more deadly toxins than at any other time in history. Besides air and water pollution, we are bombarded with a continuous flow of electromagnetic waves, including those of very low frequencies. Food additives are also incredibly deadly […]

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Caring for aging parents and growing children

February 27, 2012

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by Becky Feola —  Over 20 million people are caught between providing care for their young children and their aging parents. This growing population is known as the Sandwich Generation. Many of its caregivers face overwhelming responsibilities and difficult choices. Even more challenging is the onset (in record numbers) of parents developing Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s […]

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Health updates: Soda fountains and memory loss

February 26, 2012

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The following is new information regarding the sanitary conditions of fast food restaurant soda fountains and reversing memory loss with physical exercise. Fecal bacteria found in nearly half of fast food soda fountains A recent study has revealed that a full 48 percent of soda fountains at fast food restaurants contain coliform bacteria — a […]

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Healthy after 50

February 25, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  It cannot be overstated, yet it is simple: For most of us to age gracefully and healthily, we must provide our bodies with nutritious food, pay attention to our medications and include a few supplements to offset common nutritional deficiencies. Vitality and healing In general, seniors tend to respond and […]

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Health updates: Alzheimer’s and gum disease

February 24, 2012

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The following is information regarding new research on avoiding Alzheimer’s and how omega-3s can help fight gum disease. Best-kept secret for avoiding Alzheimer’s People who consume foods rich in vitamin B12 could be at lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers analyzed blood samples from more than 270 individuals who showed no evidence of dementia. […]

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FDA, Dementias and Alzheimer’s will increase fivefold in next 40 years

February 24, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  The Alzheimer’s Association projects that between 2010 and 2050, the total cost of care for Americans age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease will increase fivefold, from $172 billion to $1.08 trillion per year. These dollar amounts represent the direct cost of care to all payers, including Medicare, Medicaid, out-of-pocket costs […]

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