As people age, it’s natural for the brain to shrink. And for years, medical professionals have understood that the brain structure of those with hearing impairment is different from that of people with normal hearing. However, a new study indicates that this shrinkage may be accelerated in older people with hearing loss. View full article »
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For years, medical researchers from the across the country have studied Alzheimer’s disease, looking for ways to prevent it, developing drug solutions to stop its progression and researching options for curing it. Recently, they identified a possible link between the foods people consume and the development of Alzheimer’s. View full article »
Most people know someone who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Approximately 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, 5.2 million are age 65 and over, but at least 200,000 are under 65. Scientists predict that by 2050, up to 16 million people will have the disease. In the U.S., it’s considered the sixth leading cause of death.
Historically, medical professionals have treated the symptoms associated with the disease because researchers could not find a cure or even a way to slow its progression. Until now. View full article »
Recognizing National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, September 29, 2010
The statistics are shocking: 90 percent of American women “fall short” of pursuing a healthy diet, and 85 percent do not spend at least 30 minutes exercising five days a week, reports the American Cancer Society.
It’s time for women to change their habits.
National Women’s Health & Fitness Day – September 29, 2010 – provides an opportunity for women to take a few minutes to evaluate their personal health and fitness and develop a plan to improve, such as making time for regular physical activity or eating more nutritious meals.
Consider this list of the top health concerns for women:
- Heart disease. Historically, Americans have considered heart disease a “man’s” disease, but each year, more than 500,000 American women die from heart attacks associated with cardiovascular disease.
- Cancer. One in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in her lifetime. Women are most commonly diagnosed with lung cancer, followed by breast cancer and colorectal cancer.
- Strokes. Each year, more than 425,000 women have strokes.
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). About 20 percent of American women suffer from COPD, including bronchitis and emphysema.
- Alzheimer’s disease. Approximately 5 percent of women over age 65 have Alzheimer’s disease.