Too Many Seniors Are Falling (and Dying), But Here's How to Fix It

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Seniors have always been at a higher risk of falling than any other age demographic, with the exception of babies first learning how to stand and walk (and falling a lot in the process). With age, our strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, vision and awareness can all suffer to varying degrees, depending on the individual, making a fall more...

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Fitter Kids Are Smarter Kids

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Are fitter kids smarter kids? At least when it comes to cognitive skills at an early age, suggests new research. In a study designed to assess the potential correlation between cardiorespiratory fitness and cognitive test performance among preschoolers, children (ages 4-6) who walked farther than similarly aged children on a timed test (used to estimate...

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Fasting for Cancer Prevention

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Breast cancer prevention, that is. Women, listen up, because with one in eight women receiving a breast cancer diagnosis at some point in their lives, anything you can do to reduce your risk is worth giving a shot. In this case, it could be as simple as adjusting when you eat – and don't eat – during the day.

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Fatty Fish Helps High-Risk Hearts

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Eating fish regularly, particularly fatty fish such as salmon, has profound heart benefits, suggests a large body of research. That's because fatty fish contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. HDL is "good" cholesterol because it actually helps remove "bad" cholesterol (low-density...

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Even Prediabetes Hurts Your Brain

Diabetes can have severe and even fatal health consequences. Even your brain can be impacted, namely in the form of cognitive decline with age. But what about prediabetes – characterized by high blood sugar, but not quite high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes? Can it also have a negative impact on your brain?

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3 Ways to Keep Your Skin Healthy

During the cold, windy, blustery winter, when your skin normally takes a beating, skin health is that much more important. Fortunately, beyond all the creams, lotions and sophisticated (read: expensive) skin regimens dermatologists and skin care companies may recommend, there are natural ways to keep your skin in great shape – starting today.

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