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Does ‘good’ cholesterol still matter?

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As you get older your health starts to matter to you a lot more. Words like cholesterol, blood pressure, heart, etc. Cholesterol is a big indicator on your overall heart health. Is it to high or to low? What is the good and the bad cholesterol? Bad cholesterol is what clogs up your arteries and

Type 2 diabetes: What is the average age of onset?

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Diabetes is one of those health conditions that people worry and know about. There are different types of diabetes. Type two is the far less serious type. You can control it through diet and exercise. Type one you need to take medication and still can have serious problems. Type two average onset is considered to

Causes of baldness, gray hair identified

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Sometimes when you are researching one item you unintentionally find something else. Researchers were searching for the neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) gene and found out what causes baldness and gray hair. Since finding out this information they feel they can develop new ways to treat gray hair and baldness. Two out of three men, by

Half of all seniors who went to doctor for common cold prescribed unnecessary antibiotics

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According to a new study published by the Institute for Clinical Evaluation Sciences, 1 in 2 seniors were prescribed antibiotics for non-bacterial infections in Ontario during 2012. According to Dr. Marcus Povitz, unnecessary antibiotic use leads to increased health care costs and antibiotic-resistant infections. Patients were more likely to receive unnecessary antibiotics from doctors who

Don’t Get Hacked: How to Protect Senior Living From Cyber Crime

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In today's cyber environment, companies cannot be lax in their handling of information, whether it be company sensitive or personally identifiable information. Information stored locally, on a server, or in the cloud can be hacked. Companies must have policies in place to ensure anti-virus/malware software is installed and kept up-to-date, firewalls are in place and

Severe foot pain linked to recurrent falls

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There are a lot of reasons why you might have foot pain. It could be that you are overweight and its hurting your feet. It could be that you are not wearing proper foot wear, spend to much time on feet, or it could be that you have a disease that is diagnosed or otherwise.

Researchers find a mutation which predisposes people under osteoporosis treatment to femoral fractures

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A study conducted by the University of Barcelona and the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, and published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine has found that in rare cases, drugs used to aid in the treatment of osteoporosis, actually create an increased risk of femoral bone fractures in certain patients. The agents

Yogurt consumption in older adults linked with better bone health

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A study in Ireland has found that yogurt consumption may increase bone density, and thus reduce the incidence of osteoporosis among older women and men. The study took into consideration risk factors such as smoking and alcohol consumption and factored in people's use of Vitamin D and other supplements. Researchers concluded that, although more research

Maria Shriver’s coloring book for Alzheimer’s patients and their families

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The online version of a well known newspaper reports on a coloring book published by a celebrity associated with the Kennedy family. The celebrity's coloring book is designed for adults suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The celebrity's father died from this disease. The writer discusses the ideas behind designing the book. She told the newspaper she