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How a Simple Test Might Determine If You’ve Got This Condition

Age-related memory loss is one of the most prevalent conditions  in the developed world. It’s estimated more than 5 million Americans suffer from this debilitating condition, with as many as 1 in 11 seniors believed to be in various stages of its progression. Here’s the good news: Recent research has shown there are a handful of different activities as well as health habits you can maintain to help either lessen or eradicate your chances of developing the disease. Things like eating more fruits and vegetables, consuming omega-3s (EPA/DHA), participating in brain-building exercises, creating strong social bonds, and much more have all been shown to help fight age-related memory loss. But, what many people, scientists included, weren’t sure about was who exactly is going to succumb to this...

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The Weird Way Talking on the Phone Could Harm Your Health

In a recent study about the effect of interpersonal communication, researchers sought to discover the effects of over-the-phone interaction versus face-to-face interaction. What they found was there were greater benefits to being with someone in-person than simply communicating over the phone. The study was published in The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, and it showed direct contact and communication with others had observable benefits to one’s personal health. In their conclusion, they stated this kind of contact could actually help lift symptoms of mood disorder and help you feel better. The study, which was conducted at the University of Michigan, revealed those who met with family and friends at least 3 times a week were less likely to succumb to the symptoms of mood disorder....

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The Unsettling Conditions Hearing Loss Might Lead to

Hearing loss is certainly one of the more difficult aspects of aging to adjust to. As we get older, our bodies begin to wear out, and our sensitive ears are one of the most noticeable areas of failure we observe. In my opinion, what you’re about to learn is something the younger generation definitely needs to hear, especially because of the high incidence of in-ear headphone use and over-exposure to unsafe levels of noise. A new study has shown those who suffer from hearing loss are more likely to suffer from depression if that hearing loss is left untreated. The study actually places a great deal of responsibility on physicians to not overlook hearing loss, because when they do, patients begin to...

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Why Even Exercise Might Not Keep You Safe From This Dangerous Daily Activity

Part of the problem with mainstream medicine is the inability to look at medicine in a holistic sense. Before I go too far, I don’t want to attach myself to the “holistic” label. That isn’t to say that I don’t believe in holistic medicine, but I also believe that conventional medicine has really helped us gain a wonderful sense of what both harms and helps the body. However, I feel too many times medicine focuses on one aspect of health without taking a look at the whole picture for total health. If all doctors would take a step back and look at total health, I’m sure we’d see a surplus of medical breakthroughs! Allow me to explain. The Untold Dangers of Sitting...

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