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Distractions Can Hurt Memory
Distractions Can Hurt Memory Older people are much likelier to suffer memory and cognitive impairment when they’re presented with “environmental distractions” such as material that’s irrelevant to the task at hand. The finding, by psychologists from Rice University and Johns Hopkins University, is the first to convincingly demonstrate impairment from environmental distractions, such as irrelevant speech... Forward>>
Longevity
How to Avoid Accelerated Aging: STAY CONNECTED TO THE WORLD
How to Avoid Accelerated Aging: STAY CONNECTED TO THE WORLD The modern retiree has no patience with aged stereotypes about aging and is establishing new cornerstones for a redefined retirement living. In the process of doing so, according to the Hart study, “Americans aged 50 to 75 speak with a loud and harmonious voice in describing their approach to retirement and later life and, in doing so, they are laying to rest many traditional clichés.” The new definition... Forward>>
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For Some Older Women, Calcium Supplements Up Risk of Kidney Stones
For Some Older Women, Calcium Supplements Up Risk of Kidney Stones Calcium and vitamin D are commonly recommended for older women, but the usual supplements may send calcium excretion and blood levels too high for some women, according to a study published online June 18th 2014 in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. Excess blood and urine calcium levels may lead to kidney stones or other problems. The study will... Forward>>
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Serious Cycling (More Than 3 Hours a Week) Could Endanger Men’s Sexual Health
Serious Cycling (More Than 3 Hours a Week) Could Endanger Men’s Sexual Health Changing up your bicycle seat can help deflect ED risk. Regular exercisers report fewer sex problems and more erotic enjoyment. But extended cycling — more than three hours a week on a narrow, banana-shaped "long-nose" bike seat — can cause erection impairment. Fortunately, cyclists can ride for any amount of time they like and incur a low risk of sex problems if they update their bike... Forward>>
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Attending Your Grandchild’s Birth. WHAT IS YOUR ROLE?
Attending Your Grandchild’s Birth. WHAT IS YOUR ROLE? Are you wondering what you will be doing? You may feel that you will just be in the way or you may think that you will be too uncomfortable to be in the room during delivery. If you have something to do, a plan for yourself, then I think the birth event will not only be pleasant, but will be memorable. We all need to feel needed and you are very definitely needed. You have a unique place... Forward>>
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When Your Ex Gets Remarried
When Your Ex Gets Remarried You thought your marriage would last forever. It didn't. Even then, you couldn't imagine that your former partner would marry again. Now he has. Whether it's dealing with children or mutual friends, there may be times when you and the new wife are in the same close quarters. Whether your initial reaction to the new woman is affection, ambivalence, pity or anger, here... Forward>>
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Five Superfoods For Heart Health
Five Superfoods For Heart Health When you’re paying attention to good nutrition, it’s easy to spend a lot of time focusing on what not to eat – all the stuff that clogs your arteries and expands your waistline. Now’s a good time to look at the things that you should eat and the things you can do to keep your arteries healthy, and to fully understand why paying attention to arterial health is important. Some foods pack more... Forward>>
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10 risks for contact lens wearers
10 risks for contact lens wearers A small disc of thin plastic is fitted to your eyeball and, just like that, the world's fuzzy edges sharpen into focus! Contact lenses bring normal vision to the nearsighted and farsighted masses. So many of us wear contacts nowadays, and they've become so supremely easy to wear that we may get a little lax about taking care of them. When we fail to properly wear, care for, and clean our contact lenses, our eyes... Forward>>
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Hey, Sleepy-Eyes: What to do about puffy eyes and dark circles
Hey, Sleepy-Eyes: What to do about puffy eyes and dark circles You rise from your bed and shuffle into the bathroom. Peering into the mirror through bleary morning vision, you see visions of heavy sandbags, of plump pillows, of marshmallows. Are you still asleep and dreaming crazy dreams? Or do you have puffy eyes? Droopy under-eye skin, dark circles, and puffy bags can make you look fatigued, like you just pulled an all-nighter or got in a bar brawl. They don't just... Forward>>
Physical training
Ernestine Shepherd: World's Oldest Female Bodybuilder
Ernestine Shepherd: World's Oldest Female Bodybuilder At 75, she continues to be an ageless inspiration. People spend thousands of dollars a year trying to relax wrinkles, keep the gray at bay or hide their handles. It’s all in an effort to capture the mythical fountain of youth. But if you ask Ernestine Shepherd, of Baltimore, what her anti-aging pill of choice is, she’ll tell you exercise. Recently inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records... Forward>>
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How Can I Give What I Never Had?
How Can I Give What I Never Had? Most of the insecurity and low self-esteem in the world is caused by rejection by a parent, boyfriend/girlfriend, husband or wife, or the loss of a parent or some other significant other early in life. Early shame, rejection or abandonment may become internalized at an early age, making us feel worthless and unworthy of love. The greatest loss and the most difficult to work through is the death... Forward>>
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Drugs Protect Against Post-Stroke Damage
Drugs Protect Against Post-Stroke Damage Anticoagulant medications such as Warfarin have long been known to help prevent strokes, but now a large Danish study has shown that the blood thinners can also reduce the risk of death and brain damage when a stroke happens anyway. The research was published in Stroke - Journal of the American Heart Association. A release from the university quotes senior research consultant Søren Paaske... Forward>>
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Nutrition Guidelines Needed for Full-Service Restaurants
Nutrition Guidelines Needed for Full-Service Restaurants You avoid fast food chains and patronize full-service chains instead, so you’re eating healthy. Right? Maybe not. According to a study done at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania, food served at full-service restaurant chains is typically high in calories, saturated fat, and sodium. The team maintains that standard definitions are needed for ''healthy choice'' tags and for entrées targeted... Forward>>
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When Doctor’s Were Like God
When Doctor’s Were Like God When I was a child the doctor was God. Like God, in exchange for respect and obedience—”doctor’s orders”—he guided us through the valley of the shadow, held out the hope of life eternal, and came when we summoned him, yea, even through snowstorms, to sit on the edge of our bed and lay his hand on our fevered brow. Our parents were wise by definition but he was infallible by definition... Forward>>
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Women: Simple Tips To Identify Migraine Triggers
Women: Simple Tips To Identify Migraine Triggers You enjoy a glass of red wine, but an hour later, even the dimmest lights make your head throb. Coincidence? Probably not. Migraine headaches – those chronic, severe headaches that typically cause intense, crippling pain that is often accompanied by nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound – have triggers, or factors and events that make them more likely to occur. Not every migraine sufferer... Forward>>
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10 Things NOT to Say to the Widowed
10 Things NOT to Say to the Widowed Have you ever lost a loved one and had people express their sympathy? They are caring people but often only make things worse. When my husband died, I learned what helps and what hurts. Here are a few suggestions about what not to say to a newly widowed person. 1. If there's anything I can do, just let me know. A noble gesture, perhaps, but often insincere. Most of the widowed... Forward>>
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Diabetic Nerve Pain
Diabetic Nerve Pain The prevalence of diabetes continues to increase significantly, and is expected to affect 53.1 million Americans by 2025, an increase of 64 percent from 2010. One of the most common complications of diabetes is diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), a form of nerve damage. More than one in five people with diabetes experiences painful DPN, also known as diabetic nerve pain, as a direct result... Forward>>
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Divorce & Your Children
Divorce & Your Children Divorce is a rocky road for couples of any age, full of emotional and financial potholes. But you don't need to set off without a map. The American Association of Marriage and Family has advice on keeping your family in healthy communication while you find your way through divorce. Mediation is a place to start. In mediation, former partners meet with an impartial person who helps them come... Forward>>
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12 Tips When Caring for an Elderly Loved One
12 Tips When Caring for an Elderly Loved One How Do I Handle My Elderly Loved One Who: 1. Wants all my time and attention? Set reasonable but strict limits of when you can be available and when you can’t. Never allow yourself to be manipulated. If you never give in to demands, your parent will learn that moaning and groaning doesn’t work and will eventually stop trying. If you give in to extreme begging, they will continue to push harder... Forward>>
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Tips on Dealing with Someone Who Should Not Be Driving. HOW AND WHEN TO STEP IN
Tips on Dealing with Someone Who Should Not Be Driving. HOW AND WHEN TO STEP IN Deciding whether an older person should continue to drive is a major source of conflict within families, especially between parents and adult children. The concern about driving grows when an elder is diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Hardly ever does a person willingly turn in his or her car keys. Driving is the one element in an older person’s life that keeps him feeling independent... Forward>>
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Rivne Pensioners Talked About “Affairs of the Heart”
Rivne Pensioners Talked About “Affairs of the Heart” A round table discussion on cardio-vascular diseases in the older population was organised for pensioners with the participation of cardiologist Nataliya Melnychuk at the Rivne Regional Scientific Universal Library. Pensioners' get-togethers in a close circle have become a good custom in Rivne. Such meetings are held mainly at the Regional Scientific Universal Library every week... Forward>>
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How to Stop Losing Your Life to Anger
How to Stop Losing Your Life to Anger Are you addicted to anger? In the mid-1980s John Bradshaw, author of Healing the Shame That Binds You, wrote about "rageaholics," those of us who are addicted to anger and rage. The model made sense to me. I worked with rageful drug addicts and I began to think of anger as if it were a drug. As I did more reading, I found that there actually are biochemical changes in our bodies when we rage... Forward>>
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Sleep Well Despite Fibromyalgia
Sleep Well Despite Fibromyalgia How To Sleep Well Despite Fibromyalgia. If you're suffering with fibromyalgia, there's a good chance you might also be having a difficult time enjoying a good night's sleep. Those who have fibromyalgia report a wide range of sleep difficulties, including a hard time getting to sleep, continual awakening throughout the night, as well as sleep apnea (characterized by abnormal breathing) and restless... Forward>>
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Chronic Pain Linked to Poor Sleep in Women
Chronic Pain Linked to Poor Sleep in Women Chronic pain, especially fibromyalgia, is more likely to occur in women with sleep disorders and insomnia than it is in well-rested women, according to a new Norwegian study. Women who suffered disorders such as insomnia or other serious sleep deprivation about tripled their risk of fibromyalgia, according to the report, which was published in Arthritis & Rheumatism. Even women who reported... Forward>>
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Helping Kids Through Your Divorce
Helping Kids Through Your Divorce What has the potential to make divorce even more stressful and ugly than usual? Kids. It's critical to realize that these younger, powerless individuals are actually active participants in a divorce. That in mind, take a look at the following tips to help parting parents focus on their children's well being during this difficult process. 1. Keep them informed. Children are perceptive. While they don't need... Forward>>
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