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Exercising for Seniors: Move It or Lose It

Five Moves to Put Seniors Back in the Game  §§§ For Americans 65 and older, falling down can be the worst thing to happen to them, according to statistics from the National Council on Aging: • One in three seniors experiences a significant fall each year • Every 18 seconds, a senior is admitted into an emergency room […]

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Dense Breast Tissue Can Impede Detection of Breast Cancer – Warnings & Tips

Breast cancer is a great concern to all women at any age.  Fortunately, under normal circumstances, detection is relatively easy if we follow the rules:  monthly personal examinations and yearly mammograms.  The adage that early detection is one of the big solutions to catching and remitting the onset of cancer has now been thoroughly impressed […]

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Surviving Survivor Guilt

From Natural Disasters to Layoffs, Today’s World is Full of Tortured Survivors, Physician Says There wasn’t a name for the syndrome before the 1960s, when psychologists started recognizing a condition among patients who all happened to be Holocaust survivors. It came to be known as “survivor guilt.”  The affliction also affects those who have endured […]

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New Research Confirms that Cocoa is Health Food for your Heart

A study published on August 29, 2011 in the British Medical Journal (BMJ 2011; 343:d4488) has shown that chocolate consumption significantly reduces cardiovascular disease risk factors,including coronary heart disease, stroke, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. The meta-analysis, conducted at the University of Cambridge in England, reviewed seven independent studies of cocoa consumption among more than 100,000 […]

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Can Common Pain Relievers Do More Harm Than Good?

When it comes to relieving the common headache or body aches, it seems as if the cure may be worse for you than the pain it’s supposed to relieve. Consumption of NSAIDs – common pain relievers like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and acetaminophen (Excedrin) – has grown to 70 million prescriptions and 30 billion over-the-counter sales […]

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Call of Duty: Black Ops

“Call of Duty” and Other War Video Games May Be Dangerous to War Vets

I remember watching, with my heart in my mouth, as a friend played “Call of Duty.”  I stood behind him, amazed and appalled at the realistic portrayal of what I knew of war.  Nowadays there’s not a whole lot left to the imagination because of photo-taking and video-taping right in the battlefields.  It is commonplace to see, […]

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Into the Mouths of Babes – Toxic Toys

 Into the mouths of babes – Phthalates Regulations soon in force in Canada – U.S. to follow? (The following article was written by Dr. Dianne Saxe and Ms. Jackie Campbell – see below for information on the authors – used by permission.  Please note that the picture of the baby biting on a teething ring […]

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