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Does Having Friends Make You Smarter? - Try to spend more time with your friends and family this week. It’s not just because it’s fun, it’s for your own health. A growing body of research suggests that socializing is not only key to maintaining your memory; it also helps ward off diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s. In a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers studied more than 2,000 women over a span of four years. They reported that older women with larger...
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Hearing Health Professionals: Who Does What? - So, you’re pretty confident you have hearing loss, or you took our Online Hearing Test and it reflected you had hearing loss. Your next step probably involved searching the Internet to figure out what you should do now. During your search of all things hearing loss, you probably came across words like “ENT physician,” “Hearing Aid Specialist,” and “Audiologist.” While all of these career fields focus on hearing and the ears, they each have thei...
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Why Walking — Even Slow Walking — is Great for Your Health - There’s good news for those of us who like to take the slow route. When it comes to exercise, we tortoises get the same health benefits as the hares. University of California, Berkeley researchers studied nearly 50,000 people over six years, and found that slow walkers and fast runners had similar reductions in risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. What’s more, walking puts far less wear and tear on one’s j...
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3 Foods That Make You Smarter - Can your diet make you smarter? Yes. A growing body of research shows that the foods we eat play an important role not only in our physical health, but also in our everyday brain function. In this post, we spotlight three foods that scientists say make us sharper by improving memory and increasing concentration. 1. Salmon Fatty fish —especially salmon, albacore tuna, and sardines — are packed with omega-3 fatty acids that are key for a healthy mind. Many expe...
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Sing your Way to Better Health - Take a look at the choir in your church, or the fellow singing in the car next to you. They’re not just having a good time. They’re helping their health. According to Susanna Rodell of Livestrong, singing is not only used as treatment for depression, anxiety and fatigue, it’s also a part of a physical fitness regimen. Many people are surprised to learn that singing has physical health benefits. Producing sound requires the use of your diaphragm — it’s a phys...
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3 Ways to Improve Your Vision — Naturally - Here are two myths about your eyesight. 1. – your vision will inevitably deteriorate as a function of age and 2. – the only way to improve your vision is by getting glasses or surgery. Wrong and wrong. There are natural ways to improve your vision and make those computer and cell phone screens easier to read. You can eat for better eyesight. You can exercise your eyes to strengthen your vision. And, giving your eyes a “vision spa” can help, too. D...
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Why Pets Can Help Seniors Live Healthier - Scientists studying the relationship between human beings and pets have found that pets do more than make us happier — they also make us healthier. And, several recent studies have shown that owning and handling a pet is especially helpful to seniors. Seniors who care for pets live longer, healthier, and more enjoyable lives than their non-pet owning peers. A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that independently...
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Can Dreams Improve Your Health? - Dream control — it may sound like science fiction today. But some believe it will play a far bigger role in the future of health care. Scientists have long known about the benefits of deep sleep, but a growing body of research shows that dreams are integral to our health, and that we can shape our dreams for therapeutic purposes. One landmark study looked at the impact of dreams on recently divorced women with untreated clinical depression. The study, led b...
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How Technology Can Help Seniors Live Independently - Can I live alone safely? That is the big question for millions of seniors and their families each year. And for more and more people, the answer is YES – you can live in your home. It’s all thanks to some new technologies designed to help seniors live independently with a host of age-related challenges. In this post, we focus on two assistive tools that empower seniors who have illness and early signs of dementia to live at home. 1. A Hom...
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