Archives: June 2012

Even Affluent MisUnderstand Retirement Savings

A Harris Poll released by Nationwide Financial surveyed individuals who have at least $250,000 or more in household assets and plan to retire by 2020. Respondents reported health care costs as a major concern.åÊ 73 percent of those nearing retirement reported out of control health care costs as one of...

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Cardiac Rehab Can Improve Muscle Strength

Researchers took muscle biopsies from 60 heart failure patients and 60 healthy study participants. Then, half of the participants in each group were randomly assigned to four weeks of supervised aerobic training or no exercise. After the exercise intervention, researchers conducted another round of muscle biopsies. Investigators found that heart...

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Alzheimer’s and Exercise

Individuals with higher levels of daily physical activity may have a decreased risk of developing Alzheimer‰Ûªs. A study in Neurology was conducted to establish a link between daily exercise and reduced Alzheimer‰Ûªs risk. More than 700 cognitively aware participants with an average age of 82 were equipped with a wrist...

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Anxiety Associated with Arthritis

A new study recommends that older adults suffering from arthritis be screened for anxiety. The journal Arthritis Care & Research reports that anxiety in arthritis patients ‰ÛÓ including those with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis ‰ÛÓ often is under-treated and undiagnosed. In analyzing 1,793 individual records from The Centers for Disease...

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Berry Berry Brainy – Healthier Brains Through Blueberries and Strawberries

Eat more!David Bishop Inc. Eating more sweetberries can keep our brains healthier, according to a new study published in the Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society. The study, conducted by Dr. Elizabeth Devore with Brigham and Women‰Ûªs Hospital and Harvard Medical School...

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