Archives: August 2015

For Men Only – Staying Well After 50

In the United States, the average life expectancy of a woman is about 81 years while men are expected to live on average untilåÊage 76. While there are many reasons why this may be the case, here‰Ûªs one to consider ‰ÛÒ proactive disease prevention. Compared to women, men make onlyåÊhalf...

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Depression, Diabetes Associated with Increased Dementia Risk

Depression, Diabetes Associated with Increased Dementia Risk Depression and type 2 diabetes were each associated with an increased risk for dementia and that risk was even greater among individuals diagnosed with both depression and diabetes compared with people who had neither condition, according to an article published online by JAMA...

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Vitamin D Supplementation Not Associated with Lower Blood Pressure

Vitamin D Supplementation Not Associated with Lower Blood Pressure A review of clinical trial data suggests vitamin D supplementation was ineffective at lowering blood pressure (BP) and should not be used as an antihypertensive, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. Intervention studies have produced conflicting evidence...

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New Tool May Help Predict Who Will Develop Memory Problems

New Tool May Help Predict Who Will Develop Memory Problems Researchers have developed a new scoring system to help determine which elderly people may be at a higher risk of developing the memory and thinking problems that can lead to dementia, according to a study published in the online issue...

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