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Four Tips to Prevent Hearing Loss

If you have hearing loss, you’re not alone. Hearing loss affects one in three Americans over the age of 65 and half of those over age 85. The primary cause of age-related hearing loss is damage to the hair cells in the inner ear that transmit sounds to the brain. What damages these hair cells…

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Diabetes and Glaucoma

Glaucoma is another serious eye disorder that is more common in people with diabetes. Imbalances between the production and outflow of fluid in the eye create abnormally high pressures in the eye that can lead to loss of peripheral vision (“tunnel vision”). Although this can happen very…

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Are You Protecting Your Vision?

Take this quiz to see how you’re doing: 1. Do you eat at least five servings of vegetables and fruits each day? Plant foods are powerhouses of protective nutrients that help prevent degenerative eye diseases. 2. Do you include several weekly servings of spinach, collard greens, and other leafy…

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Preventing Alzheimer's Disease Naturally

Few diseases are sadder than Alzheimer’s disease. It’s absolutely disheartening when someone you know and love doesn’t recognize you anymore or loses cognitive abilities. It’s also scary to know that you have a relative with Alzheimer’s because there’s such a…

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How to Ward Off Cognitive Decline

Last week, I told you about recent research linking higher blood sugar levels with cognitive impairment. While taking steps to manage your blood sugar is important, there are other ways you can ward off memory loss—and the sooner you start the better. Here is what I recommend. * Exercise…

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Herbal Supplement Safety and Effectiveness

As you’ve probably heard, in the past several weeks, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has taken actions that he claims are necessary to ensure herbal supplement safety and effectiveness and to protect folks who buy and use these products. First, he demanded that four major…

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How to Boost Circulation

Sixty thousand miles: Incredible as it seems, that’s the estimated length of all your arteries, veins, and capillaries if they were laid out end to end. This vast network of blood vessels is quite literally the lifeblood of the human body, so it’s easy to see why improved circulation is…

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