Preventing Falls

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5 Ways to Prevent Falls

…Americans age 65 and older have a fall, and more than a quarter of them end up in the hospital. Falls are the leading cause of brain trauma and the number one cause of fractures among older people—upwards of 500,000 per year. The good news is that you can prevent yourself from becoming a…

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Can Blueberries Make You Steadier on Your Feet?

…to prevent falls. Jane Cavanaugh, an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at Duquesne University, conducted a study on mice to help determine if resveratrol, a polyphenol found in blueberries (as well as red grapes, red wine, peanuts, cranberries, and dark chocolate), can help to prevent falls in…

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10 Natural Home Remedies That Cost Just Pennies

…Home Remedy #10 To relieve dandruff, apply raw, unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar directly to your scalp. Now it’s your turn: Do you have natural home remedies that have worked for you? You May Also Be Interested in * 5 Ways to Prevent Falls * Four Medical Tests that Can Save Your Life

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4 Steps to Strong Bones

…occurs. Supplementing with bioidentical hormones can help slow down this process, promoting strong bones and preventing osteoporosis. As you can see, osteoporosis prevention and treatment require a combination of exercise, diet, targeted nutrients, and, in some cases, bioidentical hormone…

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New Vitamin D Recommendations Are Misguided

…a U.S. Preventive Services task force (USPSTF) analysis of the latest scientific studies on vitamin D. The USPSTF concluded that there isn’t enough information to show vitamin D can prevent cancer or fractures. Yet they did concede that for people older than 65 who are at high risk of falling,

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Steps to Stave Off Sarcopenia

…risk of falls and fractures. In fact, in many of the fractures that are so common among older women, for example, the muscle-related lack of steadiness and inability to catch oneself in a fall may be as much to blame as osteoporosis. How to Prevent Sarcopenia Fortunately, there are ways to prevent

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How to Treat Allergies Without Big Pharma

…to for treating your allergies this fall … How to Treat Allergies Naturally * Reduce your contact with allergy triggers. This can be tough because most seasonal allergies have airborne triggers, such as pollen. Your best bet for allergy prevention is to stay indoors from early- to…

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Can't Sleep? Try These Natural Remedies

According to a report recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in six adults with a diagnosed sleep disorder and one in eight adults who simply have trouble sleeping use prescription sleep aids. This is just one of the key findings from the National Health and…

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Is Juice Healthy?

…it’s fairly easy to determine. Take sodas, for example. But for others, such as milk, it might not be as obvious. Juice is another beverage that falls into the latter category. That’s why I want to address the perennial question: “Is juice healthy?” In a nutshell, the answer…

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Your Summer To-Do List for Better Health

…your diet—aiming for a variety of fruits, vegetables, and legumes. * Prevent Disease with Healthy Fats: Most people eat too many fats that can cause disease and not enough of the omega-3 essential fats that can prevent disease. To increase your omega-3 intake, eat salmon or other cold-water…

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Health Tips for Seniors

…these declines dramatically with age. Vitamin B12 supplements, on the other hand, are not bound to protein and are readily absorbed. In order to prevent fatigue, listlessness, hearing loss, cognitive decline, and other signs of B12 deficiency, I recommend that everyone—especially people over…

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Clean Up Indoor Air, Improve Your Health

…* Bamboo palm * Peace lilies * Chrysanthemums * Gerbera daisies Now it’s your turn: What are your plans for making your indoor environment healthier this fall and winter? You May Also Be Interested In * 10 Easy Prevention Tips That Can Keep You Healthy * 4 Ways to Clean Up the Air In Your Home

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The Top 5 Health Benefits of Avocados

Did you know that avocados are actually a fruit? More surprising, they fall into the category of berries because of their fleshy pulp and seed. But regardless of how you slice it, the many health benefits of avocados may surprise you. Here’s a list of five avocado health benefits you…

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Try ‘Natural Nyquil’ This Cold and Flu Season

When it comes to cold and flu season, prevention is the best medicine. But sometimes the most diligent efforts fail and you catch a cold or flu bug anyway. The first thing most people do when they experience signs of a cold or flu is reach for over-the-counter medications. Although these meds might…

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The Multiple Benefits of Carotenoids

…what they are and where they come from. Carotenoids are the phytochemicals that make plants colorful and are responsible for the burst of color in fall foliage. They shield plants from sun-induced free radical damage. Considering plants spend their entire lives in the sun, these carotenoids, along…

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Why Americans are Supersized

…than ever before, it's not your imagination. In fact, the statistics are downright scary. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the obesity epidemic is more serious than ever: The percentage of adults over age 20 who are obese and the percentage of adults who are merely…

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