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 statistic…

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4 Steps to Strong Bones

…osteoporosis 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 therapy…

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Can Blueberries Make You Steadier on Your Feet?

…protective foods. They contain special flavonoids that can protect your vision, prevent diabetes, and keep your memory sharp. Now, a new study shows that a powerful polyphenol found in blueberries can also help to prevent falls. Jane Cavanaugh, an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at Duquesne University…

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Steps to Stave Off Sarcopenia

…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 sarcopenia…

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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 age 50…

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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 Nutrition…

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How to Treat Allergies Without Big Pharma

…can take 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 mid-morning…

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You Heard It Here First: The "K" Factor Lowers Blood Pressure

…Eating foods high in potassium and low in sodium can also help prevent kidney disease and heart problems caused by hypertension. Furthermore, this diet reduces risk of stroke and premature death—even if blood pressure doesn’t fall. So, how can you put the “K Factor” into action? * Reduce your…

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Your Summer To-Do List for Better Health

…list of things they want to achieve this summer. So I thought I would suggest my own list of things you can try and do to improve your health before fall arrives. * Wear a Pedometer: Studies show people who wear a pedometer (a small electronic device that tracks the number of steps you take) walk more…

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Clean Up Indoor Air, Improve Your Health

…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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Why Americans are Supersized

…heavier 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 overweight…

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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 with…

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