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When you’re afraid your memory is declining…

brain, dementiaA sunny outlook on life doesn’t just brighten your day in the present – it could also help protect your brain from dementia in the future.

Dementia is a decline in mental ability that is severe enough to affect one’s daily life. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, which affects more than five million Americans … Read More

Alert: 12 contaminated foods you need to know about

CONTAMINATED, DIET, FOOD, FRUITS AND VEGETABLESSummer is the perfect time to switch to sandals, unwind on a deck and indulge in those cooling, tasty treats. But did you know that it’s also the right time to think seriously about what you eat and drink?

That’s because the latest data by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture … Read More

The surprising secret to a long healthy life…

aging, live longer, aging, live longerRemember the old song, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” sung rather humorously in Monty Python’s Life of Brian? Well, maybe you should try looking on the dark side, too. That’s because pessimists live a little longer than optimists, a new study reveals.

Maybe we don’t always need a silver lining, after all.

German research, … Read More

When tremors and shaking could be something serious

Parkinson's diseaseGood news if you know someone suffering from Parkinson’s disease, the degenerative condition known for its telltale shakes, tremors and difficulty with simple tasks.

A newly discovered gene could lead to an exciting new treatment.

The groundbreaking study of Parkinson’s disease was conducted by the University of California and led by Dr. Ming Guo, a practicing neurologist and … Read More

Why organic food really is better (and not as expensive as you think)

organic, dietSome great news for the organic food shopper on a budget! (And those of us who’d like to buy organic, but are turned off by the price.)

Recently, big box retail giant Walmart lowered the price of organic food nationwide with its new in-house line of organic products, such as the kitchen cupboard staples, olive oil and black … Read More

When a headache could be a warning sign of something else

migraine, strokeA good friend of mine has been at the mercy of her migraines for over a decade. She gets a bad one at least once a month and holes up in her bedroom for the entire day, blinds completely down and the door shut, cutting her off from her family and daily activities. It’s not fun. She’s got … Read More

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