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Monthly Archive for April, 2010

A Well-Seasoned Mind

Daniel G. Amen, M.D., AARP Magazine – May & June 2010 New scientific research shows these five spices are good for your brain Turmeric In India, where people eat curry almost every day, the Alzheimer’s disease rate is one-fourth the U.S. rate. Now researchers think they may know why. A University of California, Los Angeles […]

Reduce Diabetes Risk

There are 41 million Americans who are prediabetic.  However, studies show that if they exercised daily for just 30 minutes, they’d delay getting Type 2 diabetes for approximately 11 years.  And if they lost 10 pounds in the process, they could more than halve their total risk.

Warm weather is here and summer is coming.  Now, when you’re outside more, is the time to take precautionary measures to protect your eyes, says a Baylor College of Medicine ophthalmologist. “Ultraviolet light, or UV exposure, among many other factors, has been linked to the development of macular degeneration, cataracts, and other vision-loss problems,” says […]

How to Live to 100 Years Old

From Health magazine There was big news recently for anyone born after the year 2000: They’ll probably live to 100, according to new research from Denmark. That’s roughly 20 years longer than the life expectancy of the rest of us. But we could live that long, too, says Walter Bortz II, MD, a clinical associate […]

Got gout? Try more water

 Drinking five to eight glasses of water a day may ward off attacks. Experts estimate that 5.1 million Americans have gout, a form of arthritis caused when excess uric acid in the blood forms crystals that lodge in the big toe or other joints, leading to intense pain and swelling. Although it’s more common […]