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Study says art makes you mentally healthier, even if you’re not good at it

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Not all of us are artists. But all of us can paint, sculpt, draw, sketch, and do some forms of art, on varying levels. Some of us are just naturally more gifted ...

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Explaining the ABCs of self-protection

It seems the most powerful move you make in self-protection comes before you find yourself in a dangerous situation. “We teach what we call the ‘ABCs’ of self-protection,” says Patrick Overbey, owner ...

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Easy ways to make yours a healthy home

Maintaining a healthy home is a goal most Americans share, but not all are confident they’re doing the best job they can to protect their home’s health. According to a survey conducted by ...

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The truth about the search for new drugs and the FDA

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The FDA just greenlit a new treatment for osteoporosis, a therapy for advanced bladder cancer, and a pill that can cure smallpox. All of these discoveries were hard-won. Research for the osteoporosis ...

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Depression Doesn’t Have to Be a Dirty Word

In our popular culture, depression is deemed a dirty word.  Many of us are ashamed to acknowledge to ourselves and to others that we can’t muster enough strength to get out of ...

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Ways to make the world a better place for seniors

By 2050, the population of seniors (adults age 65 and older) will be more than double that of the world’s youngest citizens, and the number of people living beyond age 80 is ...

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Tips for managing caregiver boredom

It can be mentally and emotionally taxing to be a caregiver, especially when the care being given is for a loved one. Family caregivers often put their regular lives on hold to ...

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The Aging Brain: How lower connectivity plays a role

New research shows that brain network in the brain gradually become less interconnected and resistant to disruption as we age. The areas of the brain that function in cognition and focus are ...

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The habit you should start today if you want to be happy in your old age

The first self-aware discovery I made as an adult transitioning out of extended college adolescence was that exercise made me happy. I discovered it accidentally at first, and marveled at the direct, ...

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New study links sugary beverages with increased risk of early death

Drinking sugary beverages increases your chances of dying – especially from heart disease, according to a long-term study of men and women in the US. The recent finding from Harvard researchers was ...

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7 steps toward superior sleep

While it’s fairly common knowledge that quality sleep is essential to overall wellness, there are several factors that can keep you from getting the rest you need. However, overcoming them is well ...

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7 healthy back to school tips for kids

Summer will soon be over for many kids, and as a parent, whether you’re shedding tears or jumping with the joy at your kids heading back to school, you should also be ...

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How the internet can help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Over the past 10 years, researchers have learned Alzheimer’s disease starts much earlier than the onset of symptoms – 10-20 years before an individual, family member or friend might notice the signs ...

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Don’t let stroke strike twice

Not all strokes can be prevented, but making healthy lifestyle choices, like exercising, eating right, maintaining a healthy weight and treating conditions such as high blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure can ...

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Mandy Moore’s mindful tips for a well-balanced, lively summer

With plans of trips and relaxation on the horizon, it can be easy to give your wellness routine a vacation, too. Before you jet set off on your next adventure, take a ...

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Great ways to keep your mind sharp

When you think about exercise, you likely envision using the treadmill or lifting weights. But every bit as important to your long-term health and wellness are activities that keep your mind sharp ...

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Ted Danson shares tips for healthy aging

In his distinguished career, actor Ted Danson has played many iconic roles, including a cantankerous but caring doctor. In real life, the 70-year-old says good relationships with health care providers are critical ...

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Super-stressed at work? Doctors can now diagnose you with ‘Burnout’

Feeling tired and overwhelmed from work? The World Health Organization (WHO) has added an official new diagnosis for you – it’s called “burnout.” USA Today reports the professional health community can now diagnose burnout ...

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June is Men’s Health Month: Lifestyle tips for men age 50 and over

What are the top healthy lifestyle guidelines for men age 50 and over? What is a healthy diet for men over age 50 and why is it important? How much and what ...

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Sudden Rapid Heartbeat: Revealing a lesser-known heart disorder and what to do about it

A feeling of dread washed over Donnette Smith after she felt her chest jolt with a rapid heartbeat. “Please, God. Not here, not now,” she thought. In the middle of her church ...

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Weight loss: How to shed pounds fast this summer

For many, summer weight loss is about getting into that bathing suit and feeling your best. With summer vacation just around the corner, what can you do now that will make a ...

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How to know if your parent has dementia

We’ve all forgotten a person’s name, where we put our keys, or whether we locked the front door after we’ve left home. While these things indicate lapses in memory, experiencing them from ...

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Seniors can head off diseases by drinking more water

Not drinking enough water is a common but under-recognized problem among American seniors that puts their health at risk, researchers say. “So many health issues are related to inadequate hydration,” including urinary ...

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How to reduce health risks by understanding AFib

Oftentimes, seeking to improve your health starts at your core – your heart. One common condition to be aware of is atrial fibrillation (AFib), which is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that ...

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6 foods that lower blood pressure

Over 70 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure and 30 percent of Americans have prehypertension, making this condition extremely crucial to control. However, sometimes prescription drugs used to control hypertension can ...

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