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Estrogen may be a key player in preventing heart disease in women

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and both men and women are equally susceptible to heart problems. One of the differences between the sexes is in the age they are com...

August 15, 2011

Alan Wu

Long life spans may be genetically predetermined

Centenarians, people who live past the age of 95, often cause scientists to scratch their heads. ...

August 4, 2011

Bryan Aldrige

Vascular disease can contribute to cognitive impairment

The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association recently reported that atherosclerosis may be linked to an increased risk of vascular cognitive impairment as well as a hig...

July 25, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Seniors can get exercise by puttering around on the golf course

Golf is often associated with older adults, perhaps due to the relaxed nature of the sport. ...

July 24, 2011

Alan Wu

Internal clocks lose track of time as people age, study shows

Scientists at the University of California Los Angeles recently conducted a study that examines the effect of aging on the brain's circadian clock. ...

July 20, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Scientists may be able to use anti-malaria drug to combat autoimmune diseases

Researchers at the Van Andel Research Institute recently studied the possible uses of the anti-malaria drug chloroquine. ...

July 20, 2011

Jasmine Phu

Study: Sundowning may be biological symptom of dementia

"Sundowning," a syndrome that occurs in some dementia patients, causes these individuals to experience anxiety, disorientation and increased confusion....

June 28, 2011

Jasmine Phu

Study: Cinnamon extract may be dementia’s natural enemy

Researchers at Tel Aviv University recently discovered that cinnamon has antiviral properties that may inhibit the development of Alzheimer’s disease. ...

June 28, 2011

Lisa Wurth

More than half of prescriptions aren’t taken the right way

The National Council for Patient Information and Education estimates that more than 125,000 patients die each year because they don't take their medication correctly....

May 25, 2011


4 ways for older adults to strengthen their grip

Hand strength is a fundamental part of everyday living, and especially important for seniors who want to remain independent because it is a key to everything from grocery shopping to maintai...

May 17, 2011

Alan Wu

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