Tag: aging

Some Lesser Known Health Effects Of Eating Too Much Sugar

Some Lesser Known Health Effects Of Eating Too Much Sugar

[ 0 ] 2012-10-19 | |

Public health officials in the majority of Western countries are currently directing considerable amounts of energy towards reducing the amount of sugar that people eat. It is well known that lowering sugar consumption is of importance in maintaining good oral health. In the battle against obesity, sugar is also a well-publicized target because it provides […]

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7 Ways To Prevent Osteoporosis As We Age

7 Ways To Prevent Osteoporosis As We Age

[ 0 ] 2012-08-04 | |

If all the health information that we learned came from commercials, we would quickly come to the conclusion that getting sufficient calcium and vitamin D is all that we need to prevent brittle bones as we age. While both calcium and vitamin D are often helpful, preventing the brittle bone disease Osteoporosis is not simply […]

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Understanding Concussions: More Than Just A Bad Bump On The Head

Understanding Concussions: More Than Just A Bad Bump On The Head

[ 0 ] 2012-03-02 | |

No other organ within the body is provided as much protection as the brain. Given the importance of the brain in ensuring our immediate survival, it makes sense that evolution has invested considerably in the safe keeping of this single organ. It is not just the skull that protects the brain, either. Surrounding the brain, […]

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Trouble Swallowing – The Risks Of Dysphagia?

Trouble Swallowing – The Risks Of Dysphagia?

[ 1 ] 2012-01-19 | |

Like many of the other activities that our body performs automatically, swallowing is something that we do not really think that much about. However, if we think back to the last cold we had that was accompanied by swollen glands, we can easily relate to the uncomfortable experience. Now, me might be tempted to think […]

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Urinary Incontinence and the Loss of Control

Urinary Incontinence and the Loss of Control

[ 0 ] 2011-12-15 | |

We might like to believe that we are in control of our bodily functions. However, the vast majority of activities that take place in our body are not within our direct control. Sure we can make our best effort to burp quietly, to cover our nose when we sneeze or to only pass gas once […]

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Knowing The Health Problems That Cause Memory Loss As We Age

Knowing The Health Problems That Cause Memory Loss As We Age

[ 1 ] 2011-11-11 | |

As the second most common fear associated with aging, loss of memory is a serious health issue. However, we often concentrate on the memory loss itself instead of the different underlying health conditions that can cause it. By instead being aware of these conditions and working to resolve them, we have a far better chance of retaining of sharp mind as we age.

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Understanding The Most Effective Prostate Cancer Treatments

Understanding The Most Effective Prostate Cancer Treatments

[ 0 ] 2011-11-04 | |

For men, talking about health problems may feel uncomfortable, but to maximize the chances of surviving a prostate cancer diagnosis, it is very important. Talking about and understanding treatment options ensures that we are able to challenge suggestions for treatment that may less than optimal.

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