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Retirement is Good for your Health

Retirement is Good for your Health

A recent study of over 27,000 adults, age 45 and up, shows that retirement can improve your health. Researchers examined data on the lifestyle behaviors of the participants over a three-year study period. During this time, 11% of the group retired. Results show that retirement is associated with positive lifestyle changes. Compared to the participants
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Is There a Link Between Dehydration and Obesity?

Is There a Link Between Dehydration and Obesity?

A recent study in the Annals of Family Medicine shows a significant association between poor hydration and elevated body mass index (BMI) and obesity. Researchers analyzed BMI and urine osmolality records of adults ages 18-64. A urine osmolality value of 800 mOsm/kg or greater indicates inadequate hydration. Nearly a third of the participants were dehydrated.
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Many Retirees Using Medications Inappropriately

Many Retirees Using Medications Inappropriately

New research finds that the majority of retirees are under using (67%) or misusing (56%) prescription medications, or both. Only 17% were not affected by any kind of underuse or misuse. Furthermore, study authors say that each medication that is underused is associated with a 39% increase in risk of death and a 26% increase
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Centenarians Live Extra Years in Good Health

Centenarians Live Extra Years in Good Health

A recent study finds that a long life doesn’t necessarily mean living more years with disability and disease. In fact, unlike their counterparts who are decades younger, centenarians have a much shorter period of illness at the end of their lifespan.   Researchers examined the health status of 3,000 participants from ongoing longevity studies: the
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Migraines Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke in Women

Migraines Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke in Women

New research finds that women who suffer from migraine headaches have a 50% increased risk of heart attack, stroke or open heart surgery compared to women who do not have migraines. Specifically, the risk of heart attack is 39% higher, stroke is 62% higher, and heart surgery is 73% higher. These associations remained even after
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