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The Smallest Room in the House Found to Be the Most Dangerous

The Smallest Room in the House Found to Be the Most Dangerous

In horror movies, the most dangerous room in your house is the basement. In real life, you should probably fear your bathroom. A CDC (Centers for Disease Control) study found that nonfatal injuries among people above the age of 15 were particularly likely to occur in bathrooms, especially among older adults. Two bathroom locations were
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Fit Beats Skinny for Living Longer

Fit Beats Skinny for Living Longer

People are constantly being told to watch their weight, but perhaps the advice should be watch thier muscle mass. Research recently published in The American Journal of Medicine suggests that muscle mass index serves as a better predictor of long life than weight. Most health care professionals are trained to focus on body mass index
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In Good Odor

In Good Odor

Someday doctors may be able to screen for Alzheimer’s using a simple scratch and sniff test, according to two Columbia University studies. Dr. William Kreisl, a neurologist at Columbia University, and a team of researchers studied 84 people in their 60s and 70s, including 58 with memory problems indicative of early Alzheimer’s. Participants took the
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Arthritis Symptoms Can Be Reduced With Physical Activity and Educational Programs

Arthritis Symptoms Can Be Reduced With Physical Activity and Educational Programs

A recent CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) study notes the prevalence of arthritis and the opportunities that are available to decrease pain and improve function. When people with arthritis engage in physical activity they can reduce their arthritis symptoms by up to 40 percent. Yet, many adults with arthritis are not physically active.
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Sleep Problems Linked to Stroke Risk

Sleep Problems Linked to Stroke Risk

A recent study indicates that sleep disorders are linked to increased stroke risk. Sleep-breathing problems like sleep apnea have the strongest association to stroke risk. However, sleep-wake disorders, such as hypersomnia, insomnia, and restless leg syndrome could also raise the threat of a stroke. In addition to increasing the risk of first-time stroke, sleep difficulties
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