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Aug

23

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Do You Smell That?

Posted by on August 23rd, 2018 0 comments

Have you ever been around someone who insists they smell an odor that you and others are unable to smell?  There’s a scientific name to describe this phenomenon:  phantom odor perception. A new study from the National Institutes of Health determined nearly 1 in 15 Americans have phantom odor perception.  This conclusion was drawn after… Read More »

Posted in: Aging, Blog, General (all entries), NIH, Research

Jul

31

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A glance back: the Framingham Heart Study

Posted by on July 31st, 2018 0 comments

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the landmark Framingham Heart Study. It is named for the town of Framingham, MA from which the original cohort (there are now six groups of participants) of 5,209 men and women were recruited. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, and it… Read More »

Posted in: Aging, Blog, Consumer Health, Data, General (all entries), Health History, NIH, Public Health

Jun

27

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Strength Training Can Help Fight Bone Loss

Posted by on June 27th, 2018 0 comments

According to a recent article in Harvard Health, people tend to lose bone mass at a rate of 1% per year after age 40. This can result in osteoporosis, with even simple activities such as bending over to tie a shoelace becoming a potential risk for a fracture. Unfortunately, at least in my networks, aerobic… Read More »

Posted in: Aging, Blog, Consumer Health, Fitness, General (all entries), Public Health

Jun

05

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A Self Tuning Brain Implant is Introduced to Help Treat Parkinson’s

Posted by on June 5th, 2018 0 comments

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that impacts body movement.  It impacts almost 2% of the population, most commonly occurring in those 60 years of age or older.  According to MedlinePlus, Parkinson’s occurs when the brain doesn’t produce enough dopamine. Parkinson’s disease symptoms can vary by individual and oftentimes early signs are overlooked. Typically, symptoms… Read More »

Posted in: Aging, Blog, Clinical Trials, General (all entries), NIH, Research

May

31

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New Guidelines for Treating Hypertension Implemented

Posted by on May 31st, 2018 0 comments

Nearly 1,000 Americans are dying daily from hypertension.  This is one of the reasons cited for the new guidelines released that recommend treating patients for hypertension earlier than previous guidelines directed. MedlinePlus defines blood pressure as “the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries.”  Hypertension, or high blood pressure, occurs when… Read More »

Posted in: Aging, Blog, Consumer Health, General (all entries)

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