DNA Testing can Show if you are at Risk for Certain Diseases

DNA testing has become very popular and while many people who invest in DNA testing are only trying to find their roots and ancestry, other people are investing in DNA testing to discover genetic health markers. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave permission last year for 23andMe to test for inherited diseases. Simple Saliva…

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Why Some People with Alzheimer’s Hallmarks Never Develop the Dementia

Studies Showed that the Hallmark Proteins of Alzheimer’s Did not Grow in the Synapses Neuroscientists have been intrigued by research that discovered people with classical Alzheimer’s hallmarks of beta amyloid protein plaques and tangles made up of tau protein in their brains who never developed Alzheimer’s disease. These are called Non-Demented with Alzheimer’s Neuropathology (NDAN).…

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Alzheimer’s Vaccine may be on the Way along with the Silver Tsunami

August 21, 2018 is National Senior Citizens Day and this is the time to really take a stand in appreciation for our senior citizens. We must prepare for the “Silver Tsunami.” Clinical Trial to Test Safety of an Alzheimer’s Vaccine for Humans A clinical trial in partnership with researchers from San Diego University on people…

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Women who Had Three or More Children Had Lower Risk for Alzheimer’s

Women Make up Two thirds of People with Alzheimer’s Disease It has long been noted that more women than men contract Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It was believed that because women usually live longer than men and that aging increases the risk for Alzheimer’s, there are more women than men suffering from Alzheimer’s. Two-thirds of the…

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A Giant Japanese Radish may be able to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

Many Medicines Come from the Plant World Many pharmaceutical drugs have come from the plant world like digitalis from fox glove, Tamiflu from the Chinese Star Anise plant and many more. Now, a Japanese study published July 23, 2018 in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry shows that a giant-sized radish called the Sakurajima Daikon…

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Vaccines Save Seniors from Deadly Diseases

August is National Immunization Awareness Month August is National Immunization Awareness Month and this is the time to remind seniors of some of the vaccines that can help prevent them from deadly diseases. While some are fairly new developments, others are old ones like the tetanus diphtheria (TD) vaccine that needs a booster every 10…

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Depression and Seniors

Depression is a Serious Disease that Needs Professional Treatment Depression in seniors should not be confused with feeling sad or experiencing the “blues.” There are often real reasons for a person to feel sad or grief, especially after the death of a beloved spouse. However, in most cases people eventually come to terms with their…

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Sleep may Have an Anti-oxidant Effect on the Brain and Body

Oxidative Stress Risk Factor for Neurodegenerative and Chronic Diseases Anti-oxidants found in foods and medicinal herbs have been linked to preventing diseases. Oxidation is a chemical process that leads to the production of free radicals which cause oxidative stress. For instance, LDL cholesterol is not at all dangerous until it is oxidized and then it…

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Diverticulitis and Seniors

Diverticular Disease and Diverticulosis Diverticular disease is when pockets or bulges (diverticula) form in the lining of the colon (large intestine). This is usually due to aging and it is estimated 5% of people will have diverticula by age 40 and 50% of seniors will have these by the age of 80. It is surmised…

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