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Brisk Walking: Good for Heart Health

Brisk Walking: Good for Heart Health

Walking is one of the simplest exercises. Research shows that it also provides a bounty of health benefits. One of the more prominent benefits is how it helps with cardiovascular health. A recent study published in the European Heart Journal shows that raising walking speed can greatly reduce risks of cardiovascular death. The study focused
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Stages of Alzheimer’s

Stages of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a disorder that effects the brain. Over time the symptoms get worse. On average, a person will live four to eight years after diagnosis. Alzheimer’s will affect each person differently, but there are some common patterns to the progression. Below are commonly defined states of Alzheimer’s. • Pre-Clinical Alzheimer’s: The changes in the
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A Connection Between Lack of Sleep and Dementia Discovered

A Connection Between Lack of Sleep and Dementia Discovered

For years now, scientific research has uncovered a variety of problems caused by lack of sleep. A recent study published in Neurology has shed some light on a new potential problem. In this new study, lack of rapid eye movement or REM sleep comes with an increased risk of dementia. REM sleep is just one
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Fighting Cancer Fatigue

Fighting Cancer Fatigue

One symptom that many cancer patients know is fatigue. Whether caused by the cancer itself, or a byproduct of treatment, fatigue is a burden on the lives of cancer patients. Fatigue is draining and prevents people from living out their lives. Other factors linked with fatigue are pain, anxiety, sleep problems, and depression. It’s important
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Deep Brain Stimulation: A Future Alzheimer’s Treatment?

Deep Brain Stimulation: A Future Alzheimer’s Treatment?

With the battle against Alzheimer’s ongoing, there has been much research into potential treatment options. One of the more promising has been deep brain stimulation, a practice used in the treatment of other disorders such as Parkinson’s. Deep brain stimulation involves therapy with electrical impulses directed at certain areas of the brain. These areas receive
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