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1. What is Sleep, and Why Do We Need It?

When we’re asleep, our conscious mind is closed to the outside world. Sounds, smells, and physical sensations have limited access to our central nervous system. In the lightest stages of sleep, those aspects of the real world can intrude and awaken us briefly, but in deep sleep we’re not easily

Newsbriefs: Warfarin; Carbs; Breast Cancer Survival

Monitor Your Diet Carefully if You Take Warfarin
Poor knowledge of food interactions with the blood-thinning drug warfarin (Coumadin®) may increase the risk of serious side effects in people who take it, according to research presented at EuroHeartCare 2016, in April. Warfarin protects against stroke by decreasing the risk for blood

Study Suggests that Regular Mammograms Benefit Elderly Women

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)—an independent panel of health experts—currently recommends biennial (every two years) mammograms for women ages 65 to 74, and issued final guidelines to this effect in January. But when it comes to older women the task force continues to make no recommendation, concluding that

Frontline: Breast Cancer; Joint Replacement Surgery; Hormone Therapy

Breast Cancer Survival Rates Higher Following Ovary Removal
According to a study published online April 23, 2015 in the journal JAMA Oncology, for breast cancer patients who have the BRCA1 gene mutation, undergoing an oophorectomy (a proce-dure that removes a woman’s ovaries) reduced breast cancer death rates by 62 percent. Among

Get Help to Quit Smoking

About nine percent of Americans age 65 and older smoke, and if you’re one of them, you likely already know that your habit is exerting significant harm on your health and wellbeing. Research suggests that smoking increases the risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and

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