Tag: cardiovascular disease risk factors

8. Special Health Concerns

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Although some people use exercise to help reduce risk of disease, it also can be an important way to help you manage a chronic disease, including preserving your independence and ability to do other activities you enjoy. Although starting a new physical activity regimen may be intimidating at first,

Nuts Improve Cholesterol Levels

At least part of the proven cardiovascular benefits of eating nuts can be explained by their effects on cholesterol and other blood lipids, according to new Tufts research. The meta-analysis of 61 con-trolled intervention trials totaling 2,532 participants found that tree nut intake lowered total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and

Improve Heart Health by Cutting Back on Sugar

“Excess sugar and refined carbohydrates, from desserts and sweetened coffee drinks to white bread and white rice, contribute to poor heart health by increasing LDL cholesterol, inflammation in the body, and weight gain. Extra pounds add more stress on your heart and increase your risk for other diseases (high blood

Inflammatory Joint Disorder and Atherosclerosis

People who suffer from inflammatory joint disorders (IJDs) are more likely to have increased atherosclerotic cardiovascular (CV) disease risk compared with the general population.
Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque, comprising fat, cholesterol, and calcium, builds up in the arteries over time, narrowing the arteries and limiting the flow of

Cognitive Aging: A Growing Public Health Issue

Cognitive aging—a process that involves physical changes in the brain and its ability to carry out various functions—affects every segment of society, but has received little national attention, according to a report sponsored by multiple agencies and issued by the Institute of Medicine.

The report was based on two years of

Reduce the Effects of Cognitive Aging

Your brain undergoes physical changes as you age, just like any other part of your body. While your cognitive skills may wane somewhat, it is not always a cause for concern.

“Normal, age-related changes, such as trouble recalling names or walking into a room and not remembering what you came for,

2015 FHA INDEX

Alternative Medicine/Supplements
Complementary therapies can help you cope with cancer treatment (Jan, 4)
Yoga could reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors (Mar, 3)
Bones & Joints
“Newer and improved” artificial joints may not be your best choice (Jan, 1)
Carpal tunnel syndrome (Jan, 8)
“Hip school” could help ease your arthritis pain (Mar, 5)
Spinal stenosis can

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