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Newsbriefs: Abnormal Stool Test; Exercise for Aging Brain

Don’t Ignore an Abnormal Stool Test
Colonoscopy isn’t the only screening test for colorectal cancer—the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) also screens for the disease by detecting small amounts of blood in the stool. Unlike colonoscopy, FIT doesn’t require any fasting or “bowel prep,” and it can be completed entirely by mail.

Exercise and Your Brain: Should You Sweat It?

While observational studies have shown an association between physical activity and lower rates of mental decline, findings from randomized clinical trials have been mixed. And now the largest and longest such trial has reported surprisingly disappointing results: The Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) study, a 24-month trial involving

Physical Activity Decreases Risks of Breast Cancer and Atrial Fibrillation

Recent research shows that, when a woman exercises regularly, she may lower her risks of invasive breast cancer and atrial fibrillation. Other benefits of being active include cardiovascular, metabolic, musculoskeletal, and psychological advantages, as well as improved sleep and weight control.

For good health, the importance of moving your body cannot

Editor’s Note: Exercise: The Best Medicine

Exercise—it’s the only universal recommendation I make to every single patient, without exception. Exercise benefits cardiovascular health and improves muscle function, balance, and coordination. It reduces the risk of certain cancers, too, especially those related to obesity, including endometrial cancer and breast cancer. It’s the only demonstrable way to improve

6 Steps to Better Brain Health

In the last few years, several studies have suggested that a healthy lifestyle reduces the risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Sam Gandy, MD, PhD, director of Mount Sinai’s Center for Cognitive Health and NFL Cognitive Care, points to the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER)

How to Deal with Depression

How to Deal with Depression

Millions of people learn how to deal with depression in effective ways. You can, too. Among the options: various depression medications that work to correct chemical imbalances.
Depression Medication Types
Many different types of medications can be used to treat depression. The prescription drugs that are most often used to treat depression

Newsbriefs: Broccoli; Exercise to Improve Memory

Eat More Broccoli—It’s Good for You!
Broccoli and other vegetables in the Brassica family, such as kale, Brussels sprouts and cabbage, contain phenolic compounds, which are linked to a lower risk of several types of cancer, coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and asthma. These compounds contain certain flavonoids—groups of antioxidant

Your Brain Can Benefit From Regular Exercise

A new study suggests that physical activity you might not think of as exercise can improve brain volume and reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease by 50 percent. Other recent research suggests that seniors who exercise regularly may retain a higher level of mental function compared with seniors who take

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