You take about 20,000 breaths a day, which means your respiratory system never stops working. It also means that your lungs need to be as healthy as possible in order for you to breathe easily as you age. Knowing the key facts about lungs can help you make healthy decisions
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You may not think that what you eat has anything to do with your risk of developing lung cancer or COPD. Diet, however, especially one that’s rich in fiber, may actually play a key role in preventing certain breathing diseases. COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and it includes
Depressive Thoughts Can Harm Your Memory
Staying upbeat may help you maximize your memory performance, especially if you’re prone to depressive feelings such as unhappiness, disquiet, and anxiety, research suggests. A study published in the January 2015 issue of Cognition and Emotion found an association between depressive thinking in individuals with
Lung power is brainpower. Without sufficient oxygen delivered by the lungs, the brain—which represents just two percent of the body’s weight, but consumes 25 percent of its oxygen you—cannot function properly. In the short term, a lack of oxygen may cause temporary symptoms such as lightheadedness and poor motor skills.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious respiratory condition that currently has no cure. But COPD treatment can help manage COPD symptoms. Along with medications, which are usually inhaled, dealing with COPD also requires behaviors that support lung health.
COPD is actually a broad term used to describe two
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Nature’s #1 brain tonic: Physical activity (April., p1)
Thinking that older age affects thinking affects thinking in older age! (July, p5)
Is your brain going up in smoke? (July, p6)
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE (AD/DEMENTIA)
The many faces of dementia (Jan., p4)
Brain protein tau gets new focus in AD research
A recent study (Stroke, April 23) suggests that long-term exposure to air pollution—even at low levels—may result in changes in the brain that are associated with age-related cognitive impairment and other neurological conditions. In the study, people who lived in areas with high levels of pollution had less brain volume
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
Q. What’s the health scoop on golden berries?
A. The golden berry, also called pichuberry (named after Machu Picchu in Peru) and cape gooseberry, is a Peruvian “super” fruit that grows abundantly in the Andes region of South America. These little golden fruits, which look like small,