Biologically speaking, everything that makes you what you are depends on a three-pound organ inside your skull that is kept alive by the beating of an organ in your chest that weighs only 8 to 10 ounces. Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day, pumping 2,000 gallons of blood
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Truly valuable high blood pressure remedies will heal the blood vessels themselves as well as lower blood pressure readings. Learn how to test the condition of your blood vessels using two innovative “biomarker” tests.
Inflammation is the body’s immune response to help us heal from injuries and infections. But sometimes, a low level of inflammation keeps hanging around, quietly damaging tissues. Chronic low-grade inflammation is thought to kick start atherosclerosis, the buildup of plaque on artery walls, a key component of coronary artery disease
Q: I have heard that drinking red wine in moderation may help people stay mentally sharp. Since I don’t drink alcoholic beverages, could I enjoy the same benefit by substituting plain grape juice?
A: A number of studies suggest that grape juice can provide brain benefits similar to, and perhaps longer-lasting
A novel scanning technique is being hailed as a major advance in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research. A team of scientists led by neurologist Keith Johnson, MD, head of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Clinical Brain Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Service, is among the first to test a new imaging compound
Researchers have identified a number of herbal and nutritional supplements that can prevent or slow the progression of memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease. But four stand out as being especially effective.
Because symptoms of mild cognitive impairment and dementia don’t manifest until years or decades after they
For years, cholesterol was thought to be the primary cause of cardiovascular disease. However, new research has found direct links between gut bacteria and heart failure and chronic kidney disease.
The process involves two nutrients, choline (a component of lecithin, which is found in meat and eggs) and L-carnitine (found primarily
Getting enough vitamin C in your diet via a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables may lead to a longer life by helping reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, according to research published online May 6, 2015 in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In the study, individuals who consumed
Q. Is it true that the weather can affect mortality rates in older adults, and if so, which kind of weather has the most impact?
A. Senior health is vulnerable to both hot and cold weather. Exposure to cold affects the heart and suppresses the immune system,