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1. Sleep Is Our Body’s Chance for Routine Maintenance

Although our conscious mind is closed to the outside world when we sleep, the rest of our body is not at rest. If you think of the body as a machine, sleep puts it in “idle” mode so that repairs can be made. Hundreds of biological processes continue: The heart

Do You Have Chronic Dehydration?

Do You Have Chronic Dehydration?

Water is one of the health essentials you probably don’t think about much, but chronic dehydration can have significant impact on your well-being. Furthermore, we wouldn’t survive long without it. Water makes up about three-quarters of our body weight; we obtain it via the fluids we drink (obviously!), and from

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

Respond “FAST” to Stroke Symptoms

Did you know women are twice as likely to die from stroke than from breast cancer? Many women think of stroke as a man’s problem. They don’t know the symptoms of stroke, or that seeking emergency care is critical when these symptoms occur.

But what they don’t know can make all

Rules Change for Predicting High Stroke Risk

If you have atrial fibrillation (AF), but were told you did not need to take an oral anticoagulant to prevent stroke, that may change.
New guidelines for the prevention of AF-related stroke use a different formula to predict stroke risk than older guidelines. As a result, two-thirds of patients previously considered

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

Delirium is Under-Diagnosed and Can Be Lethal

An estimated one to two million older adults with delirium visit hospital emergency departments in the U.S. annually. Yet a recent study (Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice, June 25) suggests that about two-thirds of delirium cases are unrecognized by emergency department clinicians. In the study, those

5 Lifestyle Factors That Research Says Can Slash Your Risk of Stroke

Q. Besides controlling blood pressure, how else can I cut my risk of stroke?A. Stroke, or more accurately a “brain attack,” is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Moreover, nonfatal stroke is a leading cause of permanent disability. Your risk of stroke increases with age, a factor

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