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3. Stress Symptoms and Diagnosis.

Everyone experiences stress differently. What one person considers a catastrophic problem, another might see as an invigorating challenge. One thing we all have in common: the marks that chronic stress leave behind on our bodies and minds. From shrinking brains to inflamed arteries in the heart, stress can leave a

Cortisol: Too Much of This Stress Hormone Can Poison the Brain

Yet another study has added to a mound of evidence that suggests that chronically high levels of the stress hormone cortisol can wreak havoc on the brain. The research—presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology in May 2013—supports earlier studies in suggesting that lowering stress levels may be an important

Angina Pain Feels Like Pressure on Your Chest

Angina Pain Feels Like Pressure on Your Chest

Angina is chest pain that is not in itself an illness, but rather a symptom of a potentially serious condition. The most common form is “angina pectoris,” which is chest pain that occurs when your heart doesn’t get the nutrients it needs to function properly. The American Heart Association (AHA) describes

2. Choices & Guidelines

Fitness programs, including those that have a flexibility component, are available in a variety of formats. They are in books, magazines, online, on DVDs, and at health clubs, churches, hospitals, colleges/universities, senior centers, YMCAs/YWCAs, golf and tennis clubs, municipal recreation departments, and neighborhood fitness centers.
Enroll in programs for groups or

Stress Reduction Is Blood Pressure Reduction

Stress Reduction Is Blood Pressure Reduction

Could the simple act of resolving a relationship conflict with a close friend or relative actually lower your blood pressure numbers? Research is now saying it absolutely can. Not too many years ago, many doctors and even some medical associations were unconvinced that stress reduction techniques could effectively lower elevated blood

Shield Your Brain from Harmful Free Radicals

The very air we breathe might be adding to our risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a study published online Sept. 5, 2016 in the journal PNAS. The researchers autopsied the brains of 37 older city dwellers and discovered abnormally high concentrations of magnetite, an iron oxide found in

7. Living Brain-Healthy

The Benefits of Activity
We’ve seen how smart dietary choices can help protect your brain against age-related decline. But the truth is that the most important lifestyle changes you make for your brain happen between meals: To maximize your chances of maintaining peak brain power as you age, increase your level

Newsbriefs: Green Neighborhoods, Heart Disease, Hearing Aids

Seniors In Green Neighborhoods Have Lower Risk Of Chronic Diseases
A recent study compared chronic health conditions among a sample of Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older in Miami-Dade County, Florida, in relation to the level of greenness in their neighborhoods. Greenness was determined by NASA satellite imagery. Researchers found that

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