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Retirement is Good for your Health

Retirement is Good for your Health

A recent study of over 27,000 adults, age 45 and up, shows that retirement can improve your health. Researchers examined data on the lifestyle behaviors of the participants over a three-year study period. During this time, 11% of the group retired. Results show that retirement is associated with positive lifestyle changes. Compared to the participants
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Many Retirees Using Medications Inappropriately

Many Retirees Using Medications Inappropriately

New research finds that the majority of retirees are under using (67%) or misusing (56%) prescription medications, or both. Only 17% were not affected by any kind of underuse or misuse. Furthermore, study authors say that each medication that is underused is associated with a 39% increase in risk of death and a 26% increase
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Migraines Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke in Women

Migraines Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke in Women

New research finds that women who suffer from migraine headaches have a 50% increased risk of heart attack, stroke or open heart surgery compared to women who do not have migraines. Specifically, the risk of heart attack is 39% higher, stroke is 62% higher, and heart surgery is 73% higher. These associations remained even after
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The Benefits of the Great Outdoors

The Benefits of the Great Outdoors

Spending time outside can be valuable, especially as we age. Not only can the sunshine and the wonderful sounds of nature boost our mood, it also benefits both mind and body. Here’s how:   Improves brain function – Various studies have shown a wide variety of brain health benefits of the great outdoors including improved
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The Benefits of Lemon Water

The Benefits of Lemon Water

We all know the importance of drinking water for our health, but did you know occasionally adding a splash of lemon to your glass of water provides these health benefits?   Aids digestion – As we age, the acid in our stomach that aids in digestion declines. The acid from the lemons can supplement our
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