Slideshow shadow
For Women: Tips to Prevent Heart Disease

For Women: Tips to Prevent Heart Disease

More women die from heart disease than from any other cause—a staggering one in four American women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The risk of heart disease increases with age and with conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. However, younger women can also develop heart disease. Heart disease can lead
...read more

Resistance Training Reduces Risk of Diabetes

Resistance Training Reduces Risk of Diabetes

A recent study shows that resistance training can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Resistance training is any exercise intended to increase muscle strength, mass, and endurance.   The study included adults between the ages of 50-69, each of whom were screened for prediabetes. The participants completed a supervised resistance training program twice per
...read more

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
...read more

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
...read more

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
...read more