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January 2012 Blog Posts (86)

Potential New Therapies For People With Declining Sense Of Smell

via Medical News Today

University of California, Berkeley, neuroscientists have discovered a genetic trigger that makes the nose renew its smell sensors, providing hope for new therapies for people who have lost their sense of smell due to trauma or old age. 

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 31, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Don't Slip On Icy Surfaces This Winter

Written by Grace Rattue 

Copyright: Medical News Today via Medical News Today

Each year around 1 million individuals fall - with winter officially here, take precautions in order to…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 31, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

First Coast Housing Market: The Good and the Bad

First Coast Housing Market: The Good and the Bad

By: Alex Ferrera's 

There are so many elements that everyone looks at to answer the basic question “Is the economy turning back around yet?”

There’s unemployment, of course. Consumer spending.…

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Will a Vacation Home Work as a Retirement Home Later?

Will a Vacation Home Work as a Retirement Home Later?

Source: Zillow

It sounds like a dream situation: Buy an…

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Swimming Lowered Blood Pressure In Non-Active Persons Over 50s

via Medical News Today

Older adults who don't do much exercise, and whose blood pressure is getting to the point where they may need treatment, should perhaps consider swimming as a way to help bring it back down, at least that is what a small US study of sedentary over-50-years-old might suggest.…

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Going To Physician Visits With Older Loved Ones Could Improve Care

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/240712.php

Family companions who routinely accompany older adults to physician office visits could be helpful to health care quality improvement efforts, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The authors found that three-quarters of older adults who attend physician visits with a family…

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Allergic to cold? It's a real condition, experts say

By Kim Painter, Special for USA TODAY via USA Today…

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Condo buyers frustrated in hunt for FHA mortgages

Condo buyers frustrated in hunt for FHA mortgages

By: Mary Ellen Podmolik

Buying a condominium is getting trickier for anyone who wants to put down only 3.5 percent and have the government insure their mortgage.

The issue isn't just the borrower's financial wherewithal. It's…

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How Muscle Growth Is Triggered By Exercise

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/239887.php

We take it for granted, but the fact that our muscles grow when we work them makes them rather unique. Now, researchers have identified a key ingredient needed for that bulking up to take place. A factor produced in working muscle fibers apparently tells surrounding muscle stem cell "higher ups" that it's time to multiply and join in, according to a study…

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Maturing commercial real estate loans causing a scramble

Maturing commercial real estate loans causing a scramble

By: Julie Satow

Borrowers and lenders are starting to grapple with billions of dollars in commercial real estate loans made during the boom year of 2007 that are coming due this year…

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Stem cells offer first glimpse of blindness treatment

Written by
Dan Vergano, USA TODAY 

http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20120124/NEWS01/120124010/HEALTH-Stem-cells-offer-first-glimpse-blindness-treatment

In the first published results of a therapy using human embryonic stem cells, the controversial treatment…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 27, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Why Don't We Remember Being Babies?

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Older drivers make mistakes, even when healthy

By Amanda Chan
updated 5/17/2011 2:26:44 PM ET msnbc.msn.com…
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Commercial real estate market as busy as ever

Commercial real estate market as busy as ever

By: David Parker 



Talk to almost anyone in our commercial real estate industry and they will tell you they are as busy as ever, some achieving record volumes last year and…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on January 27, 2012 at 8:01am — No Comments

Real Estate Watch: Fight property tax bill with these tips

Real Estate Watch: Fight property tax bill with these tips

By: Marcie Geffner 

Declining house values create great opportunities for homeowners to contest their property tax bills and potentially save big money.

Each jurisdiction has its own…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on January 27, 2012 at 7:44am — No Comments

Foreclosures continue to flood local housing market

Foreclosures continue to flood local housing market

By: Darci Marchese

Foreclosures may not own the housing market, but they do continue to flood it.

According to Realty Trac, 20 percent of all homes sold nationwide in the third quarter of 2011 were foreclosures.…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on January 27, 2012 at 7:36am — No Comments

No joke! Your laugh lines may reveal bone health

Women in their 40s, 50s with deep wrinkles have lower bone density, study finds

updated 6/6/2011 9:17:41 AM ET via msnbc.msn.com

Your laugh lines may…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 26, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

1 in 5 gave up real estate license

1 in 5 gave up real estate license

By: Jeff Collins 

California has 21% fewer people holding a real estate license than it did five years ago when the tally peaked at just under 550,000 licensees, state figures show.

That's equivalent to one…

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Added by Short Sale Guru on January 26, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments

How to divorce your mortgage

How to divorce your mortgage

By: Marcie Geffner 

A house is often a major point a contention when a married couple decides to divorce. But whereas spouses once fought mainly over who would own the house (the name on…

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