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April 2013 Blog Posts (37)

Caffeinated gum raises buzz about health effects

Wrigley introduced its new Alert Energy Caffeine Gum Monday. Each piece contains 40 milligrams of caffeine, about the same as half a cup of coffee.

By JoNel Aleccia, Senior Writer, NBC News

A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 30, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Diabetes team finds new hormone that could transform care

By Maggie Fox, Senior Writer,NBC News

Researchers trying to find a cure for diabetes said Thursday they had discovered a new hormone, previously unknown to medicine, that makes the very cells destroyed by the disease. It has…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 30, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Facebook Activity Is Reflection Of U.S. Obesity Rates, Study Finds

Facebook Obesity

Huffington Post

What we post on Facebook may be an "exaggerated" look at our social lives, but according to a new study, the social media website could actually provide a pretty accurate reflection of obesity rates around the country. …

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 26, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Long-term care in aging US: Not for me, poll says

By Lauran Neergaard and Jennifer Agiesta | Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — We're in denial: Americans…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 25, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Heart failure set to spike in US, Heart Association says

By Maggie Fox, Senior Writer, NBC News

Cases of heart failure – a chronic and expensive condition – are set to spike 46 percent by 2030, the American Heart Association projected on Wednesday.

As Americans get older, and more of us develop various heart conditions, the number of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 25, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Healthy aging and longevity: What is the secret?

Healthy aging is a popular topic, especially for those of us who are members of the Baby Boomer generation.

Washington Times by Laurie Edwards-Tate 

Healthy aging is a popular topic, especially for those of us who are members of the Baby Boomer generation, as well as for those who are already senior…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 25, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Short Sale 101

I hope you understand that Short Sales can be a great way for homeowners to possibly get out of situations where they are upside down on their property and possibly a way to avoid foreclosure.  Click here to …

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Added by Short Sale Guru on April 23, 2013 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Yes, You Can Take Your Senior Loved One on a Trip

Family caregivers often feel they can’t take their elderly loved one on vacation, but with proper planning, trips with…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 23, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Caregiver Open House - Aug 15th, 20th & 22nd 2013



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Home Health Aides (DC License)…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 23, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sounds Synced With Brain Waves Could Help Enhance Memory During Sleep, Study Suggests

Sounds Memory Sleep

The Huffington Post

Playing sounds with certain rhythms could enhance memory during sleep, new research suggests.

A small study published in the journal Neuron shows that when sounds are played…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 22, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Risk of death from lung cancer rises in women smokers

By Rachael Rettner

MyHealthNewsDaily

Female smokers are more likely to die from lung cancer now than a few decades ago, a new study says.

In the 1960s, female smokers were 2.7 times more…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 19, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Mindfulness-Based Therapies May Help Ease Stress Of Cancer Treatment

Mindfulness Cancer

The Huffington Post  |  By Carolyn Gregoire

The word "cancer" alone can trigger a stress response, and for those undergoing cancer treatment, the experience can easily be the most stressful they ever endure. After all, research has shown that roughly half of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 19, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

5 Things You Don't Know About Your Brain

photo courtesy of TEDMED

The Huffington Post  |  By Laura Schocker

Earlier this month, President Obama announced a proposal to fully map the…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 19, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Breast Cancer Survival Predicted By Computer Model

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Senior Writer 



A new computer model may help researchers better predict how long breast cancer patients will live, a new study…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 18, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Buyers of Long-Term Care Insurance Prefer Home Care



By Ann Carrns / nytimes.com



Long-term care insurance, which can help cover the cost of extended care if you’re unable to care for yourself, is…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 18, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Beet Juice Could Help Lower Blood Pressure, Study Shows

Beet Juice Blood Pressure

By Johannah Sakimura / The Huffington Post

A glass of beet juice a day may not keep the cardiologist away, but it could give your heart a solid boost. People with high blood pressure who drank a cup of the earthy purple brew lowered their blood pressure for up to 24 hours,…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 17, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Memory Improves With Sleep, Research Shows

By Christie Nicholson

Want to remember something? Sleep on it.

A recent study finds that the more we value a piece of information the more likely we’ll review it during our sleep. And because we do that, we’ll tend to remember it.

Participants…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 17, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Are On The Rise, Report Says

The Huffington Post  |  By Rachel Tepper 

A new analysis of data collected by federal scientists suggests that a shockingly-high percentage of meat sold in U.S. supermarkets is …

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 17, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Memory Research: New Study Finds Drugs, Herbal Supplements Do Not Prevent Cognitive Decline

Memory Research

The Huffington Post  |  By Rebecca Klein 

Bad news for adults hoping to prevent mild cognitive decline: a recent review of published research has found that drugs, herbal products or vitamin supplements do not help block the…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 16, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Can human genes be patented? Supreme Court weighs genetic test

Stelios Varias / Reuters file photo

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington

By Pete Williams, Justice Correspondent, NBC…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 15, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

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