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April 2014 Blog Posts (37)

How Game Night With Your Spouse Could Help Lower Nicotine Cravings



By: Doug Hanson / Rx Wiki

Quitting smoking is not easy and certainly isn’t a game, or is it? Challenging your mind with games might help with the quitting process.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that nicotine may be as addictive as heroin and cocaine and often requires several attempts at quitting before smokers find…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 29, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

7 Signs You May Have A Vitamin D Deficiency

The Huffington Post | by Sarah Klein  

With the Polar Vortex now firmly in our past, we're ready to shed…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Alzheimer's Memory Loss Reversed In Mice

AFP/Relaxnews  

Spanish scientists have for the first time used gene therapy to reverse memory loss in mice with Alzheimer's, an advance that could lead to new drugs to treat the disease, they said Wednesday.

The Autonomous University of Barcelona team injected a gene which causes the production of a protein that is blocked in patients with…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 28, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New Study Proves That Laughter Really Is The Best Medicine

A little laughter can go a long way, a new study reveals.

We all know the mood-boosting benefits of a good laugh, but researchers at California's Loma Linda University set out to find out if humor can deliver more than just comic relief. The study looked…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 24, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

College-Educated Brains Recover Better From Injury

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 24, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors

By Steven Reinberg

(HealthDay News) -- There's not yet enough evidence to support screening all older adults for dementia or a less severe condition called "mild cognitive impairment," according…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 23, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Older Drivers May Be Vulnerable to Just One Drink

By Mary Brophy Marcus

(HealthDay News) -- Even a single glass of wine, bottle of beer or mixed drink…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 23, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Aging and the pursuit of happiness

As human beings, we expend a great deal of time, money, and energy in the pursuit of happiness. From exotic travel to simply spending time with our grandchildren, the things that make us happy change as we age. A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research explores the role of age on the happiness we receive from both the ordinary and the extraordinary experiences in our lives.

"We…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 23, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

After nursing home discharge, many Medicare beneficiaries return to ER

Nursing homes are widely used by Medicare beneficiaries who require rehabilitation after hospital stays. But according to a recent study led by a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, a high percentage of Medicare patients who are…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 23, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

How Exercise Can Help Treat Depression and Improve Your Mental Health

By Anna Papij / lifehack.org

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 6.7% of adults in the US experience major depressive disorder (Reference: National…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 22, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

12 Bedtime Snacks/Drinks That Can Help You Sleep Better

By Katherine Elon / lifehack.org

There is plenty of advice available to cure insomnia. For example, the fruit alphabet is said to promote sleep. While there are plenty of OTC remedies,…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 22, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Top 3 Foods for a Longer Life

By David Zinczenko / Good Morning America…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 22, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

8 Remedies For Spring Allergies

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg   | by  Sara Schwartz

Ahh, Spring! All winter long we anticipate the warmer weather, chirpier birds, and blooming flowers. But for one in four Americans, spring also heralds seasonal allergies, an immune system response that turns sufferers into congested, itchy sneeze machines. Plus, thanks to a precipitation-heavy…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 21, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

FDA Warns of Cancer Risk in Fibroid Procedure

Associated Press

The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a device-assisted procedure for treating growths in the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body.

The agency is discouraging doctors from performing the procedure, which uses an…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 18, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Achoo! 7 Ways to Fight Spring Allergies

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 18, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Boomers Face A Higher Risk Of Alcohol Abuse

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue

By Denise Logeland

Why do you drink?

Is one reason the cancer-fighting antioxidants or heart-healthy properties of your habitual evening glass of …

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 17, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Jr. Sales/Marketing Analyst

The Washington, DC Right at Home office is seeking a full-time Jr. Sales/Marketing Analyst who will report to the Inside Sales Coordinator and will be responsible for creating a positive identity for the company through promotional material and personal visits.



Primary Functions:…



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Added by Right at Home DC on April 17, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

These Ridiculously Simple Morning Hacks Will Help Set You Up For The Day

 | by Catherine Pearson

My morning routine, if you can even call it that, is pretty deranged. I task my early-riser husband with waking…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 17, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Your Brain May Start Slowing Down As Young As Age 24

 | by Emily Thomas

The wheels in your head might start slowing down at about age 24.

That's according to a new study…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 17, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

5 Ways Dwelling On The Negative Affects Your Well-Being

By Guy Winch, Ph.D

Brooding (also known as rumination) is defined by a habitual focus on distressing feelings and the events that caused them. You might replay the time your boss insulted you in a meeting making you feel angry and embarrassed, you might replay the conversation you had with your romantic partner they day they broke up with you and how it broke your heart, or you might replay the argument you…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 17, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

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