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May 2014 Blog Posts (31)

9 Facts About Aging That Will Actually Get You Excited About Growing Older

 | By Shelley Emling

Aging brings turkey necks, "senior…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 29, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

4 Life Lessons Every Grandparent Should Teach Their Grandkids

By Jennifer Kelly Geddes / grandparents.com

Setting a good example for your grandchildren may seem like a no-brainer, but grandparents are uniquely positioned to teach some real life skills. 

“Often…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 27, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

6 Important Health Insurance Terms, Explained

By Christina Couch / grandparents.com

Everyone needs health insurance, but few understand how it really works. A survey published in 2008 by the Department of Health and Human Services found that more than one-third of Americans ranked…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 27, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

U.S. Obesity Rate Reaches New High

By Megan Gannon, LiveScience

The obesity epidemic is showing no signs of retreat in the United States.

As of this week, the nation's obesity rate for 2014 stands at 27.7 percent, according to new Gallup data. That's up from the 2013 rate of 27.1 percent, which was the highest…

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

5 Signs You Should Be Eating More Carbs

The Huffington Post | by Sarah Klein

It's unfortunate how we treat the poor carbohydrate. Mistakenly associated with weight gain and empty calories, carbs are actually an essential part…

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

Old Age Doesn't Start Until 80, Study Finds

 | by Shelley Emling

Not too long ago a study revealed that most people define old age as 68. What a difference a few years make. This week …

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What Your Dreams Can Reveal About Your Health

 | by  Beth Levine

Your plane is going down; someone is stalking you but you can’t make your legs move; your house is on fire and there’s no way out. GAAAAAHHH! Nightmares are often the result of normal things like garden-variety stress — or they could be a signal of a physical health issue.…

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Is The Loss Of Smell An Early Sign Of Alzheimer's Disease?

PA/The Huffington Post UK

While it has been widely believed that a loss of smell can be an early indicator of Alzheimer's disease, there hasn't been…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 22, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Losing Weight At Any Age Reaps Long-Term Health Benefits

 | by Shelley Emling  

It's no myth that weight loss…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 21, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

7 Ways To Stop Procrastinating

  

  By Gail Saltz, M.D.

Choices are never easy, especially when it comes to life's big ones. Phoebe, 39, came to see me one day, distraught after…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 21, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Sleep Apnea Linked To Hearing Loss In New Study

Huffington Post

People with sleep apnea may have a higher risk of hearing loss, according to a new study.

The research, which was presented at the American…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 21, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Dogs Sniff Out Prostate Cancer

By Maggie Fox/NBC News…

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Older Migraine Sufferers May Have More 'Silent Strokes'

 | by Sarah Klein 

A history of migraine headaches may increase a person's risk of silent brain injury, according to new research.

Researchers studied a…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 19, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment Shows Promise In Early Trial

 | by Amanda L. Chan  …
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8 Surprising Ways To Lower Your Diabetes Risk

 | by  Sheryl Kraft

The most common form of diabetes, Type 2 (once called adult-onset or non-insulin-dependent diabetes), affects 90-95 percent of the 26 million Americans with diabetes. But a diabetes diagnosis isn't inevitable, according to Gayl J. Canfield, PhD, RD, Director of Nutrition Research at Pritikin…

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Gluten-Free Diet May Reduce Type 1 Diabetes Risk

By: Rachael Rettner

Exposure to a gluten-free diet prenatally or very early in life — in the womb or through a mother's milk — may reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes, at least in mice, a new study suggests.

In the study, researchers used a type of mouse that is prone to developing …

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 15, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

6 Wise And Funny Lessons On Aging -- From Animals

 | by  Jill Yanish

Aging gracefully can present challenges. Human role models, like, say, Betty White or George Clooney, can show us how it's done. The animal realm can, too. Just for fun, we pulled these six examples of animal inspiration. Enjoy!

1. Tortoises — Take life slow and enjoy the…

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10 Foods You Should Never Keep In The Fridge

 | by Alison Spiegel  

When it comes to…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 13, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Singular Gene Could Increase Brain Power And Fight Off Dementia

By Yagana Shah/Huffington Post

The key to fighting off aging and cognitive decline doesn't necessarily come in a pill or a bottle. Instead, researchers…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 13, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

5 Ways We Wish We Were Like Our Boomer Parents

By Yagana Shah/Huffington Post

Regardless of which generation we belong to, at some point we've all rolled our eyes at our parents when they dish out unsolicited advice or state their dated views. We've even questioned their competence given their…

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