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35 year study finds exercise reduces risk of dementia

The study identifies five healthy behaviours as being integral to having the best chance of leading a disease-free lifestyle: taking regular …

Finding ways to detect and treat Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease has long been marked by progress—but not the kind of progress the medical community seeks. It is the most common form of dementia …

Biomarker points to Alzheimer's risk

(Medical Xpress)—A study involving Rochester-area seniors has yielded the first accurate blood test that can predict who is at risk for developing …

Don't Be Afraid to Tackle the Mental Health Issues Associated With Grief

Not long ago I was given a book on grief, one of those self-published books that anyone can write and sell on Amazon. The basic premise being promoted by the author is that grief can "be defeated" if one just has enough faith in whatever spiritual/religious tradition they embrace. If one is …

Mental Health

6 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

This week, two groups of researchers presented a major discovery in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i>: They identified mutations in a single gene …

What Nutritionists Eat When They Go Out to Restaurants

Because, yes, they do eat out from time to time<p>Restaurants get a bad rap on the healthy eating front. Yes, it is easier to control your intake of calories, salt, sugar, fat, and more when you're making what you're putting in your mouth—and one recent study even found that independent restaurants …

Solace With the Solstice

June 21st is the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere; the time of year when the sun is highest and the season of vacations officially begins. It has also been designated "The Longest Day" in a month meant to heighten our awareness of Alzheimer's disease and brain health. It seems strange to …

Alzheimer's Disease

5 New Ways to Spot Skin Cancer

The latest innovations in early detection<p>Odds are you've heard the scary stats: Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., with more cases diagnosed each year than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer <i>combined</i>, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. And before you brush this …

Chronic Poor Sleep May Lead to Lasting Brain Damage

Do without sleep now and make up for it later. It's a pretty common sleep strategy for adults with busy lives and demanding schedules that crowd out sufficient time for sleep on a daily basis. We've seen evidence in recent years that this strategy -- of running up a sleep deficit and attempting to …

5 Surprising Summer Skin Problems And How To Avoid Them

Summer is "officially" almost here, but for many of us the season has already begun with long evenings spent by the lake, backyard barbecues and the welcome sound of an approaching ice cream truck. But with the luxuriously warm days comes something a little less pleasant… summer skin conditions or, …

5 Fruits and Veggies You've Been Eating Wrong

Prepare to have your mind blown.<p>If you're anything like us, you would eat a lot more beets, pomegranates, and kiwis if you could just figure out an easy way to prep them. Luckily, some of our favorite food blogs have come up with pretty ingenious ways to simplify the process. Take a look, then try …

4 Unexpected Benefits of Donating Blood

When’s the last time you stopped to appreciate all the good stuff your blood does for you? Without it, oxygen would never reach your cells and carbon …

Here's Proof Going Outside Makes You Healthier

Summer is here, and we're all for burgers, ocean breezes and an ice cream cone or two. But getting outside is about more than beaches and barbecues. Science shows that spending time in the great outdoors can actually make you healthier. Escaping to the woods, mountains or even your neighborhood …

How Procrastination Is Messing With Your Sleep

Whether you’re a night owl or an early riser, sometimes it can be hard to stick to your bedtime. You know, those times when you <i>mean</i> to go to sleep …

Sip Up, Slim Down: The Right Way to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss

Find out if the green stuff's weight-loss power extends to flavored ice cream, iced tea, and extract<p>Find out if the green stuff's weight-loss power extends to flavored ice cream, iced tea, and extract<p>I'll admit it: I had a mini celebration when I learned green tea has the incredible power to shift …

New Study May Explain Why Stress Can Cause Heart Attacks

Scientists may have identified the connection between chronic stress and heart attacks, according to a new study: white blood cells.<p>“[They] are …

Harvard Medical School

The 5 Phases of How to Quit Sugar for Good

Thinking about entering sugar rehab? Good thought. Here's how to tackle the seemingly impossible task.<p>Suspect you're hooked on the sweet stuff? It's time to restore your brain to its pre-sugar-fiend state. Resetting your palate and eradicating cravings isn't easy, but it is possible. Instead of …

What Sugar Does to Your Body

Here's what happens to your system when you eat something packed with the sweet stuff.<p>The instant something sweet touches your tongue, your taste buds direct-message your brain: <i>deee-lish</i>. Your noggin's reward system ignites, unleashing dopamine. Meanwhile, the sugar you swallowed lands in your …

27 Awesome Easy Lunches To Bring To Work

Deep down, you know the truth: Any lunch you make yourself will taste 17 times better than the slimy chopped salad you'd end up buying. Also, save your money for booze.

How Yoga Can Help You On the Job

A certain kind of yoga may boost your brainpower, according to a new study. Discover the sequence that can help you get ahead.<p>Every time you speak up in front of your boss, your mind zeros in on all the ways you might mess up. Sound familiar? There’s a simple way to keep your cool: Practicing 20 …

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

The MELT Method

• <b>Author:</b> Sue Hitzmann<p>In The MELT Method, therapist Sue Hitzmann offers a breakthrough self-treatment system to combat chronic pain and erase the effects of aging and active living—in as little as ten minutes a day.<p>With a focus on the body's connective tissues and the role they play in pain, stress, …

diy mounted shelving

our living room wall is HUGE. and of course, there’s a big fireplace in the middle so there isn’t room for a large credenza or console. just one cute …

The Best Way to Run

Treadmill, or trail? Finally, expert advice on how to get the most bang for your running buck<p><b>Does running three miles on the treadmill equal running three miles outdoors?</b> -Tiffany, South Pasadena, CA<p>Not quite. "You're much better off hitting the trail or road," says running coach Denise Margulies, …

PhotoShelter Unveils Overhauled ‘Beam’ Portfolio Sites

The leading photography portfolio service PhotoShelter (also known for their sales and marketing tools for photogs) today announced the launch of …

The Magic of Photoshop’s Content Aware Tools (And Practical Examples of How to Use It)

Despite the fanfare over the introduction of content aware tools in Photoshop CS5, its predecessor, CS4 introduced the first real content aware tool …

Tutorials

Small Business News: Stories This Week Not to Miss - Small Business Trends

Another popular social media network adopts hashtags and Vine surpasses Instagram for Twitter uploads. Those are two news stories that are trending …

4 Inspirational Graphic Design Books for Web Designers

From colors and shapes to layout and navigation, design can make or break the online experience. A well-designed Web presence can attract, hold and …