Longevity

Do You Have Hypertension?

As women age and move into menopause, hypertension or high blood pressure can be a significant danger to their health. Unfortunately many women are unaware that they even have hypertension as often times, there are no symptoms. This common yet unrecognized condition can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and premature…
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Food Origins and Your Health

The true and natural origins of the food we eat today began to evolve several million years ago in Africa and developed over the millennia until about 300 thousand years ago when Neanderthals began colonization in Europe. The Neanderthals became extinct about 40,000 years ago but not before mixing culture…
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Guarding Against Sun Damage

As the days grow longer and warmer, many of us look forward to spending more time outdoors. Whether it’s relaxing at the beach or doing outdoor chores, guarding against the damage caused by the sun is important. When I was growing up, sunscreen was hardly ever used and was often…
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Know Your Risks

The Oxford English Dictionary defines “risks” as a situation involving exposure to danger or the “possibility that something unwelcome or unpleasant will happen.” Knowing your risks is important when considering what can be done to stay healthy, live longer, and have a good quality of life. Let’s start with the…
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Taking NSAIDs

NSAIDs refers to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and they come to us in pill form, topical creams, plants, and fruits. Aspirin, the first known and the first commercially produced NSAID in history, has benefitted mankind worldwide for more than 100 years. About 15 billion aspirin tablets are taken each year in…
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Atrial Fibrillation or A-Fib

A-Fib is the most common heart arrhythmia, affecting one in nine people over the age of 65 or somewhere between four and six million Americans. Men are more commonly affected up to age 65, and then the incidence in women dominates because they outlive men by about four to five…
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