From the monthly archives:

April 2014

There are now two suspected ways that Type 2 Diabetes contributes to problems like dementia. The first has been known about for a while: Type 2 Diabetes causes blood vessels to constrict. This used to be the only known reason for the increased risk of dementia for people with Type 2 Diabetes (there is also […]

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Night Owl? Early Bird? Science has found that you were born that way. Every cell in your body is regulated by genetics, and works in sync to make you crave sleep either early, or late. As a teenager, most people slip into being late to bed and late to rise. And as people start to […]

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People who had a bit of wine each day were almost a third less likely to have kidney problems—and even those who already had chronic kidney disease saw a similar improvement in their risk for a related cardiovascular event. For whatever reason (the study didn’t establish causation, just correlation) wine reduced protein in urine—a marker […]

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When it comes to heart health, it’s always good to stick to the basics: eat right, sleep well, and exercise often. But there’s more you should know! Follow these heart health tips to make sure your ticker’s working right at every age: 1) Trust your gut. Most doctors won’t do much if you have concerns […]

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There’s a strong correlation between daytime napping and a higher risk of death in people aged 40-65… And contrary to what you might assume, the younger nappers are at a higher risk! While the cause and effect wasn’t found, researchers suspect that napping isn’t the cause, but more likely a symptom of an underlying, undiagnosed […]

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