From the monthly archives:

May 2014

Science is starting to get really cool. We already have 3D printed organs in the pipeline, but a new technology may allow your body to rebuild itself—low frequency lasers. The journal Science Translational Medicine has published a study where scientists successfully triggered the growth of dentin in rodents. Dentin is the substance inside teeth. Lasers […]

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There’s dozens and dozens of studies talking about how important exercise is, especially as we age. Here’s another one to consider: maintaining regular moderate exercise (especially as you hit your 70s and 80s) will help you to keep independence longer, and is associated with a better quality of life. It doesn’t take sweats and a […]

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Since the early 2000s, we’ve known that hormone therapy to treat menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats carries some big risks, including an increased risk for breast cancer and heart disease. Even so, doctors have still continued to push hormone therapy as the most effective option. But is it? Studies have actually found […]

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Sleeping pills cause a fake sleep—you may go down without tossing and turning, and stay there until morning, but the next day you’ll be drowsy, unable to drive safely, and that’s if you didn’t get into trouble sleepwalking during the night. True sleep refreshes the brain. Your brain and body go through a number of […]

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Happy Memorial Day! The pools are open now, and chances are you’re celebrating a summer cook-off with a barbecue. So here’s how to have a healthier day: -Keep track of food recalls. There’s already been a ground beef recall, so be sure to check what you’ve got before through burgers on the grill. Fruit is […]

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