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  • In Our Sights: Sharper Focus on Macular Degeneration Offers New Hope November 20, 2017

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    In the not so distant past, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), characterized by a loss of central vision, was deemed just another unfortunate consequence of growing older. The gradual breakdown of light-sensing retinal tissue that results in a blind spot directly ahead has caused ... Continue Reading

  • How Much Vitamin D Do We Really Need? November 20, 2017

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    In the multi-lettered world of vitamins and minerals, why did Vitamin D move to the top of the list…and should it be there? Following is a look at the paradox of the “sunshine vitamin,” critical to the body’s healthy function in numerous ways, ... Continue Reading

  • Thinking on Your Feet: The Latest on Warning Signs from Below November 20, 2017

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    Every step you take is a physiological marvel, made possible by the 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 ligaments of the foot working together to ensure maximum movement. The intricate sequence begins as your heel hits the ground, and ends with a ... Continue Reading

  • The Healthy Aging Brain…a Continuing Series November 20, 2017

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    While exercise has an undisputed key role in maintaining brain health throughout our lives, promising new research points to a number of other factors that can spell the difference between thriving or just surviving the senior years. We checked in ... Continue Reading

  • MIND Your Diet November 20, 2017

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    Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. – Hippocrates
    Food’s healing properties is a concept that stems back to the earliest days of medicine, but has taken on new significance as a natural way to ... Continue Reading

  • Unlocking the Genetic Code: Spotlighting Pharmacogenomics November 20, 2017

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    This is the first in a series exploring some of the most promising advances inspired by the Human Genome project. From the burgeoning field of pharmacogenomics to consumer genetic testing such as 23 and Me, the time from discovery ... Continue Reading

  • Forget Me Not: Normal Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment or Dementia? November 20, 2017

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    We’ve all had the experience of frantically searching for car keys in the morning or walking purposefully into another room only to forget why we were going there, and as we age, it seems to occur with increasing ... Continue Reading

  • Sweet Surrender: Is Sugar Off the Table for Healthy Eaters? November 20, 2017

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    As we become more aware of what comprises healthy eating, sugar is increasingly viewed with a wary eye. Evidence is mounting that a sugar-filled diet – and the resulting weight gain – can lead to increased cholesterol, blood ... Continue Reading

  • Hepatitis C Testing Recommended for All Baby Boomers November 20, 2017

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    It’s called ‘the forgotten virus,’ but after a sustained advertising campaign and years of strong recommendations for testing by the Centers for Disease Control it’s almost certain that the liver-damaging Hepatitis C will be remembered…and for good reason. All people born between 1945 and ... Continue Reading

  • Stressed Out? A Guide to Signs, Symptoms November 20, 2017

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    “I think that you will all agree that we are living in most interesting times. I never remember myself a time in which our history was so full, in which day by day brought us new objects of interest, ... Continue Reading