Wed Jan 24 2018

Category: Lifestyle

Getting Less Sleep May Be Linked to an Increased Cancer Risk

Posted in Cancer, Exercise / Fitness, Lifestyle, Research, Sleep

Exercise may be one of the best defenses against cancer.  We have seen this in multiple studies.  What about the role of sleep?  Among those under 65, sleeping less than 7 hours per night was associated with an increased risk of cancer, even among those who were physically active.  The researchers suggest that sleep duration [&hellip

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Wearing Seatbelts Saves Lives

Posted in Accidental Injuries, Head / Neck, Lifestyle

Seatbelts are a very important part of safety.  Most people wear them now, but if you don't, you are putting yourself at risk.  Seatbelts have been known to save lives.  When we see people flying through windshields and see the results of that trauma, it's often because they don't have those seatbelts on.  Head trauma [&hellip

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Emotional Decisions Trigger Certain Areas in the Brain

Posted in Brain / Memory, Lifestyle, Mental Health

Emotional decisions are very difficult to make and they often take a great deal of energy.  According to a report in the journal Science, the brain handles these decisions quite efficiently.  There are specific emotional processing areas of the brain which are triggered when a person faces decisions like this.  Here's how they studied the [&hellip

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Health Concerns Associated with Going Barefoot

Posted in Ache / Pain, Lifestyle

I know in the summer, you spend a lot of time in flip flops or you go barefoot.  That's actually a problem because it is good to get your feet out of the shoes, but once it gets past a few hours, there's little support and that can lead to plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, and podiatrists [&hellip

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Limiting Children’s Media Time

Posted in Brain / Memory, Lifestyle, Pediatrics, Technology, Teen Health

Limiting children's access to the computer and television many improve their health.  This is the latest report from experts reporting in the Journal of the American Medical Association.   The key word here is limit, not eliminating.  Of course, the media has changed a great deal in the last 15 years and it includes TV, the [&hellip

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Research on Brainwave Patterns in Harmonizing Musicians

Posted in Brain / Memory, Lifestyle

This is a study for music lovers.  I must admit, the research is fascinating.  Scientists reporting in the journal BMC Neuroscience have found that when musicians harmonize, they actually have similar brain patterns.  The researchers looked at electrical activity in the brains of eight pairs of guitarists as they played.  The scientists discovered brainwave similarities [&hellip

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Stress Can Take a Toll on Your Health

Posted in Ache / Pain, Anxiety / Depression / Stress, Lifestyle

There are many causes of stress out there.  Today, primarily it's the job market and the economic battles people face every day.  Of course, these pressures could also impact marriage.  If you're in one of those marriages where you can't get through the day without fighting with your spouse, continued research by Ohio State researchers [&hellip

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The Added Pressures of Summertime

Posted in Anxiety / Depression / Stress, Lifestyle

The summertime is clearly a time of renewal and optimism.  That is a great thing, but more and more it's becoming a time of increased pressure for just about everyone.  Think about it.  Graduation season.  The prom season has just ended.  For many, it is wedding season.  The kids are involved in all sorts of [&hellip

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Trendy vs. Tried and True Health Ideas

Posted in Diet / Weight Loss, Exercise / Fitness, Lifestyle

There are trendy health ideas out there.  Certainly, they gain a lot of attention, but what you need to do is look at tried and true health ideas; the ones that have stood the test of time.   It is these ideas that definitely really help you out when you're trying to worry about different [&hellip

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Obesity and Increased Risk of Diabetes

Posted in Diabetes / Blood Sugar, Diet / Weight Loss, Exercise / Fitness, Lifestyle

There is no doubt diabetes is becoming a serious health problem in this country and one of the reasons is the growing number of people who are obese.  Obesity and weight problems lead to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.  One of the things that I think is most important when you think about [&hellip

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