Health & Wellness

Game-Changer: Researchers Confirm Online Tool Can Jumpstart Heart-Healthy Habits
, Electronic Health (e-Health), Health & Wellness

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and in Europe cardiovascular disease accounted for up to 47 percent of deaths…

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Which Dairy Products Can Decrease Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?
, Diet & Nutrition, Health & Wellness

Recent research in nutrition suggests that, when examining the potential health risks and benefits of food, researchers look beyond the major food groups such as…

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Can Music, Dance, and Other Arts Programs Enhance Healthy Aging?
, Creativity and Aging, Health & Wellness, Physical activity

Although participation in the arts has long been suggested as a beneficial activity for older adults, only recently has there been much formal study of…

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Is Tai Chi Better for Brain Health Than “Western” Exercises?
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness

Physical exercise has been identified as one of the most effective things an adult can do to reduce risk of cognitive decline, and has been…

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When Does an Older Adult’s Minor Injury Predict Functional Decline?
, Aging at Home, Health & Wellness

For older adults, the potential for decline in the ability to carry out daily tasks after even minor injuries is a concern. Knowing what might…

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Poor Diet, High Risk: Metabolic Syndrome & Dietary Choices
, Diet & Nutrition, Health & Wellness

Metabolic syndrome involves the presence of multiple metabolic risk factors for both cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Metabolic syndrome strongly increases with age and…

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Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Associated with Greater Risk of Uterine Cancer in Postmenopausal Women
, Health & Wellness

Evidence is emerging that sugar-sweetened beverages may have uniquely detrimental effects on health, even compared to other sources of sugar. Previous research shows the impact…

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Nut Consumption Associated with Decreased Risk of Death
, Health & Wellness

Nut consumption has previously been associated with a reduced risk of a number of major chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes,…

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Reduction in Stroke Deaths Associated with Greater Attention to High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol & Diabetes
, Health & Wellness

Since the early twentieth century, there has been a decline in stroke mortality in the United States, and recently this decline has become even stronger.…

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Not Recognizing Slow-onset Heart Attacks Leads to Dangerous Delays in Seeking Medical Treatment
, Health & Wellness

Prompt medical care is necessary for the effective treatment of heart attacks, as well as best possible health outcomes and the least risk of mortality.…

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Ways to Preserve Mobility for Obese Older Adults
, Health & Wellness

Obesity’s impact on the body often threatens mobility. This impact is compounded when aspects of the aging process also threaten an obese individual’s mobility and…

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Physical & Cognitive Functioning Improving for Individuals in Their 90s
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness

A recent study in Denmark compares the cognitive and physical functioning at age 95 of 1,584 individuals born in 1915 to the earlier performance of…

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