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The Stanford Center on Longevity announces its 2017-18 Design Challenge theme of “Promoting Lifelong Healthy Habits Through Design.” Students from across the globe in any discipline are invited to develop and submit ideas that create and support healthy habits -- including financial, physical, and social behaviors -- which are shown to improve quality of life.
The CDC projects that the expected 2030 population would result in an estimated 48.8 million falls and 11.9 million fall injuries unless effective interventions are used nationally.
Blood clots can be lifesavers when it comes to healing a wound. But if a clot forms in a vein deep within the body, that’s a different story. Known as a venous thromboembolism, or VTE, this type of clot can cause pain, swelling, and redness in an affected limb, and can even be deadly.
OK, you’re getting older and you’re beginning to dislike your nose. Well, you’re not alone. More than a half million people seek consultation to change or enhance something about their nose each year. But in all likelihood, there’s still quite a lot you don’t know about this uber-popular facial plastic surgery procedure.
Older Adults have increased vulnerability to foodborne illness for several reasons: They typically have decreased stomach acid (the body’s natural defense from foodborne bacteria) or they may have a weakened immune system from an underlying illness such as diabetes, kidney disease or from undergoing cancer treatment.
Based on rising concerns over safety and cardiovascular risks, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is calling for clinical trials to examine safety and efficacy of testosterone supplements used to combat age-related low testosterone in men, often known as “age-related hypogonadism.”
The Low Vision Focus program is a series of 10 free audio lesson topics designed to help those living with low vision maintain their independence by sharing practical ways to address daily living skills.
Now 70-years old, Dr. Robert Drapkin knows a thing or two about healthy lifestyles. He started training as a body builder when he was in his fifties. He has been a competitive body builder for the past 17 years, and has won many titles and contests. He is now in training for a national event being held this July. So, when he preaches to doctors about concentrating on helping their patients prevent disease rather than treating symptoms, he speaks from the pulpit of experience.
About 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year. Be sure to know the signs and symptoms of stroke, so you can be prepared to take quick action and perhaps save a life.
Some supplements contain such small amounts of active ingredients they should be called placebo’s ... Others contain nutrients that are difficult for our bodies to digest. There are supplements that contain genetically modified organisms -- a.k.a., GMO’s -- titanium dioxide, artificial colors and other benign sounding ingredients including magnesium stearate.
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