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High Stress Drives Up Your Risk Of A Heart Attack. Here's How To Chill Out

Posted on April 23, 2019 - Work Stress. Home Stress. Financial Stress. The toll of chronic stress isn't limited to emotional suffering. High stress can set the stage for heart disease. In fact, research shows that those of us who perceive a lot of stress in our lives are at higher risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems over the long term.

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Egg Safety for Easter and Year-Round

Posted on April 18, 2019 - Easter eggs have been a tradition for a long time. But when it comes to the health benefits of eggs, research teams have been throwing eggs at one another’s studies for some time! Perhaps you’ve been following the ongoing debate?

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Compression-only CPR increases survival of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Posted on April 16, 2019 - A Swedish review of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest data shows rates of bystander CPR nearly doubled; compression-only (or Hands-Only CPR) increased six-fold over an 18 year period; and the chance of survival was doubled for any form of CPR compared with no CPR, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

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Seniors and Their Furry, Feathered and Finned Companions

Posted on April 11, 2019 - April 11 is National Pet Day The U.S. Census Bureau says that 68 percent of U.S. households today have a pet, and pets are a $15 billion industry. Most of us love being around animals—and many research studies show that owning a pet beneficial for seniors. Find out some of the ways pets improve the well-being of older adults:

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Study finds a lack of adequate hydration among the elderly

Posted on April 9, 2019 - Drinking enough water is a concern for everyone, but the elderly are particularly prone to underhydration and dehydration. A new UCLA School of Nursing study shows that these conditions are likely to be under-recognized, bringing on health problems ranging from urinary tract infections to frequent falls.

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