While there is a genetic component to Alzheimer ’s disease, only about 3% of cases are tied to genetics. Additionally, contrary to what many people think, the kind of neurological degeneration associated with Alzheimer’s isn’t a normal part of the aging process. This article explores some of the other potential causes of the disease. “Alzheimer’s…

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Sometimes, the most important thing you can do to make your life happier is to commit to being happier. That may sound simplistic but in truth, being happy shouldn’t be hard. This doesn’t mean that there isn’t work to be done or that the work required to be happy isn’t hard. But if you are…

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A new benefit being offered by many companies is a health and wellness program that seeks to help employees improve their overall health and wellbeing. If your company is considering implementing this kind of program, it is important to get buy-in at all levels. Basing the program on specific objectives and setting goals to help…

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Red wine and chocolate contain a substance called reservatrol that was previously believed to help reduce the risk of both heart disease and cancer and provide anti-aging benefits. But new research indicates that reservatrol may not be the miracle substance that allows people to eat a diet high in fat and cholesterol without any consequences.…

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Cholesterol is a problem for millions of Americans and controlling cholesterol is important to long term cardiovascular health. It is important for those with high cholesterol to understand what cholesterol does, what causes high cholesterol, and what steps they can take to control their cholesterol. “Introduction Cholesterol is one of the most familiar medical words…

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High cholesterol is a big problem for millions of Americans but by employing the right strategies, cholesterol can be lowered and the risk for serious health problems including heart attacks and strokes can be decreased. The key is to know which strategies are the right strategies for you. “Here’s a rundown of what’s good and…

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Cholesterol might seem like our enemy but the truth is we actually need it to survive. The problem with cholesterol is when the amount that is present in our blood exceeds the amount we need for good health. When the level gets too high, it can cause problems and increase the risk of heart attack…

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New research indicates that seeing cute pictures of friends we think are more attractive, skinnier, or who look better than us is much more damaging than seeing pictures of unattainably beautiful models and actresses, even if the latter are more “perfect” than our friends.  The reason?  We know our friends and they occupy the same…

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If you have been using soap to wash your face all these years, you may have been doing it wrong.  At least that is what believers in OCM face care believe.  According to these folks, the best way to care for skin is by using the oil cleansing method (OCM) especially if you have acne.…

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