In February, we are surrounded by hearts. They’re everywhere—in the grocery store, shopping malls and email inboxes. You may also hear more about heart health, because February is American Heart Month. Taking steps to strengthen your heart yields a bonus—you’ll be protecting your brain as well.
If you’re middle-aged and a night owl, you’re at a much higher risk for diabetes and other health problems than your early-riser friends — even if you’re getting the same amount of sleep as they are.
If you're trying to keep your blood pressure under control, having a daily carton of yogurt or other foods filled with probiotics could help, a new study finds.
After just two years, older people who exercised, socialized and ate a healthy diet improved their memory, focus and other signs of brain health, according to a breakthrough study presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, this week. In another piece of good news, researchers announced at the conference that dementia rates are dropping in the United States - quite possibly because people are getting the message that healthy living can protect brain health.
Older women have a higher risk of stroke than men and should strive to reduce that risk, say the first guidelines aimed specifically at preventing stroke in women.
Ask anyone who's spent time in a hospital: One of the most annoying things is how the nurses wake you during the night to check your vital signs. Wouldn't it be better for our health to let us sleep?
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