Anti-Aging

  1. What Are Eye Floaters? Should You Be Worried?

    What Are Eye Floaters? Should You Be Worried?
    Many people take clear vision for granted until they develop eye floaters, little specks or "cobwebs" that float around in eye fluid.  When the eyes stop moving, floaters dart or drift outside of the field of vision.  Because they are generally not considered serious, floaters usually require no treatment, but in certain situations, they can be indicative of a more...
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  2. How Age-Related Night Vision Problems Affect Driving

    How Age-Related Night Vision Problems Affect Driving
    People in their 50s, 60s, and 70s are more active than ever, which means record numbers of seniors are taking to the roadways.  While maintaining an active lifestyle in later years is definitely a good thing, vision changes that come with aging can impair driving, especially at night.  Statistics show that diminished night vision can be a serious hazard when...
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  3. Essential Fatty Acids: Benefits and Sources

    Essential Fatty Acids: Benefits and Sources
    With an enthusiasm for better health on the rise in America, many people are making quality nutrition a top priority.  Essential fatty acids (EFAs) play a key role.  They are called "essential" because they are not made naturally by the body, but must be obtained through food or supplements.  Learning more about these important nutrients can help to ensure a...
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  4. Could You Be Vitamin Deficient?

    Could You Be Vitamin Deficient?
    You may be surprised to know that even if you eat a healthy diet, you might be deficient in certain vitamins and nutrients. There are several reasons why. First, conventional agriculture has depleted our soil of nutrients, and therefore so is the food that’s grown in it. Selenium is a good example of a mineral that is no longer found...
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  5. Keeping Your Memory Sharp

    Keeping Your Memory Sharp
    Do you ever walk into a room and forget what you went in there for? Or perhaps I should ask how many times a day? Researchers say that as you approach your 50s, it’s normal to notice that your memory isn’t as sharp. But having a significant memory problem isn’t normal—it could be a sign of dementia. The good news...
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  6. Who Gets Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

    Who Gets Age-Related Macular Degeneration?
    Loss of visual acuity is normal as we age. The most common cause of vision loss is in this country is due to age-related macular degeneration or AMD and there is no known cure. Knowing who is at the highest risk for developing age-related macular degeneration can help you determine your risk factors and take steps to delay or possibly...
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  7. Night Vision and Driving

    Night Vision and Driving
      Just how safe are drivers who suffer with night vision problems? Let’s take a closer look. Vision and Reaction Times There are many variables involved.  What complicates the topic of older drivers and safety is that, not too surprisingly, older drivers are not the same. Health and reflex time varies considerably between drivers within any age group. So there...
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  8. Where Do Omega-3 Fatty Acids Come From?

    Where Do Omega-3 Fatty Acids Come From?
    According to studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, omega-3 fatty acids are among the most important nutrients we need for a healthy body and sharp mind. Not only do omega-3s lower the risk of heart disease and stroke, they also regulate cholesterol triglyceride levels, ease joint pain and support brain health. Let’s look at where these essential...
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  9. What Can Cause Short Term Memory Loss?

    What Can Cause Short Term Memory Loss?
    What is Short Term Memory Loss? Short term memory loss is when a person can remember events from years ago, for example, but cannot clearly remember things that happened yesterday. The short term memory is also known as the primary or active memory and covers events from seconds ago to several days ago. Stored in the frontal lobe of the...
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  10. How to Stop Worrying

    How to Stop Worrying
    As Mark Twain wisely said, “I am an old man and I have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” Learning how to stop worrying is a good life lesson that can result in better health and an improved quality of life. Although worry can be an inherited trait, it is also a behavior pattern which...
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