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What Does Vitamin D Mean to You? Are you getting enough vitamin D to keep you healthy, fit, and fracture free? As a 50+ woman, your need for sufficient vitamin D and calcium is greater than it was when you were younger. ...Read more

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9 Signs of Deeper Health Problems When it comes to judging people, most folks can agree that what you see on the outside is not as important as other factors, such as personality and inner beauty. But when it comes to your health, sometimes it's what you see on the outside that matters. Here are nine external signs that may suggest deeper health problems lurking on the i...Read more

Arthritis

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Diet to Prevent & Treat Arthritis At least one out of five Americans, 46 million, suffer from arthritis, a painful disease that cripples and inflames the joints. According to a "Today Show" article by nutrition expert Joy Bauer, adopting a proper diet for arthritis can treat and even prevent some symptoms. Besides helping to maintain a healthy weight, Bauer says a ...Read more

Alzheimer's Disease

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What Causes Dementia? Dementia seems to be more common these days, despite life spans increasing. However, Swedish scientist Laura Fratiglioni has shown that everyone can minimize his or her risk of being affected by the disease. Factors from blood pressure and weight to the degree of physical and mental activity can influence cognitive functioning as one gets older....Read more

Depression

10 Signs of Suicide Risk Depression is a serious condition, and it's especially dangerous for older adults. According to WebMD, only 1 in 10 depressed Americans who are 65 and older actually get proper medication and therapy.The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) institute reports that the 65+ age group accounted for 16% of all suicides in 2004, a disproportionate ...Read more

Diabetes

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Early Signs and Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes The new numbers are out from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and it doesnt look good. The federal health agency estimates that more than a third of Americans are pre-diabetic and a whopping 26 million already have the disease. Whats more, 79 million adults have blood sugar levels that are above normal, but not yet high enough to be considered...Read more
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