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seniors and loneliness, Loneliness, Loneliness and Health, Loneliness and seniors , Aging and Loneliness, Loneliness and Aging

Holiday Loneliness Can Be Harmful to Seniors’ Health

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Loneliness in older Americans is linked to serious medical conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and heart disease as well as a higher risk of premature death. But loneliness can be easily overlooked as a health risk because healthcare providers can neglect asking their older patients about their social lives, and many older adults are too proud or embarrassed to ask for help, experts say. Cedars-Sinai geriatricians suggest tips for seniors who may feel especially isolated during the holidays.

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Parkinson's Disease, Northwestern Medicine, Reserach, Clinical Trials

High-Intensity Exercise Delays Parkinson’s Progression

High-intensity exercise three times a week is safe for individuals with early-stage Parkinson’s disease and decreases worsening of motor symptoms, according to a new phase 2, multi-site trial led by Northwestern Medicine and University of Denver scientists.

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Health Tips, Allergies, Chronic Disease, Lifestyle, Lifestyle Changes, UCLA health, health calendar, Year End Lists

Here Are the Things Patients Should Be Doing for Their Health, but Aren’t

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Year-end is a great time to reflect on our health and endeavor to improve it. As we do so, it's important to identify the steps that could have a big impact on our wellness.

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Diet

Can Diet Help Reduce Disability, Symptoms of MS?

For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), eating a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grains may be linked to having less disability and fewer symptoms than people whose diet is less healthy, according to a study published in the December 6, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Does Smoking Increase Risk of Musculoskeletal Injuries?

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Latest Research Highlights from ACSM

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Classroom Physical Activity Increases Learning Time for School Children

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Latest Research Highlights from ACSM

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Firefighters at Risk: The Importance of Maintaining Exercise for Health and Fitness

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Latest Research Highlights from ACSM

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High Blood Pressure, American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM Certification, ACSM

What’s Changed: New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

High blood pressure (hypertension) is redefined for the first time in 14 years by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines.

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Holidays, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sleep, Stress, Depression, Relationships, Wellness, Weight Management, Injuries

Holiday Health: GW Experts on Holiday Blues, Wellness & Weight Management, and More Available to Comment

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New UCI Study Reveals How Social Media Can Help People Lose Weight

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Sharing the triumphs and tribulations of your weight loss journey with other members of an online virtual support community plays an important role in achieving success, according to a new study from the University of California, Irvine. Entitled “Weight Loss Through Virtual Support Communities: A Role for Identity-based Motivation in Public Commitment,” the study examines the role of virtual communities and public commitment in setting and reaching weight loss goals.







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