Vitamin D Therapy Benefits

Enhanced activation of Vitamin D by protecting beta cells may be a potential new approach for treating diabetes as well as other diseases, including cancer, researchers have suggested. When beta cells — the cells in the pancreas that produce, store and release the hormone insulin — become dysfunctional, the body …

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Changing The Way We Look At Dementia

Last November, six people with Alzheimer’s disease and related types of cognitive impairment stood before an audience of 100 in North Haven, Conn. One by one, they talked about what it was like to live with dementia in deeply personal terms. Before the presentation, audience members were asked to write …

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Best Health Apps

Get active with the help of these amazing health apps! Here are the best new health apps for 2018. Download these to your smartphone and create a new health program. In a perfect world, we’d all emerge from our winter hibernation ready for a true spring cleaning of the mind, …

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An Introduction to Telemedicine

Hoping To See Your Doctor Via Telemedicine? Here’s A Quick Guide. Tucked into the federal budget law Congress passed in February was a provision that significantly expands the use of telemedicine — long a hyped health care reform, and now poised to go mainstream within five to 10 years. “There’s …

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Discovery Of New Protein Linked To Breast Cancer

Researchers experimentally block the spread of a type of breast cancer. Jean-François Côté, a researcher at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) and professor at Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Medicine, studies metastasis, the leading cause of cancer-related death. Recently, his team uncovered a protein that, once deactivated, could prevent …

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A Healthy Diet May Help Delay Start of Menopause

A diet rich in fish and legumes may help to delay the natural menopause, while high dietary intake of refined carbs, such as pasta and rice, may instead help to hasten it, suggests the first UK study of its kind, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. …

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Effects Of Physical Activity During Pregnancy

In a recent study, a combined lifestyle intervention including dietary counseling and twice-weekly exercise classes during pregnancy resulted in a slightly longer first stage of labor, without any other effects during labor or delivery. In a recent Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica study, a combined lifestyle intervention including dietary counseling …

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Workplace Flexibility Bias

Work-life balance is not an issue exclusive to women, particularly mothers — even men and those without children can suffer when they feel that their workplace culture is not family friendly, according to a new study. When employees think their careers will suffer if they take time away from work …

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National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week, May 13–19, 2018

Save the dates! National Women’s Health Week is May 13–19, 2018. Make your health a priority. It’s never too early or late to work toward being your healthiest you! This National Women’s Health Week, we want to help you take control of your health. Take the first step! Join the …

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Dark Chocolate Reduces Stress and Inflammation

New research shows there might be health benefits to eating certain types of dark chocolate. Findings from two studies being presented today at the Experimental Biology 2018 annual meeting in San Diego show that consuming dark chocolate that has a high concentration of cacao (minimally 70% cacao, 30% organic cane …

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