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Sharon Basaraba

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By Sharon Basaraba

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    • What Does Congenital Mean? Created: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Congenital is word used to describe a health condition that is present at birth. Learn about the factors that can create congenital conditions.
    • Health Benefits of Chocolate Created: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Chocolate is one of the world's favorite foods. Recent research shows that eating moderate amounts of dark chocolate also brings health benefits to your heart. The antioxidants in dark chocolate protect your heart against aging, damage and heart disease.
    • Waterpik's SinuSense Water Pulsator for Nasal Irrigation Created: Friday, June 01, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The Waterpik SinuSense nasal irrigation system is a water pulsator for sinus congestion relief. Find out about it directions, pros and cons, and more.
    • Age-related Diseases Created: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Age-related diseases are illnesses that occur in people as they get older. Learn which problems are more common with advancing age, and how to prevent them.
    • Top Sex Tips for the Older Man Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Sex changes as men age. Testosterone levels and other factors impact sexual performance. This list gives you tips and ideas for a long, healthy sex life.
    • Religion Improves Health Created: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Religious attendance impacts health by decreasing the risk of death and increasing life expectancy. Learn how weekly service can extend it by 20%." itemprop="description" itemprop="description...
    • Free Radical Theory of Aging Created: Monday, March 26, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Free radical theory of aging states that damage caused by free radicals create changes in our bodies as we age. Learn how antioxidants can help fight them.
    • Protein Needs of Older People Created: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      From energy bars and cereals to pasta, protein is the new super ingredient - but how much protein do you really need each day?
    • How Much Protein Should I Eat if I'm Over 70? Created: Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Protein is a fundamental nutrient, and our protein needs shift as we get older. How much protein should people over the age of 70 get each day?
    • Ready-Made Readers Created: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Are these cheap readers safe for aging eyes, or can they hurt your vision? Find out how these magnifying reading glasses compare to prescription glasses.
    • Top Health Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Lack of sleep is linked to increased risk for weight gain, depression, colon cancer, breast cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Doctors and researchers are just beginning to understand the health b...
    • The Stages of Sleep Created: Friday, April 20, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Your sleep cycles through 5 different stages each night. These phases have different brain activity and muscle movement. These sleep cycles also have different effects on your body. Learning good s...
    • Salt and High Blood Pressure Created: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Understanding salt (sodium) is important to control your blood pressure. Read here about how salt can change blood pressure, the current recommendations for salt intake, and what salt sensitivity ...
    • How to Reap the Health Benefits of Chia Seeds Created: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Chia seeds' popularity is growing as fast as their use as chia pet hair back in the 1970s. Find out what are the health benefits of chia seeds.
    • White Noise and Sound Sleep Created: Monday, January 23, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Find out how white noise machines may help promote deeper, and longer, sleep as you age. Using these machines can give you many sleep benefits." itemprop="description" Tuesday, December 23, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Positive thinking is a great way to boost happiness and put away sad and negative thoughts. Focus on how to increase your positive thinking to be happier." itemprop="descriP='t3'" --> itemprop="des...
    • How Dangerous is Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease? Created: Thursday, December 27, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is on the rise, along with skyrocketing rates of obesity and diabetes. How dangerous is a fatty liver to your longevity?
    • What is Morbidity? Created: Friday, February 22, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The term morbidity is often used in reference to chronic diseases and lifespan -- but what exactly does morbidity mean?
    • Is Shingles Contagious? Created: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Shingles is caused when the chicken pox virus reactivates in your body. Is shingles contagious, and can you catch shingles from someone else?" itemprop="description" Tuesday, March 06, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      What amount of exercise really makes a difference to how long you live? Find out the minimum you need to do to increase your lifespan." itemprop="description"="description" Monday, February 26, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Sex is a basic human need. Evidence shows that sex and touch boosts life expectancy, helps cement relationships, improve mental health, and make us happy.
    • Don't Follow Your Thoughts with Meditation Created: Thursday, December 18, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Meditation involves controlling your thoughts and not following stray ideas that your brain creates. Learn how to meditate and control your thoughts." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
    • Sleep Duration and Longevity Created: Friday, February 08, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Can how much we sleep impact our longevity? A 22-year study of more than 21,000 twins shows that it just might. learn about sleep and mortality risks." itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...
    • Watery Eyes and Aging Created: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Your eyes change as you age and the body tries to help by making more tears. Most of the causes of excessive tearing can be easily addressed." itemprop="description" Thursday, January 25, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      As we age, our heart adjusts to the needs of an older body. Sometimes we can reverse or lessen the effects of heart disease.
    • The Okinawans – Japanese Longevity and Healthy Aging Created: Saturday, June 02, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      They live longer than anyone else in the world. They also live more youthful lives even in old age. What is the secret to Japanese longevity?" itemprop="description" Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Biological, or physiological, age is a term used in longevity research, to measure how well or poorly your body is functioning; What does it mean, exactly?
    • Top 10 Ways to Reduce Risk of Stroke Created: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Modifiable risk factors are responsible for 88% of stroke risk. Do these things strategically, and you can make a difference in your health." itemprop="description" Monday, April 23, 2007 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      Napping can be a wonderful way to recharge during the day. Some easy guidelines and tips can help you make the most of your naptime. A great nap can turn your day around, make you more productive a...
    • Top Reasons to Smile Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014
      Smiling not only makes us look younger and more attractive, it also brings numerous health benefits. Put on a smile on your face with these ten benefits of smiling.
    • The Best Types of Fish for Health Created: Monday, July 30, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Fish are a great source of protein and healthy fats - but certain types of fish have high levels of mercury. Learn the best types of fish for eating regularly and how much fish to eat each week."
    • Aging Teeth Created: Friday, March 30, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Find out how aging can affect your teeth.

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