Category: Preventive Care

Age-related cognitive decline can be halted with proper care.
Jul 10 2014

5 tips for early prevention of age-related cognitive decline

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

Conventional wisdom has lulled us into thinking that some parts of the aging process are inevitable, such as declining mental sharpness and fading memory. However, the truth is that modern medicine can treat – if not cure – age-related cognitive decline. In recent years, this has been an active area of research – including a... Read More

Talk to your doctor before taking aspirin for heart attack prevention.
Jul 1 2014

Aspirin to prevent heart attacks? Ask your doctor first

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

For people who have suffered a heart attack or stroke, a daily aspirin regimen may be prescribed by their physician to help lower the risk of a second heart attack or stroke. For about 10 years, drug maker Bayer Healthcare has been trying to get the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow the company... Read More

Injury prevention is pivotal in youth sports.
Jun 30 2014

How to Prevent 5 of the Most Common Kids’ Sports Injuries

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

Every year, more than 38 million children and adolescents in the U.S. play organized sports, as estimated by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). If you’re the parent of one of these children, you know the positive effects that these activities can have on a kid’s physical health and self-esteem.... Read More

Starting an exercise regimen as early as possible will protect your brain as you age.
Jun 19 2014

Want to keep your mind young? Start exercising now

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

There are many reasons to work out: to lose excess weight, to keep your heart strong, or to maintain good muscle tone. However, there is a growing body of scientific evidence that suggests exercise is also good for your brain, and the earlier you take up an exercise regimen, the more benefits your brain will reap in the... Read More

Children who play outdoors need to be careful to avoid heat-related illnesses.
Jun 17 2014

Heat-related illness: 5 tips for staying safe as temperatures rise

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

The warm summer months are a time for your children to enjoy the outdoors. They may participate in summer camp, off-season athletic training, family hikes or days at the park with their friends. But while the warm weather is inviting, it also increases the risk of heat-related illnesses. Read More

Insomnia can raise the risk of stroke among young adults.
Jun 13 2014

Stroke risk under 40: Why sleep is key to your health

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

The risk factors for stroke can generally be divided into two groups—those you can control and those you can’t. Within the latter group is age, with the risk of stroke particularly pronounced for those older than 55. Stroke is usually not observed among younger people, but according to a new study published in the American Heart... Read More

Woman doing weight training with female fitness coach
May 6 2014

Are you doing all you can to preserve your bone health?

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) estimates that more than 40 million people in the U.S. either have or are at high risk of osteoporosis. Although this bone-weakening disease can develop at any time in a person’s life, it becomes more likely as you age. Once you have osteoporosis, you have... Read More

Apr 29 2014

Don’t just rely on brain games to delay dementia

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

Brain games are getting a lot of publicity in the news. Major brain game programs, like Luminosity and Fit Brains by Rosetta Stone, provide daily exercises to members across the world. Luminosity itself boasts more than 50 million in 182 different countries. However, these brain game programs are not just about amusement. Many are bringing... Read More

Jan 14 2014

Are you eating the right foods to protect the health of your brain?

Preventive Care  •  By Michael Scott

Diet is one of the top items on most people’s list of New Year’s resolutions, but the foods you choose can affect more than your weight. According to a growing number of studies, diet can play a key role in protecting your brain against Alzheimer’s disease and other types of age-related cognitive decline. What should... Read More

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Dec 5 2013

Webinar: Sedentary death syndrome—Why you need to exercise now

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

You know you should exercise, but you’re busy, or it’s too cold or too hot, or you just don’t like working out. How much of a problem can not exercising regularly really be? A very big problem, more and more studies are finding. One recent study found that people who sit for more than 11... Read More