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5 Tips to Improve Men's Health

Posted 06-09-2014 at 05:00 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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On average, men in the U.S. are more affected than women by common diseases like heart disease, cancer and strokes. In fact, of the 15 leading causes of death, men far outpace women. The exception is Alzheimer’s disease, because many men don’t live long enough to either develop the disease, or for the disease to reach the terminal stage.

Why do men have comparatively shorter lifespans than women? One possibility is the genetic differences between the sexes. Testosterone,...
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Osteoporosis: Why Women Are At Risk

Posted 05-05-2014 at 03:06 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Osteoporosis is a condition where the body gradually loses bone mass until the bones become weak and brittle. Although the disease actually affects both genders, it occurs most often in women. For this reason, many osteoporosis medications, treatments and methods of prevention are targeted toward women.

While many women are aware that they are at risk of developing osteoporosis, especially as they age, not many understand why. They generally understand that calcium...
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Eat These Foods for Better Vision

Posted 03-27-2014 at 03:23 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Sight is one of five valuable senses. While not everyone is going to have perfect 20/20 vision, eyesight is crucial to everything that takes place in our life. From how you assess safety and recognize faces, to understanding non-verbal cues, avoiding danger and learning, your vision shapes your world.

It's natural for your vision to start to deteriorate as you age or become exposed to certain environmental factors. It may also degrade because of genetics. This may...
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Tips to Improve Your Brain Health

Posted 03-06-2014 at 03:41 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Your brain function probably isn't your highest priority, with so many other things to think about. However, according to experts, it should be in your personal top 10. Why? Your brain is the command center of your entire body. If your brain starts to deteriorate, your body function will inevitably follow. Thousands of chemical reactions take place in your brain every second. It needs to stay sharp and clear so you can get on with your life.

Even though your brain...
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Detect Osteoporosis Early

Posted 12-11-2013 at 03:14 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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If you are a woman of a certain age, your doctor has probably talked to you about osteoporosis. If he hasn’t, then you have probably noticed all of the television ads, including the one featuring Sally Field, about osteoporosis treatment and the drugs they use to manage the disease.

What is osteoporosis, how do you detect it, and what can you do to prevent it?

The word “osteo” means bone, and “porosis” means porous or full of holes. So, literally,...
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