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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)
Updated 03-07-2014 at 08:44 AM by ChristaIB

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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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3 Top Tips for Prostate Health

Posted 09-12-2013 at 11:26 AM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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September is Prostate Health Awareness Month! When it comes to matters of health, a man must be vigilant about preserving the health of his prostate gland. The prostate gland is an organ located above the penis and directly below the bladder. It plays a crucial role in a man's reproductive health. The prostate produces a liquid that mixes with sperm, protecting and nourishing it as it leaves the body.

Problems with the prostate are common, which is why doctors...
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Aging & Your Brain

Posted 09-12-2013 at 10:23 AM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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It has been a long-held belief that reduced senior moment.”

The Washington Post reports that recent research indicates that diminished cognitive and neurological function is not the inevitable result of aging, and that there are ways to delay and prevent age-related symptoms of dementia can vary, depending on the root cause, but the most common symptoms are:
  • Memory loss and confusion
  • Difficulty with planning and complex tasks
  • Depression, agitation,
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