Dietary Fiber Found to Reduce the Risk of Stroke

Dietary Fiber Found to Reduce the Risk of Stroke

A recent study in the journal Stroke finds that risk of first-time stroke is lowered by eating more fiber. The research shows that every 7-gram dietary increase in fiber correlates with a 7% decrease in the chances of a first-time stroke (Threapleton D, Greenwood D, Evans C, et al. Dietary fiber intake and risk of
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Shoulder Impingement – Physical Therapy versus Steroid Shots

Shoulder Impingement – Physical Therapy versus Steroid Shots

In the first-ever study comparing physical therapy to steroid injections for shoulder impingement syndrome, the outcomes for pain and disability were the same. However, physical therapy may do more to address the underlying cause while also giving patients greater ability and confidence in future self-management. Shoulder impingement syndrome is used as a generic term to
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Study Finds Dementia Rates Steadily Falling

Study Finds Dementia Rates Steadily Falling

Good news from the Framingham Heart Study showing that dementia rates fell steadily over the past few decades. The long-running study reports that dementia rates have fallen by 44% in the past 40 years. The study included 5205 participants age 60 and up and shows a decrease in dementia from 3.6 per 100 persons in
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Beat the Heat with these Summer Health Tips

Beat the Heat with these Summer Health Tips

One of the changes that can sneak up on people as they get older and wiser is a decreasing ability to thermoregulate. Thermoregulation refers to a body’s ability to maintain the right core temperature even during hotter or colder weather. At a certain point in the aging process, we may start losing our ability to
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Children May be More Vulnerable to Athletic Injuries than Adults

Children May be More Vulnerable to Athletic Injuries than Adults

Two million, six hundred thousand youths age 5 to 24 visit the emergency department with sports injuries each year. An estimated 38% of all school-age athletes will sustain an athletic injury serious enough to warrant a healthcare visit. This is due in part to the increased participation in competitive organized sports. With half of all
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