Does Green Tea Cut Your Risk of Cancer?

For centuries, people have been drinking green tea for medicinal purposes—from improving brain function and digestion to losing weight and preventing cancer. Green tea is loaded with powerful antioxidants called polyphenols. These antioxidants reduce free radicals in the body, which contribute to aging and a wide range of diseases. A…

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Are Your Sleep Habits Making You Sick?

Many people focus on eating right, exercising regularly and getting annual checkups; yet they ignore the single biggest factor in achieving all-around good health—getting enough sleep. Fifty to 70 million people struggle with a sleeping disorder, and one out of every three adults gets less than the recommended seven hours…

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Alzheimer’s: I’m still IN HERE

As we age, we all have times when we struggle to find a word or forget where we parked our car. These “senior moments” are considered a normal part of aging. But if you’re noticing a marked increase in your forgetfulness or difficulty solving familiar tasks on a consistent basis, it could…

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Motion Sickness Meds that Work

Nothing ruins a vacation faster than the misery of motion sickness. But following a few travel tips and packing the proper medication can make for a more enjoyable trip. Although the exact cause of motion sickness is unknown, many experts believe it occurs when the brain receives conflicting sensory messages.…

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Health Risks of Sitting Too Long

Sitting for hours at a time can cut years off your life and increase your risk for a number of chronic diseases, says Dr. Michael Jensen, endocrinologist and researcher at Mayo Clinic, who has been involved in sedentary behavior research for more than a decade. A plethora of studies have…

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