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A type of meditation, known as mindfulness-based stress reduction, helps to relieve the inflammation response seen in arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and
Women who experience migraine with aura may be at higher risk for major cardiovascular events.
Women who eat three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries per week may reduce their risk of heart attack by as much as one-third.
Canadian researchers identify a molecule that stimulates the activity of the brain's immune cells, leading the way to the development of a treatment for Alzheim
People who receive acupuncture while exercising display enhanced exercise performance, and recover more quickly from an exercise session as well.
Despite known risks and recommendations for protective equipment, many people are still affected with asthma after exposure to chemicals at work.
Not having a permanent partner, or spouse, during midlife is linked to a higher risk of premature death during those midlife years.
The shortest of interruptions, such as glancing at a text message, can cause workers to make mistakes while performing a task.
Seniors who have spoken two languages since childhood are faster than single-language speakers at switching from one task to another.
The ability to filter and eliminate old information – rather than process new data – may make it harder to learn as we age.
Late-life depression associates with prevalent mild cognitive impairment and an increased risk of dementia.
Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids may postpone the onset of metabolic disorders and associated declines in cognitive functions.
Most American homes have levels of at least one flame retardant that exceed a federal health guideline.
An active lifestyle helps preserve gray matter in the brains of older adults and could reduce the burden of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Living in areas of high air pollution can lead to decreased cognitive function in older adults.
Older people who are living independently but have signs of cerebral damage may lower their risk of having dementia if they remain physically active.
Structural damage to the brain from high blood pressure (hypertension) may occur among people as young as 40.
Four months of a high-intensity interval training program dramatically increased cognitive performance.
Vascular health, and thereby cardiac and cognitive functioning, may benefit from supplementation with the antioxidant compound found in red wine and red grapes.
Eating a diet laden with carbohydrates raises the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment by four times; sugars raise that risk 1.5 times.
#112 - Use In Case of Emergency
The American Red Cross recommends six basics you should stock for your home in the case of an emergency. Keep the items that you would most likely need during an evacuation in an easy-to carry container (a covered trash container, a camping backpack or a duffle bag) that is kept in a readily accessible location (the guest closet or garage, for example).
Your Disaster Supplies Kit should include:
• Water: One gallon of water per person per day, keep at least a three-day supply of water per person.
• Food: A three-day supply of non-perishable food.
• First Aid Supplies: Including bandages, dressings, gloves, anti-bacterials, and non-prescription drugs (pain relievers, antacids, anti-diarrheals, etc); see the web resource below for a more thorough list
• Medications for health conditions
• Tools and emergency supplies
• Special items necessary for infants and elderly or disabled persons
• Copies of key family documents: birth certificates, marriage certificates, passports, drivers licenses, banking and credit card account numbers, insurance policies, health records, household inventory lists; continue reading for further details.