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Menopause and Memory

It has been estimated that, by 2050, nearly 14 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s disease. Two-thirds of these cases are expected to be women. Attending to memory decline well before symptoms occur can help middle-aged and older adults procure a lengthy quality of life, but first, it is necessary to identify factors that may be …

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Is Happiness a Work-in-Progress? Keep Going!

Studies indicate that happy people are generally healthier with fewer instances of illness. If you don’t describe yourself as happy, consider yourself a work-in-progress. As you continue your work to become a happier, healthier you, keep in mind that “happy” doesn’t look the same on everyone. Generally, a happy person is adequately satisfied with the …

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Trends in Alcohol Consumption in Older Adults

Studies regarding alcohol use have revealed that, in general, consumption has increased among all adults of all age groups during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to one older study, though, we can see that alcohol use in the United States increased over 100% from 2001 to 2013. More recent surveys are indicating that use has trended …

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Diverticulitis: An Age-Related Concern We Should Talk About

Diverticulitis is a relatively common condition that affects approximately 58% of adults over the age of 60. It is a complication of diverticulosis, the condition of weakening in certain areas of the inner wall of the colon. This weakness allows the colon to bulge and for small pouches to form. Diverticulosis often occurs without symptoms. …

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How to Prevent Skin Cancer

Skin cancer remains very common across the U.S. The main causes of this type of cancer are UV exposure from the sun and from tanning beds. While you should of course protect your skin when you are out swimming, hiking all day, or enjoying other sun-filled activities, there are also sun protection steps you should …

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