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An idea to keep your bones strong

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Here’s something that might surprise you about the kind of exercise that may be best in helping bones stay strong. If you want to maximize the effort that will help your bones stay healthy, you should walk downhill rather than uphill. That’s the surprising (at least to me) conclusion of a study presented at the […]

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This post will help you. Honest

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A study published in the journal nature human behavior with the intriguing title of Socially transmitted placebo effects has concluded that nearly anything your doctor does that you read as encouraging sign can actually help your treatment work better. In other words, the placebo effect, which is not only real but I believe also quite […]

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How best to prevent a hip fracture

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it is true that falling is a preventable health problem. And as I posted earlier, everyone should work on trying to prevent a fall, especially I suggest, by doing exercises to regain a better sense of balance since balance is like all senses and worsens with age. But even if you have excellent balance, you […]

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Falling down doesn’t come cheaply

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Quiz time. To the nearest billion – with a B – estimate how much falls cost the US healthcare system annually. Trick question because no one is sure of the exact amount since falling is not a reportable condition, although as usual, there are good estimates and the best one, I think, is from the […]

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Make room for mushrooms

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Although you have undoubtedly run into lots of articles and health news stories touting kale(yuk!) or cabbage or tomatoes or fish or avocados to lower the risk of all sorts of chronic health problems, especially dementia, I doubt you will have come across too many articles promoting mushrooms as a food that might lower the […]