New Study Finds Link Between Belly Fat And Hypertension

By Tim Watt  |  May 20, 2015

A high percentage of the U.S. adult population is impacted by high blood pressure and obesity. However, how the two are linked has remained unclear. Researchers from Michigan State University believe that hypertension could be caused by belly fat hormones and their interactions with blood vessels in the abdomen. The scientists plan on testing this hypothesis in a new study.

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How Can Seniors Prevent Falls?

By Megan Ray  |  May 18, 2015

Many age-related causes of injury impact seniors across the world. However, falls are the leading cause of injuries for older adults in Canada. Factors like impaired vision and joint pain make seniors more susceptible to falls. It's important that older adults and their caregivers are taking preventative measures to avoid incidents. 

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Sunrise Residents Get Pet-Friendly Support

By Julia Little  |  May 15, 2015

As people age, they often experience a variety of changes that can prove difficult to adapt to, including everything from alterations in health to moving to a new living environment. To become comfortable with these changes, it's important that they have the support they need. Seniors can find this support in pets, as studies have shown that pets can benefit seniors' physical and mental well-being.

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5 Foods That May Help Prevent Hypertension

By Julia Little  |  May 13, 2015

Healthy eating plays a major role in keeping people in good mental and physical shape as they age. Maintaining a healthy weight and consuming the proper nutrients drastically reduces the chances that older adults will experience serious chronic conditions. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hypertension is one of the most common illnesses in the U.S., impacting 1 in 3 adults. 

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5 Exercises To Reduce Senior Stress

By Megan Ray  |  May 7, 2015

As a senior, there may be certain instances that stress you out, from financial woes to moving into a retirement home. These scenarios typically don't make you feel great and could even be harming your health over time. Luckily, exercise is one great way to remedy this anxiety. Consider these tips on how to manage your stress by getting active.

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What Causes Strokes And How Can I Lower My Risk?

By Tim Watt  |  May 7, 2015

Approximately 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, according to Stroke Center. There are several reasons why someone may experience a stroke, whether he or she has poor cardiovascular health or due to a blood clot in the brain. These various causes can leave people and loved ones with unanswered questions. As May is Mental Health Awareness Month, here are a few common causes of strokes and how to lower your risk of having one.

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iPad App May Help Stroke Patients

By Tim Watt  |  May 5, 2015

Sometimes, a person who has experienced a stroke may deal with speech issues as a result. However, therapy through an iPad may be able to help people's speech recovery. 

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New Wearable Reduces Risk of Collision For Visually Impaired

By Julia Little  |  May 1, 2015

Americans of all ages are impacted by vision loss. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of the 14 million citizens experiencing debilitating visual impairment, 1.6 million are over the age of 50. There's a serious need for enhanced therapeutic and rehabilitation treatment methods to assist these patients in performing daily activities.

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