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AHA And Google Partner To Take Down Heart Disease

Heart disease, which includes various forms of heart-related conditions like stroke and cardiovascular disease, is the No. 1 cause of death throughout both the U.S. and the entire world. It was responsible for almost 787,000 deaths in the U.S. alone in 2011, explained the Heart Foundation. In response to this global health problem, Google and the American Heart Association have partnered to develop new technology and research methods that will make progress with heart disease research and finding a cure.

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and is a great opportunity to share facts, risks and prevention tips for cervical cancer with patients.

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Less Face-To-Face Contact May Increase Depression Risk

While computers have revolutionized how families stay connected with loved ones, video phone calls and emails may not be as emotionally rewarding as a face-to-face conversation.

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How to Avoid the Winter Blues

Winter got you down? You're not alone. According to the Globe and Mail, 1 in 5 Canadians get a case of the cold-weather blues, and 25 percent of those have Seasonal Affective Disorder, a condition where one experiences a severe and uncharacteristic drop in mood every winter. SAD affects eight times more men than women, and the farther north people live, the more likely they are to have the disorder, the Globe and Mail also noted.

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How To Avoid Common Risk Factors Of Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is a condition that impacts millions of Americans every year. According to the World Heart Federation, approximately 17 million people across the world die each year due to the heart condition, including over 1.9 million Americans. To lower your chances of developing cardiovascular disease, there are modifiable risk factors you can avoid. 

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New App Designed For Seniors in Assisted Living Facilities

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have developed an application for smart phones or computer tablets designed to help seniors take control of their daily health and improve care at assisted living facilities.

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The Importance Of A Good Night's Sleep And Tricks For Snoozing Soundly

Getting a good night's sleep is essential for people of all ages. However, children and older adults require the most sleep of all age ranges, which is about seven to nine hours per night, according to the National Institutes of Health.

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Stay Healthy with Seated Aerobics

Aerobic exercise helps keep bodies and minds young. A study published in Discovery Medicine found that regular heart rate-boosting movement is a key to successful aging, improving blood pressure, bone density, mood and quality of life, while other studies have found that it also aids cognitive function. Unfortunately, heart disease, weak bones and other health conditions prevent many seniors from participating in beneficial aerobic workouts.

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