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Alzheimer’s Disease — Decrease Your Risk

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Damage to your brain’s nerve cells, known as neurons, makes them stop working normally. Some neurons may even die. As more and more cells stop working, your thinking skills and memory decline. Mild memory problems gradually worsen. When it becomes difficult to perform everyday activities, that […]

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Sleep

Sleep Did you know that chronic sleep deprivation can increase your risk of obesity, heart disease and other chronic diseases? That it can also contribute to mood disorders? Do you get “cranky” if you miss some sleep? My kids recently told me that I do. (What do they know? Oh well. Anyway I already knew […]

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New Food Labels Proposed– Do You Know What You’re Eating?

The US government began requiring food labels in 1992. They were last modified in 2006 when trans fat information was added. Now significant changes are being proposed by the US Food and Drug Administration. If accepted, the new labels would have a different appearance. Calories would be more prominent in larger bold type. Gone would […]

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Dietary Supplements — The Answers 2

  Did you get the answer to question number 1 right? Let’s look at number 2….. Supplements must be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, (the FDA, or USFDA), before being sold…..FALSE! How about number 3….. The regulation of supplements is the same as drugs/medicines…FALSE again! In 1994 the Dietary Supplement Health and […]

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