Ruthan Brodsky

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  1. Upside for Aging is Retiring for Now
  2. Mediterranean Diet Reduces the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
  3. Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease
  4. Find Out How Much Sleep You Need
  5. Sleep Helps Prevent Disease

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  1. Welcome to Upside of Aging November 11, 2007 — 2 comments
  2. Over-The-Counter Medications Require Caution — 2 comments
  3. Keep Your Brain Healthy with These Tips — 2 comments
  4. Social Networking Also Reduces Risk of Dementia — 2 comments
  5. Statins Do More Than Lower Cholesterol — 2 comments

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Jun 23

Upside for Aging is Retiring for Now

My hope is that we will continue to connect so I can help you stay up to date about information for your healthy aging. Please visit my other blog titled Secrets to Health and Aging   You can subscribe to it by email or RSS feed. You will find more information and resources regarding best ways for you …

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May 27

Mediterranean Diet Reduces the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

A recent study from Columbia University points to another possibility of reducing the risk of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) through good nutrition. The study indicated that those following the Mediterranean diet lowered their risk of mental decline. People who combined the Mediterranean diet with regular exercise lowered their risk even more. Everything adds up and makes …

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May 24

Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease

Patty (not her real name) has been taking care of her husband who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD) for about 4 years that I know. She had been our next door neighbor for 25 years. The two had raised 4 children, were very active in their church and the local community, and seemed destined …

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May 04

Find Out How Much Sleep You Need

Most of us have a fairly decent understanding that what we do during the day can affect how we sleep. Too much caffeine or any caffeine too close to bedtime interferes with many people and their ability to sleep. Nicotine is another stimulant that can disrupt your sleep. And drinking alcohol, although it may not …

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Apr 29

Sleep Helps Prevent Disease

Not getting enough sleep has been linked to a greater risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, weight gain, stroke and heart attack. Lack of sleep has also been linked to loss of memory and decline in cognitive functioning. Now we're being told that getting enough sleep can help prevent disease. In a 2008 study, for …

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Apr 15

Partial Knee Replacement is Effective

You knee hurts when you walk and especially when you get in and out of a car. If you are the right candidate, you may not need total knee replacement therapy. Total knee replacement therapy does improve the quality of life of those whose knees are badly damaged by osteoarthritis and other medications and physical …

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Mar 31

Older and Happier

  Although what constitutes health will always be up for debate, the pursuit of happiness is universal and part of our highest aspirations. Research projects about happiness are just about as ongoing. Someone somewhere is coming up with a study that says this or that about happiness.   One of the more interesting findings in …

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Mar 25

Men Take Charge of Their Health

In my last post I described some of the reasons why men take little advantage of the best part of our health system when it comes to preventive health care. Women are way ahead in this game but there is no reason why a man cannot leap forward. First, make an appointment for a physical …

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Mar 23

Reluctant Male Patients

Ninety percent of the health decisions are made by women. That was the number recently announced by a CEO of a very large, major hospital. If you think about yourself and your own family it is usually the mother or wife who goes to her doctor for regular maintenance office visits. Often times a man …

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Mar 17

Bad Posture Causes Rounded and Hunched Back

Your teacher and your mother were right when they told you to sit up straight and stand up tall. Poor posture does catch up with you. And the more you sit the more likely you are to have poor posture. Add poor posture to the changes that take place in your bone structure, in your …

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