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Heart Health Can Help Predict Brain Health: Study

Posted on May 17, 2013

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) — What’s good for the heart is probably also good for the brain, suggests new research. People with the highest cardiac output for their body size (cardiac index), meaning those with the greatest blood flow from their heart, tended to have more brain volume, which generally indicates a healthier brain. In fact, the researchers said that people with the lowest cardiac output showed nearly two more years of brain aging than did those with the highest cardiac output. What’s more,... Read More

Certain foods help prevent kidney stones.

Posted on May 16, 2013

Survey Says . . . A diet aimed at lowering high blood pressure can also prevent kidney stones, a recent study shows. A study featured in a recent HealthDay News article looked at the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) model and its affect on kidney stones. A DASH-style diet is high in fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes, dairy products and whole grains. It’s low in red meat, processed meat and sugary drinks. The study involved 3,426 people. About half of them ate a DASH-style diet. Researchers studied their urine... Read More

How to stay safe on public transportation.

Posted on May 16, 2013

In most cities, public transportation is the easiest and fastest way to get around. Navigating public transportation can be tough for older adults who have trouble with balance. Here are some tips from about.com for how to use public transportation safely. Always wear a seatbelt when riding in a taxi Don’t rush across a street to meet a bus When you’re on a bus or subway, make sure you have a free hand to hold on to a railing if there’s no seat for you Be careful not to step... Read More