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Sleep-Disordered Breathing Predicts Dementia

Obstructive sleep apnea Insomnia Sleep-disordered breathing refers to recurring arousals from sleep and intermittent reduced blood oxygen levels (hypoxia). This condition affects a sizeable fraction of elderly Americans.  Several adverse health outcomes, including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes, may arise from sleep-disordered breathing. A team of researchers sought to determine if objectively measured sleep-disordered breathing…
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Sleep-Disordered Breathing Might Kill You

Interruptions reduce sleep quality Poor sleep quality harms your health Sleep-disordered breathing (obstructive sleep apnea is one common example) occurs widely among American adults. This condition predicts increased risk of cardiovascular disease, including stroke. Most people with this malady don’t know they have it and don’t receive medical treatment. Yet, medical treatment can improve sleep…
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How You Sit Matters

Sitting in your easy chair watching TV may be toxic Sitting at while typing on your computer may be less so Spending lots of time being sedentary (often evaluated as either sitting or watching TV) predicts increased risks of premature death and chronic diseases. Given that physical activity is the opposite of being physically inactive,…
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Successful Aging

What is successful aging? What can you do to achieve it? Drs. John Rowe and Robert Kahn defined successful aging as the ability to maintain 1) low risk of disease and disease-related disability, 2) high mental and physical function, and 3) active engagement with life. Martha Crowther and colleagues proposed expanding the term to include…
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