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    Each Christmas Eve, tradition holds that children leave out a plate of milk and cookies for Santa. During the night Santa Claus might visit in excess of 125 million homes. (Estimates vary.) Should he eat merely a single cookie in each visit, at an average of 100 calories per cookie, Bolthouse Farms analysts estimate...
     
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    Chemotherapy can induce changes in the brain that may affect concentration and memory, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Using positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET/CT), researchers were able to detect...
     
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    Mental activities like reading and writing can preserve structural integrity in the brains of older people, according to a new study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). While previous research has shown an association between late-life cognitive activity and...
     
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    Both very high and very low levels of physical activity can accelerate the degeneration of knee cartilage in middle-aged adults, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Nearly one in every two people in the US may develop knee osteoarthritis by age...
     
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    An active lifestyle helps preserve gray matter in the brains of older adults and could reduce the burden of dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Dementia exacts a staggering toll on society. More than...
     
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    Tips for maintaining healthy habits during the holiday season
    Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season and a celebratory time full of temptations and demands due to family gatherings, parties, shopping and entertaining.  Unhealthy habits may be inevitable this time of year, but as the festivities commence on Thursday, Northwestern Medicine experts say...
     
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    People suffering from chronic, treatment-resistant posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experienced lasting benefits from MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, according to a new long-term follow-up study published online November 20 in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. This follow-up study extends the outstanding results of...
     
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    Millions of seniors and people living with disabilities will enjoy Thanksgiving and other holidays in the comfort and safety of their own homes thanks to home medical equipment and services such as oxygen therapy, hospital beds, and wheelchairs. Home-based care allows people to live independently at home, which is the...
     
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    Dieting and health may be the last thing on everyone’s mind this Thanksgiving, but emergency hospital visits spike during holidays. With ERs more stuffed with patients and waiting times running longer than normal, consumers may be tempted to delay seeking emergency medical attention until after the holiday...
     
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    Expert advice from Dr. Judith Black
    The holiday season doesn't have to be a difficult time for older adults. Learn how a designated health partner can help you stay healthy and safe by following these tips: -Designate a health partner – Consider asking a loved one to become your designated health partner. An older adult often needs a...