When asked about health risks for women many will list breast cancer as the top cause of death. In the USA, one in five women will have a stroke, and strokes kill twice as many women as breast cancer does. Women have unique risk factors for stroke, and six out of every ten people who

Swedish scientists have studied four lifestyle behaviors associated with a lower risk of heart attacks, and found that combining these four with physical activity gave an 86 percent lower risk than high risk groups, and a 79 percent lower risk than the average group who practiced some but not all healthy behaviors. This means that

For a pet lover, giving up the company of pets is unthinkable, and many seniors fear the day they can no longer take care of their animal friends. Pair this with all the health benefits that come with having pets, and it is easy to see why an increasing number or senior living communities allow

Kidney disease often goes unnoticed until it is in an advanced stage, because there aren’t many symptoms. Diabetes and high blood pressure are two major risk factors, but kidney problems can also be inherited. The kidneys have many important functions in the body – they are powerful chemical factories that remove waste products, balance the

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