- Divinecaroline | Vitality | Wed, May 30, 2012 12:49 PM EDT | Comments
Is Your Snoring a Warning Sign?
Snoring can be more than a nuisance or source of conflict in a relationship. It can be a warning sign of a serious problem or medical condition that, if ignored, could cost the offending sleeper his or her life. Following are five possible conditions that should encourage you to investigate the source of any loud sleeping in your household.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Also known as OSA, this clinical term describes what happens when the back of the throat relaxes and closes during sleep, causing obstructed breathing. The air that does get through causes a vibration within the throat that sounds like snoring. The notion of not getting enough oxygen while sleeping is bad enough. But as clarified below, the condition is also linked to higher risks of heart attacks and strokes for people with cardiovascular disease.
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High Blood Pressure
The yin to the above condition's yang, there is a higher prevalence of high blood pressure in people who hav...Read More »
- Shape Magazine | Vitality | Wed, May 30, 2012 9:36 AM EDT | Comments
Turning back the hands of time-it's a quest for many women who simply refuse to age gracefully. And with all that's available aesthetically (Botox, wrinkle creams , etc.), the visible signs of aging can be erased altogether. But what about on the inside? Are there ways we can beat the clock for life when it comes to overall physical and mental health and well-being? Dr. Jennifer Landa, MD, Chief Medical Officer of BodyLogicMD and author of The Sex Drive Solution for Women says yes.
"Staying young and beautiful forever used to be science fiction, but fiction is rapidly becoming fact, thanks to new medical advances," Landa says. "Yesterday's advances focused on disease management; today's new frontier is staving off sickness and aging altogether."
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- Health.com | Vitality | Tue, May 29, 2012 5:03 PM EDT | CommentsAs she goes for her sixth Olympics, the gorgeous gold medalist shares how she got these abs, how she gives herself a break, and what's inspiring her this time around.
By Jancee Dunn
If you ever need motivation to slide off the couch and hit the gym, just think of Dara Torres.
At 45, the superstar swimmer has been training feverishly to make her sixth Olympic swim team at London's Summer Games. Her event: the 50-meter freestyle, which is one frenzied lap. The swimmer (and model, TV sports commentator, author, and mother of 6-year-old Tessa, with ex-boyfriend David Hoffman) loves a challenge, but she's had some tough ones thrown her way in the past few years.
In 2009, she underwent major knee surgery for arthritis and had to take off a year to recover. Last year, her coach, Michael Lohberg, whom she adored, died at 61 from a rare blood disorder. And she has found that her body-as insanely fit as it is-doesn't bounce back from training as fast as it did a few years ago.
So this time ar...Read More »
- Healthywomen | Vitality | Tue, May 22, 2012 4:23 PM EDT | Commentsby Kristen Mucci-Mosier
Paula Deen, remember this? Maybe not.
Do you often feel like you can't remember anything? A new study links a decline in memory with a diet high in saturated fat.
The study, conducted by the Annals of Neurology, the journal of the American Neurological Association, looked at the effects of various types of fat on cognitive functioning and memory among 6,000-plus older participants in the Women's Health Study. The study, which began five years after the dietary assessment, found higher saturated fat intake was associated with worsened cognitive and memory function, while higher monounsaturated intake was related to better functioning.
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Not to mention, saturated fat boosts your blood cholesterol level more than anything else in your diet. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute estimates that Americans eat an average of 11 percent of their total calories from saturated fat, far above its recommendation of under 7 percent a day.
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- Second Act | Vitality | Wed, May 23, 2012 1:42 PM EDT | Comments
Losing his foot and ankle to a land mine couldn't stop 50-year-old Todd Reed. He's a Mesa, Arizona police officer and plays outfield for the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team.Read More »