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Could Weakened Bones Signal Dementia Risk?

Several studies have suggested that osteoporosis — thinning bones — is associated with an increased risk for cognitive changes, dementia, and memory loss.

By Diane Domina

Just 10 Minutes of Sitting Slows Blood Flow in the Legs

Results of a small study suggest that sitting for just 10 minutes is enough to reduce blood flow in small blood vessels in the legs.

By Diane Domina

The Missing Link in Treating Diabetes: Too Few Diabetologists

The number of diabetologists who specialize in diabetes management is dwindling in the U.S. and primary care physicians treat 82 percent of diabetics.

By Diane Domina

High LDL Cholesterol Raises Heart Disease Risk Even in ‘Healthy’ People

Even without other risk factors, adults are at increased risk for heart disease if their LDL cholesterol is high, according to the American Heart Association.

By Diane Domina

Can Drinking Milk at Breakfast Lower Your Blood Sugar All Day?

Having high-protein milk at breakfast can lower blood sugar into the afternoon, a finding that could provide benefits for managing type 2 diabetes.

By Diane Domina

CDC: 1 in 4 American Adults Live With Disability

According to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 61 million adults in the United States have a disability that impacts their daily life.

By Diane Domina

Phantom Odors: Do You Really Smell That?

One in 15 Americans over 40 experiences phantom odors — foul smells without a source – say researchers from the National Institutes of Health.

By Diane Domina

More People Are Dying in Midlife

Declining life expectancies in high income countries worldwide are coinciding with rising rates of young- and mid-adult mortality in the United States.

By Diane Domina

Some Have Alzheimer’s Markers, No Dementia

People with Alzheimer’s markers who don't develop dementia have a unique synaptic protein signature that enables them to maintain cognitive function.

By Diane Domina

Trusted Health Websites Don't Always Get Preeclampsia Info Right

Preeclampsia, dangerous high blood pressure in pregnancy or just after giving birth, is one of the leading causes of maternal death in the U.S.

By Diane Domina