Original article seen on NBC News. Capitalizing on the growing popularity of genetic testing, scammers are persuading seniors to hand over their DNA, not knowing it may lead to identity theft and Medicare fraud. By Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News The 86-year-old woman in rural Utah doesn’t usually answer solicitations from strangers, she said, but the young couple who knocked on her front door seemed so nice. Before long, she had handed over her Medicare and
Original article taken from AmericanForests.org A recently released study in the journal Science advocates for reforestation as the most effective and affordable tool against climate change. American Forests has long held that tree planting and forest restoration could make a major difference in fighting climate change, so this news isn’t only heartening, it is helpful in supporting a worldwide planting initiative that can start right here at home. Researchers at ETH – Zürich in Switzerland found, using Google Earth
Original article from Vital Health by Sherry Baker with Craig Weatherby The idea that emotions affect physical health is supported by good deal of evidence. Persistent anger, anxiety, and/or depression are all linked to chronic inflammation and the major diseases it promotes. Depression may be the worst heart-health risk, raising the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), heart attacks, and other adverse outcomes even more than anger or anxiety can. And there are clear, mutually reinforcing
Original article from The Chopra Center It seems like everywhere I look these days people are on a juice cleanse or doing a detox diet. But it is important to know how to do a proper detox so that your system is actually cleansed of toxins rather than mobilizing toxins from fat storage to your bloodstream where they can cause significant problems. A patient I saw several years ago is a common example of good
Original article appeared in The Wall Street Journal As the number of centenarians rises in the U.S., so does the incidence of disease and loneliness. But the upside includes seeing great-grandchildren and witnessing history. Do you want to live to be 100? “Why not?” says Betty Donovan, 92. Her older sister, Annamarie Donovan, is 108 and in good health. Annamarie got her first iPad when she was 100 and is now on her third upgrade.