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Health Benefits Of Retirement
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Health Benefits Of Retirement

Is retirement good for your health? Researchers at the University of Sydney think it may be. The New York Times reports that after following more than 27,000 men and women who retired during a three year period, the researchers found that when compared to people who were still working, the retirees walked […]

Trees Are Good For Your Health
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Trees Are Good For Your Health

Yes trees. And other greenery, too. Researchers at Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital have found that during an eight-year study period, there were fewer deaths among women who lived in the greenest surroundings. In fact. their mortality rate was 12 percent lower than those […]

Standing Desks Boost Productivity
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Standing Desks Boost Productivity

Yes, standing desks help us burn more calories, and they also appear to improve our attention. Now comes a report from researchers at Texas A&M suggesting that standing desks also improve productivity. A Texas A&M news release reports that when researchers examined the productivity differences between two groups of call center […]

Coffee Keeps Arteries Clear
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Coffee Keeps Arteries Clear

First, the bad news. About 16 million Americans suffer from atherosclerosis, meaning that their arteries are at least partially clogged by plaques. And now the good news: coffee appears to help keep arteries clear. The Tufts Health & Nutrition newsletter reports on a new Korean study that has found that […]

How To Stay (Relatively) Safe From Ticks
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How To Stay (Relatively) Safe From Ticks

From Stephen Wikel, professor emeritus of medical sciences at Quinnipiac University’s Frank H. Netter M.D. School of Medicine, comes this advice, via HealthDay, about how to stay safe from ticks: Protect your ankles. Wear long pants tucked into high socks when doing yard work. Wrap duct tape — sticky-side out — […]

A Chocolate A Day Keeps The Heart Doc Away
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A Chocolate A Day Keeps The Heart Doc Away

Yes, researchers have noted the health benefits of chocolate for years, but now comes a study from the University of Warwick suggesting that just a small amount of chocolate each day could help prevent diabetes and insulin resistance. A U of Warwick news release reports that when researchers studied data […]