October 2017 - Page 3 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Want to shave decades off your age? Look to your gut

Being healthy and active as you enjoy your golden years is one of the most important blessings you can have as you age. But even if you have a beautiful home, terrific grandkids, and good friends and relatives, you can’t benefit from the fruits of a lifetime of hard work unless you’re in good shape […]

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How sleep meds can make nighttime breathing a struggle

If you’ve ever woken up in the middle of the night with your heart pounding and your lungs gasping for air, you know it’s terrifying. And how scary would it be for your better half to notice that you stop breathing while sleeping, even if it’s just for a very short period of time? Either […]

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Breast cancer? Here's what they're not telling you

It’s October, the time of year when shopping centers and retailers bombard you with orange and black jack-o’-lanterns… the smell of pumpkin spice… and the color pink. Yes, this is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, that time of year when everything from cosmetics to handbags and shoes are awash in a rosy hue. If you […]

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If you want to keep your liver, ditch these popular meds

If you were to take a diagram of the human anatomy and put a pin everywhere that a study has shown acid-blocking drugs can harm, you’d either run out of pins… or run out of space! Because these meds (called proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs) can harm almost every single part of your body. They […]

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Could you fall victim to a predator 'guardian'?

Dear Reader, You might think that what I’m about to tell you is the plot of a bad “Movie of the Week.” And I wish that was the case. But for many seniors, this unbelievable scenario has turned retirement dreams into actual living nightmares. It’s not because of an accident or an illness… but a […]

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Is this the most dangerous thing you do every day?

Dear Reader, If you’ve ever taken a tumble, you know that it can occur in a split second. First, you’re walking along… and then, before you know it, you’re on the ground! But if you’re going up or down stairs when that misstep happens, the results can be a lot more serious. You may think […]

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Mom taken to court over vaccine fears that are all too real

Yet another Michigan mom has been hauled into court over her refusal to vaccinate her child. Lori Matheson told a judge that she “started reading literature on vaccinations,” and what she learned not only violated her religious beliefs, but it was enough for her to make up her mind — she would not be allowing […]

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