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Scientists and doctors alike have long touted the benefits of Omega-3s in improving brain function and heart health and even potentially lowering the risk of Alzheimer's Disease. One of the best sources of Omega-3s is fish, and scientists have recently begun finding evidence that eating more seafood may also lower your risk of depression. If you are suffering from depression or a predisposed to developing it, increasing your intake of fish may reduce your risk.
You blew the job interview. Blame it on lack of sleep. The night before you indulged in a Grande Caffé Latte, and the caffeine kicked in just as you were settling down to sleep. You arrived at the interview in a fog and stumbled through the questions. With a good night’s sleep, you would have ... more
With rising overweight and obesity levels in the United States, it is no surprise that the rate of type 2 diabetes has gone up as well. Estimates indicate that about 24 million Americans suffer from diabetes, 6 million of whom may not know that they have it. Many factors increase your risk of developing the disease, but it can also be prevented. Here is what you need to know and how to cut your risk.
As the Baby Boomer population ages up, more and more individuals are living longer than ever before. The percentage of older Americans may be increasing but along with it, so are the national rates of elder abuse, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). A particularly heinous crime, the exploitation, neglect or physical assault of older individuals truly hits home. When reading about these crimes, you can’t help but visualize your own mom or dad, teacher, grandparent or mentor and remember the care they provided others when they were young and strong. Ironically, the abuse of these now-fragile, vulnerable individuals is often at the hand of a family member, friend or “trusted caregiver” and never is reported on at all.
Throughout the first 15 years of the 21st century, there has been an increase in the number of mass shootings in the United States. Preventing these situations is a priority of many community leaders as well as school administrators and people in other gathering spaces like offices and sporting events. The American Psychological Association and the U.S. Department of Education give tips on methods to prevent these incidents.
Regular screening for diseases and disorders like depression, HIV, and high cholesterol are also recommended for children. Although these disorders are usually considered adult concerns, evidence now shows that individuals are showing greater tendency toward obesity, contracting HIV, and depression at earlier ages. The sooner you get you child checked, the sooner you can put your mind at rest knowing your child is healthy and happy.