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What is shingles and why is it relevant to me?

shingles once primarily afflicted individuals over age 60. But this is changing. Shingles now affects people of all ages. Experts are saying the lifetime risk of suffering from shingles is now 15 to 20 per cent. Many infectious disease authorities and epidemiologists believe the chickenpox vaccine, licensed in Canada in 1999, has modified the dynamics of the disease. However, it’s time we learned more about shingles and ways we can protect ourselves from becoming its victim.

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Baby boomers and age-related eye disease

Baby boomers and age-related eye disease

As the population continues to age at an unprecedented rate, the concern about age-related eye disease comes more into focus.
According to the US Census Bureau, the population of adults over age 65 is expected to double by 2025, and the American Optometric Association (AOA) reports that the incidence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is expected to triple during the same time period.

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Are your food and cooking choices accelerating the aging process

Are your food and cooking choices accelerating the aging process

AGEs are harmful compounds in the body that accelerate the aging process and are linked to many of the top health concerns people face today………….

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Foot care tips to keep you moving while on vacation

Foot care tips to keep you moving while on vacation

Whether you’re flying or driving to your destination, proper footwear is important. Knowing you’ll have to remove your shoes to pass through airport security screening may tempt you to travel in flip-flops or other footwear that’s easy to slip off. But travelers should not fore go safety and support for convenience…….

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Diet rich in nutrients promotes a lifetime of healthy vision

Diet rich in nutrients promotes a lifetime of healthy vision

Americans indicate they incorporate specific foods or supplements into their diet to help improve eye health and vision, according to the American Optometric Association’s American Eye-Q survey, which assesses public knowledge and understanding of a wide range of issues related to eye and visual health.

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Diet and Nutrition in Parkinson’s disease

Diet and Nutrition in Parkinson’s Disease

Good nutrition can help you maintain a better level of well-being when you have Parkinson’s. The quality of your diet will have an impact on reaching a healthy weight, maintaining optimal energy and providing …

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Manage your Sugar Intake

Five Ways to Manage Your Sugar Intake

Here are five simple ways you can reduce your sugar intake without giving up all of your favorite foods and beverages…..

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The Anti-Alzheimer’s Diet

Eating more olive oil, nuts, fish, poultry, and certain fruits and vegetables and limiting red meats and high-fat dairy products may help ward off Alzheimer’s disease.

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