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What's RealAge? Your biological age -- how old your body really thinks you are based on your health and health habits. To find out, take the RealAge Test -- it’s based on lifestyle, genetics, and medical history. Up to 70% of overall health depends on how well you take care of yourself, so you have a lot of control over how young you are! Our #1 goal? To help make YOUR RealAge younger.

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    Simple lifestyle choices make a big difference in your heart health. Here are 7 steps to a healthy ticker:
    1. Get moving. Burn between 3,500 and 6,500 calories a week (roughly 500 to 950 a day). Cardiovascular exercise that gets your body moving and your heart rate climbing, and makes you breathe
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    Highly plausible risk factors for depression include:

    Age: The risk of dysthymia (chronic depression) increases with age until age 65, at which time there is a marked decrease.

    Culture: Although rates of dysthymia generally are similar across cultures, this finding is not universal. There is...Read More
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    Migraine attacks are recurrent, moderate-to-severe episodes of head pain that may be induced by a variety of triggers.
    • Migraine headaches occur as the result of an electrochemical imbalance in the brain that causes successive narrowing (constriction) of blood vessels followed by expansion (di
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    To find relief from symptoms, women experiencing menstrual migraines may explore these options:
    • Self-treating with nonprescription medications, such as combination aspirin-acetaminophen-caffeine preparations
    • Treating with medications prescribed by a physician, including nonsteroidal anti-in
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    When a person experiences pain, the perception of pain involves a coordinated effort between the peripheral nerves, spinal cord and brain.

    Peripheral nerves associated with the skin, muscles, connective tissue, bones, joints and the lining of internal organs are equipped with specialized receptors...Read More
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    You have a headache emergency and should see your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately if you are experiencing the following:
    • severe headache with sudden onset
    • headache pain that feels like an explosion or thunderclap
    • severe headache that is clearly your worst-ever headache
    • headache
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    Looking for a diabetes-friendly food? Follow Popeye's example. Spinach, kale, chard, and other leafy greens are loaded with vitamins, such as folate; minerals, such as magnesium; a range of phytonutrients; and insoluble fiber -- all of which have virtually no impact on your blood sugar level. Mark Hyman, MD, author...Read More
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    The consequences of allowing this soft sticky, bacterial film to build up between the teeth are numerous. It can destroy the outer enamel of your child’s teeth. Her gums may become irritated and bleed and her breath may start to smell. After a while, these soft, sticky plaques will harden into crusty...Read More
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    People in a study experienced better blood flow in their brachial arteries just three hours after eating the equivalent of one and a quarter cups of grapes. At 60 calories a delicious cup, that's a pretty juicy deal.

    The blood flow benefits were even better after three weeks of consistent eating....Read More
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    RealAge shared a health tip with you:
    3 Reasons to Keep Drinking Coffee
    While coffee's high caffeine content poses a threat to blood pressure, a cup of Joe may defend you against three common diseases. Read More
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    "If you're going to make one change, eat more fruits and vegetables every day," says David Katz, MD, director of the Prevention Research Center at Yale University School of Medicine. "That's the single most consistent finding for better overall health." Be sure to eat plenty of greens every day,...Read More
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    "Ninety percent of wrinkles are from the sun, so sun protection factor (SPF) is the best anti-ager. Everything else is icing on the cake," explains Doris Day, M.D., author of Forget the Facelift. The biggest mistakes people make are not using enough sunscreen and not reapplying their sunscreen. Use enough sunscreen to...Read More
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    RealAge shared a health tip with you:
    Warning Signs In Your Eyes
    You may not need a blood test to check for high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes. Your eyes offer another way to spot those health problems too. Read More
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    Whether your goal is to lose weight or just stay active over time, you can double your chances of success by teaming up with like-minded people. Research shows social networks have a huge impact on how you behave when it comes to health -- for better or worse. Weight gains and losses are especially s...Read More