The Link Between Depression and Your Heart Health: New Study Finds Treating Depression Helps Your Heart

By Steven Tew
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Unlike some illnesses, depression is no respecter of persons, nationality or age.
 
It affects the old and young, the strong and weak, the outgoing and shy, and as more and more people of influence speak out about the severity and reality of mental illness, depression is becoming a major topic throughout the world today.

Are You Shaped More Like a Pear or An Apple? New Study Finds Body Shape May Predict Heart Disease Risk

By Molly Araktingi
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One in three people will have cardiovascular disease in their lifetime, and about a third of them will die from a heart attack or similar malfunction before their heart disease is diagnosed. This is a scary statistic to think about. However, a new study has shown that people who have type one or two diabetes who gain weight in their abdomen, or have an apple-shaped body, could be at a higher risk of developing heart disease. 

Keeping Your Brain Healthy As You Age

By Brad Gillman
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There are many health-related issues that occur through aging. The body and mind begin to break down and slow down. You may feel physical changes in your bones, muscles, and heart while changes in your brain’s function, such as memory loss and motor skills, might be more subtle.

Yet there are steps you can take to help slow the toll and keep your brain healthy and alert.

Stepping On: Building Confidence, Reducing Falls

By Intermountain Healthcare
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For Utahns aged 65 and older, falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations, deaths, and traumatic brain injuries. In 2013 alone, 3,200 Utahns aged 65 and older were hospitalized for fall-related injuries. Even without injuries, many seniors develop a fear of falling and, in turn, limit their daily activities. This can result in reduced mobility, decreased strength and balance, and increased risk of falling. However, falling is not an inevitable part of aging. Intermountain Healthcare has partnered with the State Department of Health to provide free fall prevention classes.