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Which Foods Contain Pesticides?

May 23, 2024 by Total Access Medical
A report used data from the US Department of Agriculture to rank 46 foods that are the most and least contaminated with pesticide residues.  Avoiding pesticides is critical for babies and children because of the damage they can cause to the developing brain. 
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5 Lessons From A World-Renowned Happiness Expert

May 21, 2024 by Total Access Medical

Researchers from Harvard University studied adult development, which is the longest-running analysis on adult happiness in the world. They tracked the lives of 700+ participants and 1,300+ descendants over 85 years. Here are 5 life lessons on happiness.

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Six Lifestyle Modifications To Reduce Back Pain: Insights from Dr. Andrew Kirschner

May 16, 2024 by Total Access Medical

Dr. Andrew Kirschner served as the clinical Director of Osteopathic Medicine for Main Line Health‘s family practice residency. He has published two well-reviewed books on back and neck pain, and has spoken extensively on the subject. In this article, Dr. Kirschner discusses six lifestyle modifications that you can make today to help reduce your back pain.

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Is Exercise More Effective Than Medication For Depression And Anxiety?

May 14, 2024 by Total Access Medical

An expansive analysis of existing research concludes that physical activity should be viewed as a first-choice treatment for people living with mental health issues. The analysis distills the conclusions of nearly 100 meta-reviews of randomized controlled trials. The study is published in BJM Sports Medicine.

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What is the Impact of Hypertension on Health?

May 09, 2024 by Total Access Medical

Blood pressure (BP) is the term used to describe the pressure exerted on the arterial walls as blood flows through them, and blood pressure consistently higher than normal is referred to as hypertension. 

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Study Confirms the Mental Health Benefits of Weight Training for Older Individuals

May 07, 2024 by Total Access Medical

Weight training can help reduce body fat and increase muscle strength and mass in older people, contributing to functional autonomy and avoidance of falls and injury. Furthermore, recent studies have shown that it can also benefit the mental health of older people, especially those who suffer from anxiety and depression.

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Better Diet Can Help Prevent The Development Of Dementia As People Age

May 02, 2024 by Total Access Medical

Insights & Implications in Gerontology: The Vital Role of Nutrition in Brain Health," a new publication from the Gerontological Society of America, explores nutritional choices that have been shown to improve cognition and decrease the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in older adults.

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Exercise Can Be The Cure To Your Insomnia

Apr 26, 2024 by Total Access Medical

In a recent study published in the journal BMJ Open, a team of researchers conducted a longitudinal study over 10 years to understand the association between physical activity and sleep duration, daytime sleepiness, and current insomnia symptoms in adults. 

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The New Science of Optimism and Longevity

Apr 25, 2024 by Total Access Medical

Being optimistic or pessimistic is not just a psychological trait or interesting topic of conversation; it’s biologically relevant. Indeed, there is mounting evidence that optimism may serve as a powerful tool for preventing disease and promoting healthy aging.

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How Does Alcohol Affect Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer?

Apr 23, 2024 by Total Access Medical

Alcohol consumption is a major risk factor for the development of colorectal cancer. The connection has been well-established, and the risk seems to be highest for heavy drinkers.

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