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Recovering From Sleep Deprivation Takes Longer Than Expected

Sep 14, 2021 by Total Access Medical

It is common knowledge that sleep is essential for virtually all living creatures. However, new research suggests that the ability to readily “catch up” on lost sleep later is more myth than fact.

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Does Metabolism Change With Age?

Sep 07, 2021 by Total Access Medical

Most of us remember a time when we could eat anything we wanted and not gain weight. But a new study suggests your metabolism -- the rate at which you burn calories -- actually peaks much earlier in life, and starts its inevitable decline later than you might guess.

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The Best Ways To Improve Your Memory

Aug 31, 2021 by Total Access Medical

All day every day, your brain is bombarded with new information. If you feel like you’re forgetting more than you should—or if you just want to pump up your retention and recall — there are some science-backed ways to improve your memory.

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Tips to Get Better Sleep

Aug 24, 2021 by Total Access Medical

Good sleep is important for our bodies and minds. Without it, it’s hard to concentrate, our immune system is weakened, and we can become short-tempered, just to name a few things.

There are ways to get better sleep, with or without medications. 

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Tips To Maintain A Healthy Weight

Aug 17, 2021 by Total Access Medical

The truth is there is no “one size fits all” solution to permanent healthy weight loss. What works for one person may not work for you, since our bodies respond differently to different foods, depending on genetics and other health factors. To find the method of weight loss that’s right for you will likely take time and require patience, commitment, and some experimentation with different foods and diets.

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Does Chronic Stress Increase the Likelihood of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease?

Aug 10, 2021 by Total Access Medical

Researchers have determine in a new study that chronic stress may contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The link between stress and Alzheimer’s disease could be due to a response in a part of the body called the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, a pathway in the brain responsible for stress responses.

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Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Which Foods Reduce Inflammation?

Aug 03, 2021 by Total Access Medical

Inflammation can be both good and bad. On one hand, it helps your body defend itself from infection and injury. On the other hand, chronic inflammation can lead to weight gain and disease. Stress, inflammatory foods, and low activity levels can make this risk even greater.

However, studies demonstrate that some foods can fight inflammation.

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Physical Activity May Counter Negative Health Effects of Poor Sleep

Jul 27, 2021 by Total Access Medical

A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine investigates the joint association of physical activity and sleep with mortality risks.

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Children Who Eat More Ultra-Processed Food Gain Weight More Quickly

Jul 20, 2021 by Total Access Medical

A 17-year study of more than 9,000 children suggests that children who eat more ultra-processed food are more likely to be overweight or obese as adults.

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How Does Diet Influence Immune Function

Jul 13, 2021 by Total Access Medical

We may take it for granted that our diet can influence the way our immune systems work. But how and why does what we eat impact the immune response? 

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