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A number of studies support the advice that women ages 55 to 79
should take a low-dose aspirin daily to reduce their risk of
stroke. Aspirin does increase the risk of gastrointestinal
bleeding, so this should be factored into the decision.
Tai chi is gentle and not strenuous, but it has been shown to have a positive effect on muscle strength, flexibility, and balance, and it can be practiced by people in nearly any state of health or physical condition.
Most people can treat an occasional ingrown toenail by soaking it
in warm water and applying antibiotic ointment, but if the
problem occurs frequently, part of the toenail may need to be
According to the authors, although a resting heart rate above 76 may not be as powerful a predictor of heart problems as factors such as smoking, diabetes, or cholesterol levels, it's still a useful indicator
Taking a daily supplement of B vitamins could reduce the risk of
developing macular degeneration.
People who suffer from periodic leg movement disorder, which
disrupts sleep, may find that intense exercise during the day
results in fewer leg movements during sleep and improved sleep
I'm 69 and have been taking Fosamax for 10 years. My doctor has
approved a "drug holiday," provided we use a CTX test to monitor
my bones. Can you explain?