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Atrial fibrillation (a-tre-al fi-bri-LA-shun), or AF, is a problem with the heart s rhythm. It s a fairly common condition in people over the age of 65, says Philip Taylor, M.D., medical director atMaris Grove. ' An estimated 2.2 million Americans are living with AF.
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Erickson Livinghealth and wellness experts can be found atErickson Living communities all over the U.S.This month our expert is Philip Taylor, M.D., medical director atMaris Grove
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[caption id="attachment_13995" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Tai chi is like moving meditation moving the body slowly and gently while breathing regularly."]

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Vitamin D saves lives, says Rasa Kazlauskaite, M.D., endocrinologist and director of the Rush University Prevention Center in Chicago. A large-scale study published in 2008 showed that people who took a placebo were more likely to die earlier than people who took vitamin D supplements.

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Sarcopenia, or wasting away of the muscles, has been considered a normal part of the aging process. But experts are finding that doesn t have to be the case. [caption id="attachment_13505" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Weight-bearing exercises, also known as resistance training, help preserve muscle mass. Start light and increase weight over time.

Truth about Vitamin D

One of the most remarkable findings about vitamin D came about by accident at an unlikely place a maximum-security hospital for the criminally insane. In April of 2005, an influenza epidemic raged through the population at Atascadero State Hospital in Atascadero, California. But as it progressed, Dr.

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Ericksonhealth and wellness experts can be found atErickson Living communities all over the U.S.This month our expert is Austin T.
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Ericksonhealth and wellness experts can be found atErickson Living communities all over the U.S.This month our expert is Shaveta Kotwal, M.D., medical director at ' Ashby Pondsin ' Ash
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The doctor said your loved one s memory problems are due to progressive dementia most likely Alzheimer s disease. Your role as a caregiver is about to become very important. Preparing for that role may seem daunting. [caption id="attachment_12770" align="alignright" width="280" caption="A support group, including your physician, can be a big help in dealing with stress related to caregiving.