(MSN HEALTHY LIVING) By Keely Savoie
What baby boomers need to know now.
Here’s a hard truth for baby boomers: We’re not getting any younger. And because we comprise 26% of this country’s population, our aging means that disease demographics are shifting on a national scale. Case in point: By the year 2050, the number of people aged 65 and older who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease is expected to nearly triple.
That’s according to new research from the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging in Chicago, which estimates that the number of older Americans afflicted with Alzheimer’s will surge from today’s 5 million to 13.8 million within the next four decades. To reach that conclusion, experts relied on a detailed demographic assessment of Alzheimer’s disease incidence, along with census information and population projections. Read more
(StatePoint) Whether you are at-risk for developing a heart condition or you’re one of the 13 million Americans who suffer from coronary artery disease, arming yourself with the facts you need to stay healthy can help.
Learn about coronary artery disease, its symptoms and about the latest developments in treatment.
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease is caused when plaque buildup creates blockages or narrowings in the arteries. The blockages restrict blood flow and reduce the amount of oxygen delivered to the heart, potentially putting a person at risk for a heart attack.
Common symptoms of coronary artery disease include chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue and overall weakness.
Simple lifestyle changes can help prevent and manage coronary artery disease. These include managing obesity and high blood pressure, living an active lifestyle, making healthy dietary choices and stopping smoking.
Improved Treatments Read more