quality sleep becomes more elusive in older people

Why Is Quality Sleep More Elusive As You Age?

Your primary care doctors at MD 2.0 in Jupiter, know that many of our patients experience differing types and degrees of insomnia at all ages, but quality sleep becomes more elusive in older people. Now a new study published in the journal Neuron this month explains why. Popular wisdom until now has held that older adults sleep less because they need less sleep, but that is not the case. The Sleep Foundation says that older people need the same seven-to-nine hours of sleep as everyone else. The problem is, they can’t get it.

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Exercise Necessary During Pregnancy

For years, pregnant women were told to avoid exercise because of perceived danger to the fetus. But this month, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that has attributed those recommendations, along with the simultaneous recommendation for women increase calorie intake during their pregnancies, to the rising worldwide epidemic of obesity.

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Go Nuts! They Can Help You Live Longer

Your concierge medical doctors at MD 2.0 in Jupiter, FL, want you to know that nuts are not just for snacking on at parties. Several studies have shown that all types of nuts can help improve your general health. From weight control to heart health, and even lower cancer risk, those little tree fruits can make a real difference in your overall well-being.

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can grief kill you

Can Grief Kill?

When actress Carrie Fisher died in January, her mother, Debbie Reynolds, took it especially hard.

“I just want to be with Carrie,” Todd Fisher said were his mother’s last words. Reynolds, 84, died the day after her daughter’s death, reportedly of a stroke.

Was this just a sad coincidence, or can grief really kill a person? Actually, it can, either quickly, as in Reynolds’ case, or over a relatively brief period of time.

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