Moving Right Along: Early Detection for Parkinson’s

(DGIwire) — Parkinson’s disease afflicts up to 1.5 million Americans, according to the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF). On its website, the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation notes the disease involves the malfunction and death of vital nerve cells in the brain, called neurons. According to the NPF, Parkinson’s primarily affects neurons in an area of the brain […]

Ending Parkinson’s: Could a ‘Growth Factor’ Hold the Key?

(DGIwire) — A recent human trial testing the clinical effectiveness of a growth-factor compound in those with Parkinson’s disease showed promising results. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, raised the possibility that there could, in the future, be regenerative treatments for those suffering from Parkinson’s. Better still, the treatments would use the […]

Resolution: Improve Your Health, Americans

(DGIwire)  Health and fitness are always at the top of the list when it comes to New Year Resolutions regardless of anyone’s age. That is the good news and also the bad news because overall health in America is going in the wrong direction. Although you may hear that average life span in the United […]

Re-fresh Your Memory: Eat These Smarter Brain Foods

(DGIwire)  What do berries, avocados, nuts, seeds and deep water fish like salmon have in common?  They are all natural foods delivered by Mother Nature and have been shown to be very healthy foods for our brains. Strong scientific evidence exists that eating blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and other berry fruits has beneficial effects on the […]

Preventing Osteoarthritis: What You Can Do

(DGIwire) — Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease. It was once considered a problem of older folks, but it is now becoming more common in middle-aged and even young adults as a result of obesity and sports-related injuries. Traditionally, doctors advised people with osteoarthritis to take it easy to protect their joints. However, studies now find that weight loss combined with exercise—specifically to improve […]

13 Easy Ways to Improve Your Health

(DGIwire)  With all the seemingly conflicting diet and exercise guidelines these days it’s no wonder people often struggle with incorporating a simple plan to improve their health. There are however many things almost all health professionals agree on. Tom Griesel, a health guru and co-author of the best selling health book TurboCharged offers the following […]