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THE SECRET TO LONGEVITY

According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 1920 the average life expectancy was 54. Today, it is 78. So, what is the secret?

The Longevity Project, a book based on an 8 decade long study at Stanford University, found that “conscientious people” tend to live longer. A conscientious person is more likely to obey rules, seek healthy relationships, and avoid risky situations.

“Most people who live to an old age do so not because they have beaten cancer, heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease; rather, the long-lived have mostly avoided serious ailments altogether,” said authors Howard S. Friedman and Leslie R. Martin. Read more »

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THE SECRET TO LONGEVITY

According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 1920 the average life expectancy was 54. Today, it is 78. So, what is the secret?

The Longevity Project, a book based on an 8 decade long study at Stanford University, found that “conscientious people” tend to live longer. A conscientious person is more likely to obey rules, seek healthy relationships, and avoid risky situations.

“Most people who live to an old age do so not because they have beaten cancer, heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease; rather, the long-lived have mostly avoided serious ailments altogether,” said authors Howard S. Friedman and Leslie R. Martin. Read more »

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MEDICAL STUDIES LACK SENIOR PARTICIPATION

Experimental studies are critical to advancing medical treatments and drugs, however recent statistics have shown that the senior population is underrepresented. Seniors are often omitted from controlled testing because of complicated health conditions or for fear they will increase the risk of side effects.

In a recent New York Times article, Stanford researchers Dr. Donna Zulman and Dr. Keith Humphreys write, “As clinicians who care for older patients ourselves, we want to make sure that we’re giving them the best treatment possible. But we can’t do that if we don’t have evidence for what works and what doesn’t.”

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MEDICAL STUDIES LACK SENIOR PARTICIPATION

Experimental studies are critical to advancing medical treatments and drugs, however recent statistics have shown that the senior population is underrepresented. Seniors are often omitted from controlled testing because of complicated health conditions or for fear they will increase the risk of side effects.

In a recent New York Times article, Stanford researchers Dr. Donna Zulman and Dr. Keith Humphreys write, “As clinicians who care for older patients ourselves, we want to make sure that we’re giving them the best treatment possible. But we can’t do that if we don’t have evidence for what works and what doesn’t.”

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RED MEAT LINKED TO BREAST CANCER

A recent study at Harvard found that women who ate a higher amount of red meat also had higher instances of breast cancer.

This may be in part to the carcinogens released when cooked at high temperatures and the protein intake which affects the level of growth hormone IGF-I, a known trigger of cancer cell growth.

While there could be other factors that contributed to the increased instances of cancer, the researchers conclude that red meat “may be a risk factor for breast cancer, and replacing red meat with a combination of legumes, poultry, nuts and fish may reduce the risk of breast cancer.”

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RED MEAT LINKED TO BREAST CANCER

A recent study at Harvard found that women who ate a higher amount of red meat also had higher instances of breast cancer.

This may be in part to the carcinogens released when cooked at high temperatures and the protein intake which affects the level of growth hormone IGF-I, a known trigger of cancer cell growth.

While there could be other factors that contributed to the increased instances of cancer, the researchers conclude that red meat “may be a risk factor for breast cancer, and replacing red meat with a combination of legumes, poultry, nuts and fish may reduce the risk of breast cancer.”

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THE CHANGING FACE OF RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES

Retirement communities have long been Sun Belt developments filled with golf carts and “early-bird” specials. But real estate developers are finding that today’s boomers have different ideas about their retirement homes.

“Today, people do not want a geezer ghetto,” said Margaret Wylde, president of ProMatura Group, a market research firm in Oxford, Miss., “Buyers want an active environment with walking trails and easy access to amenities outside the community.”

Buyers are also increasingly choosing to stay near their hometowns, rather than retire to warmer climates, so they can be closer to their families and health care providers. Del-Webb has built a number of age restrictive neighborhoods in the Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, and Detroit areas. Read more »

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THE CHANGING FACE OF RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES

Retirement communities have long been Sun Belt developments filled with golf carts and “early-bird” specials. But real estate developers are finding that today’s boomers have different ideas about their retirement homes.

“Today, people do not want a geezer ghetto,” said Margaret Wylde, president of ProMatura Group, a market research firm in Oxford, Miss., “Buyers want an active environment with walking trails and easy access to amenities outside the community.”

Buyers are also increasingly choosing to stay near their hometowns, rather than retire to warmer climates, so they can be closer to their families and health care providers. Del-Webb has built a number of age restrictive neighborhoods in the Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, and Detroit areas. Read more »

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I'm Ready For My Close Up: Practical Preparation For Your Video Content Marketing

I'm Ready For My Close Up: Practical Preparation For Your Video Content Marketing

Let’s face it. Appearing on camera can be pretty intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be.

If you’re considering video content marketing, there’s a good chance you or one of your colleagues will end up immortalized on what (hopefully) will be a viral video that celebrates and showcases the best of what your business offers. And, converts those views into billable business.

While there are some folks out there who are ‘naturals’ when it comes to going on camera and looking and sounding amazing, the best advice for the rest of us is to plan and prepare.

Here are some techniques, tips and tricks that may put you more at ease when you’re ready to hit that record button.

*RELAX! BE YOURSELF Read more »

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Quiessence Hosts Pillsbury Wine Company Dinner

Quiessence Hosts Pillsbury Wine Company Dinner

Whisk away to the wine groves of Southern Arizona as Sam Pillsbury takes you on a summer wine tasting journey with his collection of exclusive traditional and blended wines at Quiessence at The Farm.

Paired with delicate dishes sourced straight from local Phoenix farmers and the Quiessence edible garden, Chef Dustin Christofolo will be creating a four course menu to compliment the tasting. Utilizing his experience from the Wine Immersion Program at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, Chef Dustin is able to combine his modern twist on classic food techniques to highlight Pillsbury’s award-winning wines.

Enjoy this chef dinner and wine pairings at our community dinner table in our private solarium, overlooking our back patio garden. Read more »

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