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New colorectal screening recommendations for adults aged 50-75

New recommendations for colorectal screening for adults between the ages of 50-75 were recently announced by the American College of Physicians (ACP). According to the ACP, adults in this age group should get screened on a regular basis in one of three ways: A colonoscopy every 10 years A fecal immunochemical test (FIT) or high sensitivity […]

Knowing how to read and write may protect your brain from dementia

A study on older adults (65+) with less than four years of schooling has revealed that being able to read and write may help protect against dementia. Of 938 participants, who were based in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood, 238 were illiterate. Over time, those who were illiterate developed dementia at an earlier age than those […]

The older you are, the better you may be able to manage type 2 diabetes

New research conducted at Carnegie Mellon University shows that younger people who are newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes may have a more difficult time managing the stress of the condition. They found that younger patients (aged 42 and below), especially those with higher education and income levels, experienced higher stress levels, specifically when it […]

Keeping a healthy blood sugar level can lower risk for Alzheimer’s

People who have diabetes or metabolic syndrome (a group of risk factors that often lead to diabetes) have twice the risk of dementia, new research shows. Scientists are now investigating why and are conducting research to better understand the link between blood sugar and the brain’s health. A number of theories exist. One study showed […]

Coming soon: Learn your diabetes risk at a Higi Health Station!

Beginning this Diabetes Awareness Month, in support of the American Diabetes Association’s mission, Higi is introducing a free and convenient on-station risk test for type 2 diabetes.    We are delighted to announce that, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association, Higi is introducing the Diabetes Risk Test, a brand-new service that will be available at 10,000 retail locations nationwide. Just like you’re able to check […]

The CDC recommends getting your flu shot no later than the end of October

The CDC’s most recent guidelines recommend getting your flu vaccination no later than the end of October this year. Getting vaccinated for the flu is particularly important among people who are 65 or older because of their high risk for severe illness and complications. In fact, during most flu seasons, between 70-90% of flu-related deaths affect […]

‘Intensive Blood Pressure Management’ May Preserve Brain Health

More studies are drawing a clear line between a person’s heart health and their long-term brain health. Specifically, new research explores the connection between midlife hypertension and certain brain activity that can cause cognitive impairment later in life. The findings continue to show that keeping your blood pressure at a healthy level can help keep […]