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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016
By: IRC Blog

Poor hearing can affect your mental and physical health

Impaired hearing is more than just an inconvenience. 

Researchers like Dr. Frank Lin at Johns Hopkins University have linked hearing loss with cognitive decline, physical and emotional problems. In a recent study, Dr. Lin and his associates found that people with hearing deficiencies lost cognitive abilities including memory and concentration at a rate 30 to 40 percent faster than people with normal hearing. 

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IRC Blog
Posted: Saturday, April 2, 2016

Dancing proves to be good for your heart

Which do you think is better for you: fast walking or dancing? 

Though fast walking is certainly good exercise, you might be surprised to learn that dancing may have even greater health benefits for your heart than a brisk stroll. Researchers at Western Sydney University in Australia followed more than 48,000 older people over a 10-year period and found that those who danced were 49 percent less likely to die of heart disease than those who rarely or never danced. The study found that the dancers’ risk from heart disease was 21 percent less than those who regularly walked. 

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