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Doctors Prescribe Plant-Based Diets for Heart Disease

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in many countries around the world.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 600,000 Americans die from heart disease annu…

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4 Everyday Toxins That Age You

The phrase "age is just a number" is bandied about by everyone from fitness gurus to life coaches, but there is an undeniable element of truth to the tired cliché. Men and women in their 90s and 100s …

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The Brain Benefits of Bilingualism

In an increasingly connected world, the everyday advantages of being able to speak multiple languages are easy to recognize. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, bilingualism…

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10 Inspiring People Whose Lives Began After 60

In 2010, there were about 524 million people aged 65 or older -- and that number is expected to grow dramatically in the near future. In nearly every country, the over-60 demographic is growing faster…

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5 Life Lessons I Learned From College

As the college commencement season is in full swing, and I receive invitations and graduation announcements, I started reflecting on my own college experience, what that big day meant to me, and wheth…

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Top 10 Healthiest States for Seniors in 2014

How effective are we--as individuals and as a society--when it comes to maintaining our health as we age? That's one of the main questions posed by the "America's Health Rankings Senior Report: A Call…

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The Clever Way Brazilian Students & American Retirees Are Helping Each Other

What do you get when you combine older Americans who want someone to talk to and young Brazilians who want to learn English? The "Speaking Exchange" program, an innovative program developed by the Bra…

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3 Things In Your Home That Could Be Aging You Prematurely

What if you could look and feel younger by simply making some small shifts in your home environment? Every day we're exposed to hundreds of untested chemicals---from additives in food to endocrine …

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Scientists Uncover Special Memory Trick for Seniors

We've all heard the "Those who can't do, teach," maxim. But based on the findings of a new University of Florida study, perhaps the better phrase would be "Those who can't remember, should teach." …

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Horses Have a Miraculous Effect on People with Alzheimer’s

The breathtaking majesty of equine power and grace has given horses a storied place in the lives and legends of human beings. Now, a new study from Ohio State University has found that horses can also…

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