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Height is a Factor in These 5 Diseases

My husband and I differ in height by 13 inches, and while I lament the challenges of being shorter, he reassures me that being taller is not always a picnic.† The reality is that there are benefits as…

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6 Everyday Habits for Better Brain Health

June 2014 is the first-ever Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, an ideal time for all of us to take stock of whether our daily routines are enhancing or degrading the health of the all-important or…

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6 Signs You Need to Eat More Fat

Look at the aisles of low-fat products in any grocery store, and it might be hard to believe that fat can actually be good for you. Fats can be just as vital to your health as your daily intake of veg…

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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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Real-Life Love Stories That Will Banish Your Inner Cynic (Video)

All too often, we walk around in a jaded mindsetómaking assumptions about the selfish motivations behind the actions of strangers, colleagues and acquaintances. Apart from being purely unproductive…

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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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The Shocking Alzheimer’s Revelation that Could Impact 600,000 Americans

Memory loss is often regarded as the hallmark of Alzheimerís, but more than 10 percent of Alzheimerís patients have little or no trouble with their recall, according to a surprising, new Mayo Clinic r…

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Dog Helps Alzheimer’s Patient Regain Speech (video)

Research has proven therapy dogs have helped Alzheimer's patients with sundown syndrome. But, sometimes the family dog doesn't even need training to help people with Alzheimer's. Lisa Abeyta posted th…

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What Makes a Person Compassionate?

Compassion, both for ourselves and for others, is a key component of maintaining well-being as we age. A new study has uncovered which elements play a significant role in developing this deep sense of…

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