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A Different Perspective on Aging

May is Older Americans Month, a time to consider the issues and challenges that confront our aging population. But there are so many misconceptions about aging, it can be hard to tell fact from fictio…

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Yoga or a Walk: Which is Better for Your Heart?

An hour of yoga or a brisk walk: which is better for your heart? The answer may seem obvious, but a new scientific review reveals that each option is equally beneficial when it comes to keeping you…

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The Easily-Treatable Condition That’s Often Mistaken for Alzheimer’s

Great strides have been made in increasing public awareness and research dollars for neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s. But there’s a lesser-known disorder, called…

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What Does it Mean to Age ‘Successfully?’

We all want to “age successfully.” We want to be like the 100-and-something year old super-agers we see profiled on the news—the ones who are still running marathons, doing gymnastics or practicing ai…

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Want to Sleep Better and Feel Happier? Tell Someone ‘Thank You’

Gratitude and mindfulness are touted as two keys to mental and spiritual wellbeing. But scientific studies are increasingly discovering that recognizing the blessings in your life can also have a meas…

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The Sleep Disorder that May Be a Sign of Dementia

If you have a tendency to act out your dreams during deep sleep, your brain health may be in jeopardy. Anywhere from 81 to 90 percent of people with rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD)…

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The Nursing Home Where College Students and Retirees Co-Habitate

Jessica, Onno, Jurien, Jordi, Max and Denise are typical college students: they go to class, hang out with friends and live on a tight budget. But instead of residing in a dorm, they live in the last …

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How Arts and Crafts Can Protect Your Brain

Have you been itching to take up a new hobby? To finally learn how to use a pottery wheel or take that photography class at the local community college? There’s no time like the present to pick up …

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13 Things You Learn While Caring for an Aging Parent

Whether it’s moving in with a mother who’s been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a stopping by a few times a week to help a father whose arthritis prevents him from getting around like he used to…

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Meet the Cat Who Can Sense Death

For more than a decade, Oscar the cat has roamed the third-floor corridors of Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Like most felines, he enjoys sunbathing and ca…

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Kara Foran

Kara is an editor for Care2's Healthy Living. She's happiest when engaging with creative, bright and loving people--whether they are the stranger on... more

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Age is really only a #--it's how you feel within that shows one's true age.

That rock must be pretty enormous...seems quite a few of us have been living under it!

Mary You're welcome.... Shouting at him won't work, it's tempting though, but it's only what he …