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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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6 Things Women Should Know About Health Care

If someone asked me a month ago what a “well-woman visit” is, I would have posited that it’s the magical time of year when you visit your gynecologist and he or she pokes around in your vagina. (Then …

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

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

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These 2 Activities Can Help You Age Better

Incontinence and cognitive impairment are two of the most prevalent problems experienced by aging adults, affecting an estimated 25 million and 16 million Americans, respectively. But two new studies …

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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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The Number One Reason Elders Should Be Online

A few hours online could reduce an older adult's chances of succumbing to the twin plagues of loneliness and depression by more than 30 percent, says a recent analysis published in the Journal of Gero…

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Overlooked Superfood Lowers Cholesterol

"Eat your peas!" is a common refrain in many households at meal time.  That particular command may be rivaled by "Eat your beans!" thanks to new research compiled by a group of American and Canadian s…

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