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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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North and South Korean Relatives Reunite After Decades of Separation

A few hundred Koreans just won the lottery, but claimed a prize far more precious than money. In a rare display of diplomacy, the governments of North and South Korea temporarily shelved their disa…

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These Seniors Are Having a Way Better Snow Day Than You (Video)

As wild storms and frigid temperatures ravage the country all we seem to hear about is 12-hour traffic jams and downed power lines. But the spirit of wintertime fun is still alive and well, even fo…

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Top 7 Tips for Engaging the Elderly & Disabled

Follow these top seven tips to engage the elderly or disabled effectively!…

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Frostbite and Hypothermia: What You Need to Know

Brrr.... with much of the nation caught in winter’s icy cold grip, this is a good time to remember that exposure to very cold temperatures can cause serious -- even life-threatening -- health cons…

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Unsung Heroes: Celebrating Family Caregivers

Caregivers. There are about 65 million people in the United States who identify themselves as caregivers. On average, these unsung heroes spend 20 hours per week tending to friends or family me…

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How Friendships Improve Health

Move over omega 3’s and colorful berries!  There’s something else on the menu for good health and longevity…friendship. In numerous studies, researchers are finding that people who have strong …

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Alzheimer’s and Eyesight: An Important Connection

A University of Michigan study finds a link between vision and Alzheimer's.  The study was based on medical information and surveys from 625 people compiled from 1992-2005. None of these individua…

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