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A-Fib and Alcohol
Drinking alcohol is risky for people who occasionally experience an irregular heartbeat. Even one drink can trigger an episode of A-Fib.
A Food-by-Food Look at Longevity
You know what you eat affects your health, and now it has been quantified: Some foods add healthy minutes to life; others take them away.
Don't Stay Thirsty — Hydrate for Heart Health
Drinking too little fluid in midlife is associated with a risk of heart failure in later life. Stay hydrated: Aim for a couple quarts a day.
It's Probably Not Your Metabolism...
Think your weight gain is caused by a slower metabolism? Think again -- unless you're in your 90s. Consider eating less, exercising more.
Being Heard Shapes the Brain
Seniors stay more resilient mentally if they have people they can talk things over with who really listen. How are your listening skills?
Give Lonely Seniors Opportunities to Socialize Ahead of Meds
Lonely seniors are more likely to feel depressed and anxious. That's why social interactions can often help them more than medications.
A Colorful Way to Prevent Memory Loss
Deeply colored fruits and vegetables contain compounds that slow cellular aging. Now it appears they can preserve memory, too.
Even Bigger Benefits from Vitamin C
Vitamin C, with its anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting powers, is even more crucial to health than we've thought. Here's why.
BP Meds Are Not All the Same
High blood pressure is often treated with medications that keep blood vessels open. But one of these drugs has some serious side effects.
The Heart Failure-Cancer Connection
Cancer treatment can weaken the heart, but now it appears the reverse is also true: heart failure raises the risk of certain cancers.
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