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Phthalates Hit the Heart, Hormones, and the Economy
Our exposure to phthalates -- found in cans, cosmetics and packaging -- is greater than we thought. It's worse for the economy, too.
A Promising Way to Preserve Memory
Low levels of electromagnetic stimulation to certain areas of the brain enhanced memory, suggesting a possible hedge against dementia.
The Benefits of Checking Blood Pressure at Home
People with high blood pressure do best when they monitor their pressure often. They find this is easiest when they take their BP at home.
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.
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