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The Flu and Your Heart

January 15, 2013
Did you know that people with heart disease have an increased risk of pneumonia, respiratory failure, heart attack and death from the flu than those with healthy hearts? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu causes an estimated 36,000 deaths and 200,000 hospitalizations annually in the United States and we…

Learning Boosts Brainpower At Any Age

January 8, 2013
If you want to keep your brain sharp as you age, commit to learning something new every day and mix up your routine. New information and experiences stimulate the neurons in the brain that help keep your mind healthy and active. In a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience, researchers taught 60-year-old adults how…