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Study: Mindfulness Meditation May Have Physical And Mental Benefits

Understanding the effects of mindfulness meditation on the body can help improve the design of anti-anxiety therapies. Anxiety can be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

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Night Owls Have Higher Risk Of Dying Sooner

People who like to stay up late and have trouble dragging themselves out of bed in the morning have a higher risk of dying sooner than people who have a natural preference for going to bed early and rise with the sun.

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KENNEBUNK, ME - MAY 19: Former first lady Barbara Bush waves to the crowd as she arrives at the dedication of the Mathew J. Lanigan bridge Friday, May 19, 2017. The bridge was first built in 1933 and connects Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. The new bridge cost $2.7 million and was completed in a very short time frame. (Photo by Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

Barbara Bush’s End-Of-Life Decision Stirs Debate Over ‘Comfort Care’

As she was near death at age 92, former first lady Barbara Bush’s announcement that she was seeking “comfort care” is shining a light, and stirring debate, on what it means to stop trying to fight terminal illness.

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Alcohol Problems Tied To Higher Risk Of Early Dementia

Heavy drinkers may be more likely than other adults to develop dementia, especially in middle age, a French study suggests.

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Part of a series of three senior women making lunch, with Arabian flatbread, hummus, salad, soup and juice.

Medicare Advantage Plans Cleared To Go Beyond Medical Coverage — Even Groceries

Air conditioners for people with asthma, healthy groceries, rides to medical appointments and home-delivered meals may be among the new benefits added to Medicare Advantage coverage when new federal rules take effect next year.

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We Are Hooked On Vitamins Despite Scarce Evidence They Work

When she was a young physician, Dr. Martha Gulati noticed that many of her mentors were prescribing vitamin E and folic acid to patients.

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