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Are Good Friends The Secret to Mental Health?

Ask Edith Smith, a proud 103-year-old, about her friends, and she’ll give you an earful. There’s Johnetta, 101, whom she’s known for 70 years and who has Alzheimer’s disease.

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That Feeling in Your Joints

Rainy weather has long been blamed for achy joints. Unjustly so, according to new research from Harvard Medical School.

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Lack of Communication Creates Risk of Clashes Between Medicines

Most older Americans take multiple medicines every day. But a new poll suggests they don’t get enough help to make sure those medicines actually mix safely.

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Lose Fat, Preserve Muscle: Weight Training Beats Cardio

Weight training or cardio? For older adults trying to slim down, pumping iron might be the way to go.

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Close Friends Linked to Sharper Memory

Maintaining positive, warm and trusting friendships might be the key to a slower decline in memory and cognitive functioning.

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Black Tea May Help With Weight Loss, Other Benefits

The percentage of bacteria associated with obesity decreased, while bacteria associated with lean body mass increased.

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