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Why we are afraid to take a risk as we age

Age itself is not the determining factor in how an individual views or tolerates risk when making decisions. Instead, it is the age-related decline in the volume of gray matter in our brain.

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Recreational marijuana use on the rise among over 50 set

There is a common misperception that widespread marijuana use is limited to younger generations. However, the baby boomer generation has reported higher rates of substance use than any preceding generation.

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Study: Are dementia cases beginning to slow down?

In a hopeful sign for the health of the nation’s brains, the percentage of American seniors with dementia is dropping, a new study finds.

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Dementia cases are slowing down

In a hopeful sign for the health of the nation’s brains, the percentage of American seniors with dementia is dropping, a new study finds.

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Why some songs get stuck in your head

Almost all of us get songs stuck in our heads from time to time but why do certain tunes have the ‘stick factor’?

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Vitamin D research challenges view of its benefits

A simple Google search for “what does vitamin D do?” highlights the widely used dietary supplement’s role in regulating calcium absorption and promoting bone growth. But now it appears that vitamin D has much wider effects.

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