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Could Moderate Drinking Lead To Cognitive Decline?

Drinking seven or more units of alcohol per week is associated with higher iron levels in the brain, according to a study of about 21,000 people.

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Mouse In The House: What Should We Do?

My son Patrick came into the kitchen, his face worried. “I caught a mouse in the basement.” I looked at him and shrugged. Mice come into our house all the time, part of life in the Connecticut woods.

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Booster Now Or Wait? Riding Out Covid’s Next Wave

Gwyneth Paige didn’t want to get vaccinated against covid-19 at first. With her health issues she wanted to see how other people fared after the shots.

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Health Care Debt: An Unexpected, Unhealthy Burden

Politicians like to talk about how many Americans have health insurance. But what we don’t discuss is how many Americans  —  with and without health coverage  —  still go into serious health care debt.

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Raising Our Kids: How The Clues Were There All Along

Recently I heard two young mothers musing about what their children might be when they grew up.

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Keeping the Faith — Or Your Willingness to Push Yourself — As You Grow Older

Did you ever want to get really good at something when you were younger? As you grow older, you tend to lose some of the spark and the belief in yourself that you’ll succeed. But — there’s hope.

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