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Laughter Acts As A Stress Buffer: Even Smiling Helps Trump Risks Future Of Social Security The New Normal in a Post-Vaccine World Cognitive Functioning: Boomers Show Concerning Decline 12 Lifestyle Changes Could Delay, Prevent Dementia Blood Test For Alzheimer’s Disease A Step Closer Marriage: How Do You Celebrate 40 Years of Everything? Happiness, what
 
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Laughter Acts As A Stress Buffer: Even Smiling Helps

People who laugh frequently in their everyday lives may be better equipped to deal with stressful events, although this does not seem to apply to the intensity of laughter.

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Trump Risks Future Of Social Security & Medicare

President Donald Trump on Saturday bypassed the nation’s lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount.

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The New Normal in a Post-Vaccine World

Imagine this scenario, perhaps a year or two in the future: An effective COVID-19 vaccine is routinely available and the world is moving forward. Life, however, will likely never be the same, particularly for people over 60.

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Cognitive Functioning: Boomers Show Concerning Decline

In a reversal of trends, American baby boomers scored lower on a test of cognitive functioning than did members of previous generations.

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12 Lifestyle Changes Could Delay, Prevent Dementia

Modifying 12 risk factors over a lifetime could delay or prevent 40 percent of dementia cases, according to an updated report.

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Blood Test For Alzheimer’s Disease A Step Closer

An experimental blood test was highly accurate at distinguishing people with Alzheimer’s disease from those without it in several studies, boosting hopes that there soon may be a simple way to help diagnose this most common form of dementia.

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Marriage: How Do You Celebrate 40 Years of Everything?

Randy and I didn’t expect to have our big anniversary during a pandemic. But here we are and we’re adjusting.

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Happiness, what’s love got to do with it?

How accurate was William Shakespeare when he said, “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?”

Fresh-squeezed veggie juice finally comes of age

09 April 2010

At midmorning, the line at Liquiteria is almost out the door. Customers at the bright, cheerful juice bar can’t seem to get enough of owner Doug Green’s menu of smoothies and fresh-squeezed juices. Some of the drinks are billed as energy builders; others promise to burn fat, boost the immune system or detoxify the lymph […]

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10 ways to be happy and healthy in 2010

09 April 2010

It’s easy being green — Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, carnivore or pescetarian, vegetables should be a central part of your diet. Often referred to as a “protective food,” dark green foods provide essential vitamins and nutrients to your body that protect you from many of life’s worst diseases.

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Answers to pressing 401(k) questions

09 April 2010

The stock market seems to have turned a corner and mutual funds are growing again. For 401(k) investors there’s an opportunity to regain some lost ground, but they’ll need to make some decisions. How do you make the right choices without taking on too much risk again?

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More Roth IRA conversions allowed

09 April 2010

In retirement, your paycheck might go away, but taxes won’t. Still your tax bill can be hard to predict. To have some control over how much you pay the government each year, you should have both taxable and non-taxable accounts from which to draw your retirement income.

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Little-known infection a danger to seniors

09 April 2010

In mid-July, Arthur J. Sommas 86-year-old father fell at his home in Waterbury. He went to Waterbury Hospital for treatment of a compressed disk. After a nine-day stay, he was released to a convalescent home to recuperate.

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Americans turn to technology to manage chronic ailments at home

09 April 2010

Technology has revolutionized how Americans manage chronic diseases, empowering us to monitor important health indicators in the comfort of our own homes. From monitoring blood pressure and blood oxygen levels to the electronic transmission of health information, technology is helping us take better charge of our own health.

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