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Fresh Grounds For Coffee: Study Shows It May Boost Longevity

Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily.

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Social Ties Could Preserve Memory, Slow Brain Aging

Something as basic as how long it takes to drive or walk to a friend’s house can make a big difference as we get older.

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Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet with Walnuts.  (PRNewsFoto/California Walnut Commission)

Mediterranean Diet Boosts Beneficial Bacteria

Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center found that eating a plant-based diet enhanced the good bacteria living in the gut by up to 7 percent as compared to only 0.5 percent from eating a more meat-centric, Western diet.

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Pets In Nursing Homes Bring Both Benefits And Risks

Pets that visit nursing homes or live there with a resident can be a benefit to all, but administrators also need to consider possible risks like injuries and illness and develop policies to avoid them.

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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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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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