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Five Great Reasons to Shop at Your Local Farmers Market

female vendor standing at a farmers marketWe’re coming up upon the traditional harvest season—a great time to check out the offerings at a farmers market! Here’s what you’ll find: The freshest produce! Fruits and veggies at the grocery story may have traveled long and far before they show up on the shelf. Grown, packaged and treated to survive the journey, taste […]
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Who Can Speed Up Stroke Treatment? Everyone!

three paramedicsWhen it comes to stroke, the sooner treatment begins, the better. To shorten the time between a stroke and the beginning of treatment, researchers are examining a lot of angles. Their focus includes: Hospitals A July 2019 study from UCLA found that speeding up stroke treatment in hospitals by only 15 minutes could save many […]
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We Can Grow New Brain Cells Even Through Our 90s

female scientist working on a model of the brainFor some time, experts have debated whether human adults continue to grow new brain cells (neurons), or whether we pretty much have all the neurons we’re going to have by the end of our teenage years or so. The complete answer is far beyond the scope of this article, but we’d like to share some […]
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Keep Seniors Hydrated This Summer

older man drinking from a water bottle outdoorsDid you read about the recent studies showing that exercise provides an immediate boost to the memory of seniors? Turns out there’s a catch, reports the American Physiological Society (APA); the benefits may not apply if a person is suffering from dehydration. That’s far from the only reason older adults should be sure to have […]
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