Test Your Brain Fitness 

What a simple battery of tasks can — and cannot — tell about cognition Banana. Sunrise. Chair. Read these three words aloud and commit them to memory. If you can recall them by the end of this article, then you’ve passed a standard test doctors use to check brain fitness. While modern science has proven…

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Why Friends Are Good for Your Health and Well-Being

When her father died, Margarite Avendano found herself “a little bit alone” after tending to him full time as his health declined. As a caretaker, she says, “you kind of hide yourself. There’s a stigma. You become more isolated.” So she decided to work on her own health — by making new friends. She joined an…

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8 Ways to Get More Energy Fast

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 15 percent of women and 10 percent of men in the United States regularly feel tired or exhausted. But there’s often a simple solution. “Your energy level during the day could be related to many things, including sleep, fitness and food,” says Deirdre Conroy, clinical…

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What Your Eye Color Can Say About Your Health

Your eyes are said to be the window to your soul — but they may also be a window to your health. Your eye color may signal a predisposition to certain medical conditions, such as skin or eye cancer. And while actual changes in eye color are rare, they can also indicate an underlying health…

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15 Tips To Keep Your Bladder Healthy

People rarely talk about bladder health, but everyone is affected by it. Located in the lower abdomen, the bladder is a hollow organ, much like a balloon, that stores urine. Urine contains waste and extra fluid left over after the body takes what it needs from what we eat and drink. Each day, adults pass…

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The 8 Worst Habits for Your Eyes 

The importance of an annual eye exam cannot be overstated. Not only does it help you keep tabs on any changes in your vision, but it’s a must for detecting the big vision thieves: glaucoma, cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), all of which can cause irreparable harm before you’ve even noticed any vision loss, says Michelle Andreoli, M.D.,…

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