How to Protect Against Heart Disease

SUNDAY, Feb. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, but there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself, a cardiologist says. “Heart disease kills hundreds of thousands of Americans each year, but many of these conditions are preventable,” said researcher Dr.…

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Good Deeds Soothe Stress

SATURDAY, Feb. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If the constant stream of bad news from around the world gets to you, one psychiatrist suggests that helping others might make you feel better. “The sheer volume of stressful events occurring on a near-daily basis can make people feel pessimistic or fearful,” said researcher Emanuel Maidenberg, a…

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Why It's Great to Learn a Second Language

FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Is learning a second language on your bucket list? Here’s compelling evidence to get started right away. Numerous studies at institutions, including Penn State, have found that learning a new language is great for brain health. It can strengthen your brain just as exercise strengthens your muscles. And…

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