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7/18/2016 – A quarter of Americans worry about running out of money in retirement

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What is out biggest fear when it comes to retirement? Well, according to a new survey from the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council, our biggest fear is running out of money. Twenty-five percent of Americans are worried about that. And it’s not the first survey to show that trend. Read the full article at The Washington Post.  

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7/15/2016 – Clinical Study Targets Racial Disparities In Dementia Risk

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In the United States, elderly African Americans are about two times more likely than their white peers to develop Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. But researchers don’t know why that is. Read the full article at Forbes.

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7/12/2016 – Americans Are Optimistic About Living Longer, But Not About Their Savings

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While the prospect of living longer excites most Americans, the necessity of needing more retirement savings is causing more and more concern for younger generations. Read the full article at The Street.

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7/11/2016 – A Medical Mystery of the Best Kind: Major Diseases Are in Decline

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Something strange is going on in medicine. Major diseases, like colon cancer, dementia and heart disease, are waning in wealthy countries, and improved diagnosis and treatment cannot fully explain it. Read the full article at The New York Times.

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7/11/2016 – Can 8 servings of fruits and veggies make you happier?

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A study of 12,000 people found that those who started eating more fruits and vegetables felt much happier. Read the full article at Futurity.

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7/9/2016 – Mystery of 101-year-old master pianist who has dementia

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At first glance, she was elderly and delicate – a woman in her 90s with a declining memory. But then she sat down at the piano to play. “Everybody in the room was totally startled,” says Eleanor Selfridge-Field, who researches music and symbols at Stanford University. “She looked so frail. Once she sat down at […]

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7/6/2016 – Aging Societies Should Make More of Mentorship

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For all the virtues of popular culture reflecting the potential of a multigenerational society, there is much we can do to foster mutually-beneficial, cross-generational relationships. Read the full article at Harvard Business Review.

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7/6/2016 – The Artful Aging Movement Takes Hold

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Boomers tap into the power of the arts to change how we age. Read the full article at Next Avenue.

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7/6/2016 – The Weird Business Behind a Trendy “Anti-Aging” Pill

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A RENOWNED MIT aging scientist as cofounder. Not one, not two, but six Nobel prize laureates as scientific advisors. Oh, and a product that could just maybe help you stay feeling young. It’s no wonder the dietary supplement company Elysium has attracted attention in an industry not exactly known for scientific rigor. And while Elysium […]

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7/5/2016 – Helpless to Prevent Cancer? Actually, Quite a Bit Is in Your Control

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Americans seem very afraid of cancer, with good reason. Unlike other things that kill us, it often seems to come out of nowhere. But evidence has increasingly accumulated that cancer may be preventable, too. Unfortunately, this has inflamed as much as it has assuaged people’s fears. Read the full article at The New York Times.

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