mental health

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The U.S. now has about 17 million cancer survivors. So what can they do to stay healthy, both mentally and physically, as they age?
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Amy Goyer shares how to keep your sanity while caring for others.
“How do you stay sane?”
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The longevity capital of the world, as you may recently have read in the AARP Bulletin, is the Nagano region of Japan, where women can expect to live an average of 87.2 years and men an average of 80.9 years. Experts chalk it up to a healthy diet, regular physical activity, extended work years and…
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A simple blood test that a researcher calls a "game changer" may be able to accurately predict whether older adults will develop dementia.
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Who do you think is lonelier - adults in their mid to late 40s or adults age 70 and older? One might surmise that the older folks have experienced more loss of loved ones, diminished physical or mental abilities and/or are less active, which could lead to increased loneliness. Counter to what many…
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Psychiatrists have long acknowledged that anger and irritability are classic symptoms of major depression in teens and children, but for some reason, prolonged adult crabbiness has been generally ignored.
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Sure, those grandbabies are cute, but a close bond with your adult grandchildren can help reduce depression for both of you - and the closer the bond, the more antidepression benefits there are, a new study finds.
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