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Secrets to a Longer, Healthier Life

Secrets to a Longer, Healthier Life
Studying Exceptionally Long-Lived Families
People who live in good health for 100 years and longer aren't just lucky. Researchers have found that those who live an exceptionally long and healthy life often have company. in their very own families. Scientists are now aiming to better understand the genes, lifestyle or other factors that make these people so unique. Hopefully, we can all benefit from their findings.

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Aches in Your Legs
Understanding Peripheral Arterial Disease
If you're past age 50, you may have resigned yourself to feeling a few more aches these days. However, if you've had pain or cramping in your legs when you're walking that goes away when you stop, don't shrug it off.

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