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Stroke, Heart Attacks and Cold Weather

Stroke, Heart Attacks and Cold Weather

As shown by the large influx of travelers who head south every winter, very few people enjoy cold weather. Frigid temperatures force those living in colder climates to spend most of their time indoors, and to throw on several layers ...

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Microchips: A New Kind of Hearing Aid

Microchips: A New Kind of Hearing Aid

Along with medicinal drugs, medical technology has improved by leaps and bounds over the last several decades. In the past several decades, devices such as MRIs, CT scanners and ultrasound machines have become commonplace in hospitals. Even today, medical science ...

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The Bionic Hand: A New Breakthrough in Medicine?

The Bionic Hand: A New Breakthrough in Medicine?

Imagine losing your hand in a terrible accident, only to have it replaced with a prosthetic mechanism that allows you to feel objects in your grip? Such a scenario probably seems far-fetched, involving technology that may not exist for decades, ...

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How Playing an Instrument Preserves the Mind

How Playing an Instrument Preserves the Mind

For millions of Americans, there is nothing more enjoyable than spending hours shredding on guitar, slapping bass guitar strings or wailing away on a drum kit. Furthermore, many more would pick up an instrument if only they had the patience, ...

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The Risks of Excessive Texting

The Risks of Excessive Texting

In the past decade or so, text messaging has fundamentally altered the way people communicate with each other. Consider that in the year 2000, Americans sent a total of 14 billion text messages. Just a decade later, this figure had ...

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Can “Brain Training” Sharpen Your Mind?

Can “Brain Training” Sharpen Your Mind?

One of the most frustrating aspects of the aging process is its impact on our cognitive abilities. No matter how healthy your personal lifestyle might be, it is a virtual certainty that your capacity to recall information, speak skillfully and ...

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Diabetes, Colon Cancer and Other Reasons not to Smoke

Diabetes, Colon Cancer and Other Reasons not to Smoke

Virtually everyone knows about the many dangers that come along with a long-term smoking habit. People who puff on cigarettes year after year face a greatly elevated risk of lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, emphysema and many other health problems. According ...

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