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February 9, 2015
New York Attorney General Targets Supplements at Major Retailers
The New York State attorney general’s office accused four major retailers on Monday of selling fraudulent and potentially dangerous herbal supplements and demanded that they remove the products from their shelves. The authorities said they had conducted tests on top-selling store brands of herbal supplements at four national retailers — GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart — and found that four out of five of the products did not contain any of the herbs on their labels.
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January 13, 2015
How Exercise Keeps Us Young
Active older people resemble much younger people physiologically, according to a new study of the effects of exercise on aging. The findings suggest that many of our expectations about the inevitability of physical decline with advancing years may be incorrect and that how we age is, to a large degree, up to us.
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December 15, 2014
Turning Point:
Happiness and Wellness Part V

When things go badly for you, do you tend to blame yourself, and believe that things will probably continue to go badly for you in the future (i.e. think pessimistically)? Or, are you more likely to assume that it’s a temporary setback and that things will get better (i.e. think optimistically)? It should be obvious that these two different ways of thinking about difficulties are likely to promote very different emotional and behavioral responses. For example, when things go badly, those who think pessimistically typically respond with significant distress and anxiety, and may even experience feelings of defeat; those who think optimistically are likely to experience less distress and anxiety, and are apt to be more focused on how they can improve things as they go forward .
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November 21, 2014
Why Your Friends Can Be Bad For Your Weight
Being overweight is often viewed as a failure of personal responsibility. “She just hasn’t tried hard enough.” “He eats too much sugar and he knows it’s bad, but he won’t give it up.”“Gosh, she’s reeeeally let herself go.”
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October 30, 2014
Seniors, Rejoice: Drinking Alcohol May Preserve Your Memory
Alcohol is good for more than making memories—it’s also good for keeping them. (Photo by John Rowley/Digital Vision/Getty Images) Good news for cocktail lovers: Despite alcohol’s reputation as a brain-cell assassin, new research suggests that drinking daily in moderation after age 60 may actually help preserve your memory.
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