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Want to escape Alzheimer’s disease? Run for your life and exercise

Exercise slows down aging of the brain and can reduce risks of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias by about half.<p>><br>• ><p>An image of the human brain. …

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Study: Bullied Kids at Risk for Mental Health Problems 40 Years Later

Frequent and occasional bullying were both associated with a higher risk for depression, psychological distress, suicidal thoughts, and anxiety disorders in middle age.<p><b>Problem:</b> Getting shoved on the playground, or swirlied in the toilet, called mean names behind your back, or to your face—bullying …

Pediatricians Screen Parents for ACEs to Improve Health of Their Kids

For the last two years, a quiet revolution has been brewing in the exam rooms of the Children's Clinic in Portland, OR: When parents bring their four-month-old babies in for well-baby checkups, they talk about their own childhood trauma with their kid's pediatrician.<p>Wait. What's mom or dad's …

40 Heavy Work Activities for Kids

<b>Our body has an internal sense known as “proprioception,” which is basically our sense of body awareness.</b> Our body senses proprioception through …

Aging With the Help of Technology (and Occupational Therapy)

At AOTA’s 2012 Annual Conference & Expo, Joseph Coughlin, who is the director the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab, started off his …

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