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Lily Sarafan

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Happy to 102: An Interview with Ephraim Engleman

(2) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 3:00 PM

The last surviving member of the Stanford class of 1933, Dr. Ephraim Engleman, is turning 102 in a few weeks. He serves as a shining example of healthy longevity -- he continues to work part-time, filling his role as director of the Rosalind Russell Medical Research Center for...

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Home Care Assistance's Top 10 Achievements of 2012

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 7:05 PM

2012 has been a year full of exciting events, announcements and discoveries across the globe. Top stories included the U.S. Presidential Election, the Summer Olympics in London, the Facebook IPO and the identification of a rare gene mutation that protects against Alzheimer's, a hopeful discovery.

As 2012 draws to a...

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An Interview With Bette Calman: World Renowned Yogi and Aging Extraordinaire

(2) Comments | Posted November 29, 2012 | 4:00 PM

Bette Calman is one of the pioneers of Australian Yoga, jumping to notoriety in the 1950s. Over the years she has had her own TV show, been featured in countless magazines and newspapers, written three books discussing the benefits of yoga and taught the practice for over 40 years. Bette...

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What the Cha-Cha Can do for Your Health

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 11:17 AM

It is a well-established fact that exercise is linked to an overall sense of well-being with clear physical and mental benefits. One particularly enjoyable form of exercise that can be adapted for all ability levels is dance.

Evidence suggests that dancing not only enhances flexibility...

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How Caregiving Improves Your Health

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 11:00 PM

It is a well-known fact that taking on the role of the primary caregiver for a loved one is often so stressful and draining that it can take a toll on your well-being, increasing your risk for chronic stress, depression, and illness and resulting in what is known...

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How to Prepare Someone With Alzheimer's for the Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 2:00 PM

The holiday season is steadfastly approaching, with stores already full of lights and decorations. Preparing for family gatherings is hectic for all, but this time of year can be especially stressful for those with Alzheimer's or dementia.

Help prepare your loved one to make this season flow more smoothly...

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How Avoidable Hospital Readmissions are Hurting the Economy, the Health Care System and the Patient

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 4:30 PM

The United States spends more on health care -- $2.6 trillion in 2010 -- than any other nation in the world. Despite this enormous investment in our national health, we rank 37th in health-care quality behind Greece, Colombia, Chile and Costa Rica.

Among the many...

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Four Foods That Help Prevent Alzheimer's

(4) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 7:51 AM

That morning cup of coffee holds benefits beyond the energy boost. Coffee drinkers can take solace in recent findings linking coffee to a decreased Alzheimer's risk. In observance of World Alzheimer's Month, we have put together a list of foods with protective benefits against Alzheimer's disease. It's important...

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