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Mental Health

Your Diet May Prevent Alzheimer's

From EatSmart by Jean Carper, USA Weekend (November 2007)

The bad news: Up to 640,000 Americans under age 65 have early onset Alzheimer's and other dementias, says the Alzheimer's Association. The good news: what you eat may influence the onset and progression of Alzheimer's. 

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Depression is Treatable

Courtesy of AARP

Everyone feels sad or gets the blues now and then. But if these feelings last more than two weeks, you could have depression. Depression is a common illness. Close to 19 million people each year develop a problem with depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. It happens to one in four women and one in 10 men some time in their lives. The good news is that depression can be treated. With proper treatment, most people start to feel better in a few weeks. Without treatment, depression is a serious illness. 

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