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Delaying Aging May Have A Bigger Payoff Than Fighting Disease

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To Get The Benefits Of Olive Oil, Fresh May Be Best

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Why Skipping Breakfast Might Raise Risk Of Heart Disease

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Researchers tested the antidepressant Lexapro, or escitalopram generically, to see if it would protect the heart against mental stress. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Gut Bacteria's Belch May Play A Role In Heart Disease

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When Melissa McCann (left) suffered a stroke in 2007, her twin sister, Terry Blanchard, helped her make a full recovery. McCann is now back to work as a flight nurse with Life Flight at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. David Wright/Redux Pictures for NPR hide caption

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As Stroke Risk Rises Among Younger Adults, So Does Early Death

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