Klotho (right) is one of the three Greek Fates depicted in this Flemish tapestry at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Anti-Aging Hormone Could Make You Smarter

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Learning A New Skill Works Best To Keep Your Brain Sharp

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Manuel "Manny" Aguirre, 80, has been mixing cocktails at Musso and Frank Grill in Los Angeles for more than two decades. He works part time and could retire — but he doesn't want to. Courtesy of Musso and Frank Grill hide caption

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Thinking Of Retiring? Consider Your Health

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Doctors may eventually be able to diagnose "preclinical" Alzheimer's in patients who have abnormal brain scans but who aren't yet showing behavioral symptoms of the disease. iStockphoto hide caption

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Alzheimer's Diagnosis Expanding To Catch Early Warning Signs

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio leaves the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, after House Republicans passed a measure Friday that would overhaul the system Medicare uses to pay doctors. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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