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What's Good For The Heart Is Good For The Brain

Choosing a heart-healthy lifestyle can help protect your brain as you age, research suggests. And it's not just memory skills that benefit. Problem-solving abilities and judgment are preserved, too.

Defendant Lonnie Franklin Jr. listens during opening statements of his trial. Franklin is accused of serial murders that terrorized South LA. Al Seib/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Families Of LA Serial Killer's Victims Still Await Closure

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Which would you choose — a daily tablet or a trip to the doctor for an allergy shot? Eddie Lawrence/Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images hide caption

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Immunotherapy Tablets For Dust Mite Allergy Reduce Asthma Risk

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Kansas Supreme Court Says Schools Could Close If System Doesn't Change

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Ashley Watson, 26, has a tattoo on his forearm in support of his local soccer team, Leicester City Football Club. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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Leicester City: From Last Place To England's Likely Soccer Champion

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Charles Bradley's latest album is called Changes. Mark Shaw /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Changes,' Charles Bradley Keeps Going Forward

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Politics In Real Life: Paid Family Leave A Big Concern, Not A Top Campaign Issue

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Why Bobby Knight And A Rogues' Gallery Of Athletes Are Flocking To Trump

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