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Spiffing up the garden may also make your cardiovascular risk profile look better, too. Lauren Mitchell/Flickr hide caption

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Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., gets help entering the Capitol from Vice President Joe Biden (right) in January 2013, one year after suffering a stroke at age 52. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gaining a few more years of healthy life would be great for individuals, but expensive for Medicare, researchers say. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Experts say lots of factors determine how quickly an oil deteriorates — from the variety of the olives, to how the oil is produced and stored. Matthias Schrader/AP hide caption

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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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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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