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Heal the heart, the mind will follow

March 09, 2014

Strategies that protect you from a heart attack or stroke can work against aging-related memory loss.

Research is beginning to show how emotions, isolation, and a host of other psychological and social factors affect the heart. It works the other way, too: The health of your heart and blood vessels affects your mind and brain.

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