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Superpowers you can harness to promote a long and healthy life

Spider-Man’s superhuman speed and strength should serve him well in old age, helping prevent falls, a leading cause of disability and death among seniors. If he makes it to old age, that is.

Peter Parker, Spidey’s high-school-aged alter ego, is often out all night, hunting down bad guys while not…

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Critical exams and scans are dangerously overdue for millions of people

Preventive medicine and positive lifestyle choices are vital to good health, but the complex, expensive, frustrating and often anemic U.S. health care system can cause our collective health to deteriorate until we end up in overcrowded emergency rooms.

The pandemic has made matters understandably worse, at times forcing delays in…

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Two new reasons to check your blood pressure now, even if you’re young

Nearly half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, many without realizing it amid a new definition of what’s “high.” So I’m understandably worried about you, given the risk for heart attacks, strokes, and dementia that are associated with elevated blood pressure.

Have you checked yours lately?

If not, two…

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