Living Longer, Living Better

Living longer is both a goal and a reality for many people these days. But we all know that living better is just as important as living longer. Make longer living better living by staying connected to your community, being mindful of your physical and emotional health, and engaging your mind in positive, productive tasks each day.

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6 Ways to Build Hope in the New Year

Change your attitude with these tips to help you hang on to hope in the New Year.

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5 Tips to Ensure a Healthy and Stress-Free Holiday Season

Practical ways to minimize worry and embrace joy during the holidays.

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5 Ways to Get Outside and Enjoy Fall

We can all appreciate the beauty of nature, but did you know being an outdoors person could improve your life?

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Diana Serra Cary, during her Hollywood heyday and more recently

Silent Film Star Diana 'Baby Peggy' Serra Cary’s Long Career

She was one of the first—and the biggest—child stars in the movies. Now, she is celebrating her 100th birthday a year after publishing her first novel.

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Want to Live Longer? Focus on Relationships

Why having a social life may be the best thing you can do for your health. 

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The Positive Power of Working with Your Hands

Research shows that creating something with your own two hands stimulates brain chemicals that improve mental health.

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How to Commit to a Regular Bedtime—and Reap the Health Benefits

A new study shows that a consistent bedtime could lengthen your life. Here’s how to stick to a regular sleep schedule.

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Do You Know the Symptoms of a Stroke?

Use this helpful infographic to learn what you need to know.

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What to Do During and After a Stroke

Get practical advice on what to do if you have a stroke and discover how to manage your recovery.

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Eating healthy with a tossed salad and fresh fruits.

10 Ways to Help Prevent Weight Gain During the Holidays

Get practical tips from Roberta Messner, who lost almost 100 pounds, and has kept the weight off.

Speech pathologist Elizabeth Ballone with Jim Woods.

A Miraculous Recovery in Hospice

After his stroke, he was not expected to live and was sent to hospice care. The story didn't end there.

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Stroke: How a Woman Helped Save Her Friend

Merry Jo Escher didn't feel good. Her quick-thinking friend recognized the symptoms and got help.

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At 92, Dorothy Steel Got a Role in 'Black Panther'

When she started acting at 88, this former IRS employee had no idea she'd appear in a blockbuster

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What I Learned from Surviving a Stroke at 48

Her advice to stroke survivors—and everyone else, too.

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