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Pumping Neurons: Exercise to maintain a healthy brain
The evidence is growing that moderate regular exercise boosts memory and other brain functions and may help prevent age-related declines.
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How Parkinsonís disease affects the mind

It’s not just a movement disorder. Besides causing tremors and other motion-related symptoms, Parkinson’s disease affects memory, learning, and behavior.

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Creative healing: art therapy for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
As medical science races to cure dementia, storytelling and other creative activities promise a better quality of life for the millions already diagnosed.
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Blood
 

Blood is a liquid substance that circulates continuously throughout the body. Its most important function is the transport of oxygen (bound to hemoglobin in red blood cells) from lungs to body tissues. Blood also moves nutrients and hormones throughout the body, and carries away waste materials such as carbon dioxide. Blood also contains white blood cells (called leukocytes) which produce antibodies to combat disease. Another important component of blood is platelets, which repair tissue injuries and prevent bleeding.

 

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