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longevity

Think genes dictate your life span? Think again

Factors important to longevity tend to be similar between mates.

Is daily aspirin worth it?

Doctors advise caution. Talk with your physician if you're taking a preventive dose.

Half of Americans trying to slim down

Having a plan that is "practical, achievable and maintainable" is key.

Does human life span really have a limit?

Longevity pioneers lucky enough to make it past the perilous 70s, 80s and 90s could potentially live well into their 110s, if fortune remains on their side.

The health risks of long work weeks

Too much overtime may pose a threat to your heart.

Statins may help people with COPD live longer

Deaths from lung-related causes were reduced by as much as 45 percent.

Evolution not over for humans

Study finds natural selection still happening, with gene variants linked to Alzheimer's, smoking fading.

Patient Story

A heart for the diamond

Surgery and a steely resolve helped Howie Glupker, 76, put his heart attack behind him and the softball field ahead.

Drink coffee, live longer?

Four cups a day could reduce risk by 64 percent.

A little drinking might lengthen your life

But it's a fine balance as too much alcohol can increase risk of early death.

Cut calories, lengthen life span?

Middle-aged adults who reduce their intake show slower biological aging.

Behold, the superager

Some folks stay sharp into their 80s and 90s—and it's not just genetics.

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