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‘How can he hear you but not me?’ Hearing loss tested my family in surprising ways

The first sign of illness in my Uncle Bob was his swollen, curled hands­­—the mark of rheumatoid arthritis. Then, not long after, type 2 diabetes.  For a veteran and longtime auto mechanic, these illnesses in and of themselves were life changing. His wife and two children rallied around him, endlessly patient with a man who was… Read More »

How to live longer: One surprising thing centenarian drunk EVERY day ‘to extend life’ 

The island of Sardinia is a region of the world dubbed a “Blue Zone” by researcher due to the sheer number of centenarians and supercentenarians that reside there. The average life expectancy on this Italian region is 82 years, with 22 people out of every 100,000 living past 100. Magdalena Sata was one of those lucky… Read More »