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2:20pm

Thu January 10, 2013
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Speaking More Than One Language Could Prevent Alzheimer's

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 7:07 am

Scientists have found that bilingual seniors are better at skills that can fade with age than their monolingual peers.
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Not so long ago bilingualism was thought to be bad for your brain. But it looks more and more like speaking more than one language could help save you from Alzheimer's disease.

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11:32am

Thu January 10, 2013
Health

Flu Comes Early to Colorado

Grace Hood KUNC

Like the rest of the nation, the flu has arrived early this season in Colorado. Since October, about 500 people across the state have been hospitalized—about 80 of which were in Weld and Larimer counties. Typically the flu season peaks in late January or February.

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10:26am

Thu January 10, 2013
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Wake-Up Call: FDA Pushes Drugmakers To Weaken Sleeping Pills

Originally published on Thu January 10, 2013 4:26 pm

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The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it was requiring companies that make Ambien and similar sleeping pills to sharply cut the doses of the drugs.

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9:55am

Thu January 10, 2013
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As Cases Spike, Flu Season May Be Peaking In Boston

Originally published on Thu January 10, 2013 10:16 am

Four-year-old Gabriella Diaz gets a flu shot at the Whittier Street Health Center in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, the same day the city declared a public health emergency.
Charles Krupa ASSOCIATED PRESS

We were warned that this year's flu season was likely to be a bad one, and now that forecast is starting to bear out.

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3:49pm

Wed January 9, 2013
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U.S. Ranks Below 16 Other Rich Countries In Health Report

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 4:46 pm

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It's no news that the U.S. has lower life expectancy and higher infant mortality than most high-income countries. But a magisterial new report says Americans are actually less healthy across their entire life spans than citizens of 16 other wealthy nations.

And the gap is steadily widening.

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