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How Volunteering Improves Your Health

A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine by a team of Harvard psychologists shows that adults 50 years and older who volunteer two hours per week have considerably lower risk of losing independence and of dying.

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A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine by a team of Harvard psychologists shows that adults 50 years and older who volunteer two hours per week have considerably lower risk of losing independence and of dying. This volunteer time also inspires feelings of well-being and improves their quality of life. The study was conducted with 13,000 participants in the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and showed that volunteering protected participants from feelings of loneliness, depression and despair. Sounds like just what the doctor ordered! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-06/e-dgd060820.php

 

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How the Placenta Plays an Essential Role in Nourishing a Baby

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Women’s Cardiovascular Healthcare Foundation Signs Partnership with Crédit Mutuel

As part of this philanthropic partnership, a long-term action plan will be developed to engage employees, customers and the general public. Before this formal announcement, the Foundation presented a webinar on reopening after lockdown attended by several thousand Crédit Mutuel employees. [...]

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Long Term Effects of Gestational Hypertension

A British study from University of Cambridge analyzed the results of a meta-analysis involving a total of 3.6 million women, including 128,000 with gestational hypertension. The study was recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association and can be accessed at

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