aging

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Stiff arteries could lead to “silent” brain damage and therefore dementia risk, a 15-year study led by researchers at Pitt Public Health found. And that risk factor could be preventable.
As new clinical director of the Aging Institute of UPMC, Anne Newman hopes to figure out why her fellow baby boomers are staying healthier for longer than past generations.
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Much of the neural repair occurs during the first three months following a stroke. But, exercise may benefit patients' brains, no matter how much time has passed, Pitt researchers say.
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With new director Toren Finkel, Pitt's Aging Institute is expanding its approach to improving people's "health span" — the period of life during which a person remains free from serious illness.