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Oct 20, 2014 5:35 PM

Sugary sodas linked to shorter lives

A new study finds that drinking sugary beverages may speed up the aging process. Researchers examined stored DNA of more than 5,000 healthy adults. They found people who drank more sugared sodas had shorter telomeres, which are caps at the ends of chromosomes that shrink as we get older.... Read Story

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Oct 15, 2014 4:26 PM

Stem cells show promise in improving sight

Preliminary research suggests the use of embryonic stem cells may improve sight in patients with degenerative vision loss. Scientists at UCLA transformed embryonic stem cells into pigmented retinal cells, which were implanted into one eye of 18 patients. Eight of the 18 eyes that underwent the procedure had significantly... Read Story

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Oct 13, 2014 4:16 PM

Alzheimer's researchers grow human brain cells

New Alzheimer's research could advance prevention and treatment of the disease. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital were able to replicate human brain cells in a petri dish that grew the plaques and tangles associated with Alzheimer's disease. This means they can watch how Alzheimer's progresses in humans instead of... Read Story

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Oct 10, 2014 2:42 PM

Local hospitals offer free mammograms

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, two local hospitals are offering free mammograms. Arroyo Grande Community Hospital is holding a mammogram clinic on Saturday, October 11. You must call ahead to the Arroyo Grande CAPSLO Health and Prevention Clinic at (805) 489-4026 to schedule an exam. French... Read Story