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Healthy Findings Blog

Book review: There’s more to us than meets the eye

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life—by Ed Yong. Review by Dona Custogeorge and Jane Grafton.

Read it in Healthy Findings.

Averting Dementia

Revenge of the super-agers: Healthy living may avert dementia

After decades of ‘magic bullet’ pursuits, world researchers shine light on the basics: education, good hearing, smoke-free living, and more.

Read Dr. Eric Larson's blog post in LinkedIn.

Health Tip


Exercising three or more times a week may lower your risk of dementia by 30 to 40 percent.


Our Research

Our research

We study health and health care as it happens in everyday settings by everyday people, producing results that are built to work in the real world. We share our results in the public domain to benefit people everywhere.