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Lost Brain Cells To Blame For Sleep Problems Among Seniors

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August 21, 2014
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According to a new study, elderly people might have trouble sleeping because of the loss of a certain group of neurons in the brain. Video provided by Newsy


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How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

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Study Links Hearing Loss in Elderly to Health Problems

Study Links Hearing Loss in Elderly to Health Problems

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