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January 2009
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When the Weather Gets Cold
Winter Health Problems
For many people, winter is a welcome time of year. But for people with certain diseases like arthritis, it can be a pain—literally. Here’s what you need to know to survive winter’s chill.
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Understanding Human Behavior
Using Computers to Improve Our Health
Can we use computers to understand generosity? The behavior of crowds? The root of prejudice? Researchers are developing computer models to improve our understanding of human behavior and the world we live in.
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