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By the way, doctor: Can the brain grow new neurons?

A recent Health Letter urged us seniors to stay mentally active because that causes the growth of new neurons (brain cells). When my husband had a stroke 40 years ago, the doctors told me the brain cannot make new cells in later life. What's the truth?

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