Higher Education Could Improve Your Health

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By Molly Grady

Getting a college degree, even later in life, may be good for your health.

A report in the "American Journal of Public Health" says that people who get bachelor's degree after 25 have fewer symptoms of depression and are more likely to consider themselves healthy by midlife than those without a diploma.

The authors of the study say the findings are important because nearly 40-percent of students pursuing college degrees are 25 or older.

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