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    1. Sex and Aging: Easy Ways to Solve Common Problems

      Worried that your sex life will take a hit as you age -- or worse, that it might go away forever? Don’t be. Doctors say the secrets to a happy love life are simple. Keep an open mind, and find clever ways to adapt to the challenges, like these, that often come with getting older: You Have Erectile D

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    2. Take Care of Yourself When You're the Caregiver

      When Terri Corcoran and her husband Vince were newlyweds, they not only lived together -- they worked together too, organizing scientific conferences and publishing an arts magazine. But as they settled into married life, things changed dramatically for them. Vince had a genetic condition and became

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    3. Tips for a Caregiver of Someone Who's Had a Stroke

      In 2005, after her husband, Don, had a stroke, Kathi Koll got a crash course in caregiving. She had cared for her parents in the past, but this was different. "Our lives completely changed overnight," she says. Don couldn't move, breathe without a respirator, speak, or eat. Koll, who now runs an org

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    4. Can My Hearing Loss Be Reversed?

      Losing your hearing can be an inconvenience -- sometimes a major one that makes you worry. While some forms of hearing loss aren’t reversible, many are. But how does it stack up? Earwax helps clean and protect the ears. Normally, your ears will clear it out on their own. If you use cotton swabs to c

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    5. Hearing Loss: Tips for Better Communication

      If you’re living with hearing loss, conversations can be a challenge. But sometimes “the most effective aids are small lifestyle changes,” says Rosellen Reif, a counselor in Raleigh, N.C., who helps people with physical disabilities.  Here are some things that can help. Ask for a heads up. Have love

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    6. Bells and Whistles: The Latest in Hearing Aid Tech

      Modern hearing-aid technology can help you hear what you want to hear when you want to hear it. Many devices have features that hearing aid wearers would never have dreamed of 50 or even 20 years ago. Your basic hearing aid and cochlear implant are still essential for better hearing. It's the bells

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    7. How to Handle the Emotions of Hearing Loss

      People who start to lose their hearing know it can have a big impact on life, but they may be surprised by the way it can affect their emotions. They might feel helpless or depressed, and get angry or frustrated. The same is true for parents of a child who has hearing loss. All are normal reactions.

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    8. Don’t Go Through Tough Times Alone

      Are you going through a rough patch? Do you feel like you’re the only one in the world going through it? You’re not. A support network can lead to a better journey and greater overall health. Some people get the understanding they need from family and friends. But for others, a group of folks facing

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    9. Good Friends Are Good for You

      "You got to have friends to make that day last long," sings Bette Midler. Good friends may help your life last longer, too. A recent study followed nearly 1,500 older people for 10 years. It found that those who had a large network of friends outlived those with fewer friends by more than 20%. Why?

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    10. Technology and Relationships: The Pros and Cons

      As we spend more and more time snuggled up with our smartphones, laptops, and tablets, a big question looms: Are these devices bringing us closer together or further apart? The answer may depend on which decade you were born in.  “Boomers and Gen-Xers may look at young people staring at their device

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