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    50+: Live Better, Longer

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    1. 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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    2. Keeping in Touch With Family Can Keep You Healthy

      Families, almost from their start, face forces that could pull them apart. When a family begins to mature, that potential loss of connection, that feeling of something changing, is difficult to confront. And it makes communication even more important. “This idea of feeling connected becomes very rei

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. How to Plan for Recovery at Home After Surgery

      You can make your recovery at home go a lot smoother if you take a little time to plan ahead. Ask your doctor what you won't be able to do at first while you're healing up, and get help from friends and family to prepare your living space. This depends on the kind of operation you have. If it's a co

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    6. What to Ask Your Surgeon Before an Operation

      Getting nervous as the big day approaches? You'll feel more relaxed if you meet with your surgeon beforehand to get your questions answered. He can tell you what to expect and explain how to prepare. Most surgeries used to happen at hospitals, says Frederick L. Greene, MD, FACS, a medical director a

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    7. 7 Tips to Help Decide if Surgery Is Right for You

      If you're not sure whether to go ahead with surgery, think about the pros and cons. It may seem like a daunting task, but with your doctor's help, you can lay out the risks and benefits.  These simple steps can make it easier to reach a decision. Ask your surgeon to get specific about how an operati

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    8. How to Support Your Loved One's Physical Therapy

      When he decided to give snowboarding a try, 51-year-old Kris Bickell wasn't worried about the challenge. He was already a decent skier. As predicted, it went great -- until he moved off the chairlift. "One foot got stuck in the snow, while the other kept sliding down the slope on the snowboard," Bic

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    9. How to Pay for Physical or Occupational Therapy

      Addie Morgan, a software account executive and part-time wedding planner in Atlanta, has a problem that some women would love to have -- she can only walk in high heels. But it's not because she thinks she's the next Beyonce. It's because of an inflamed Achilles tendon. Morgan went to her doctor abo

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    10. New Trends in Physical Therapy

      When it comes to rehab from surgery or an injury, it's a whole new ball game these days. Gone are long stretches of bed rest and weeks off from work. Today, doctors want you going right away with a round of physical therapy. That's because research suggests it's safe and leads to a speedier, better

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