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  1. Physical Therapy a Boon for Seniors

    When a person gets injured or has a prolonged illness, doctors often recommend physical therapy. In the case of older people, though, sometimes this is seen as just something to "try." This could not be further from the truth. Physical therapy is "A-quality" therapy for many conditions affecting old

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  2. 12 Ways to Feel and Look Younger

    Experts on aging agree -- there are positive steps you can take to make your "golden years" healthier and more enjoyable. And, they might just add as much as a decade or more to your life... So read on, and act now! The single best thing you can do for your health and longevity is quit smoking. Smok

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  3. Preventing Harm in Your Own House

    Rosemary Bakker still shudders when she reflects back upon the alarming phone calls she received, telling her that her mother had fallen and fractured her hip. She got two of those frightening calls in just a two-year period. Ultimately, they changed her life. The first time that Rosemary's mother,

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  4. Making Memories

    Your brain cells are dying. So are mine. Nerve cells in our brains die off throughout our lifetime, from youth to old age, and usually it doesn't make much difference at all in our daily lives. But when brain cells begin to die off prematurely and en masse, the result can be diseases like Alzheimer'

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  5. Taking a Trip? Be Prepared

    We're living longer, healthier lives as a nation. And older Americans are using their leisure time and hefty disposable incomes to see the world. People over 60 now spend more time traveling for pleasure than ever before, according to a study by the CDC in Atlanta. "We drive so much that it seems li

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  6. Surviving Summer Scorchers

    Hot enough for ya? It's an oven in here. Phew! No one can resist commenting on the heat when the mercury rises above 100 degrees. It affects us profoundly -- in body and mind. In the worst cases, high heat and humidity can be deadly, too. During a summer heat wave, emergency rooms fill up with peopl

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  7. Shopping for Assisted Living

    Mom is getting on in years, and she's not getting around as well as she used to. She dreads the thought of being stuck in a nursing home, and so do you; but where else can she go? What's called "assisted living" may be the best option for an older person who doesn't need round-the-clock nursing care

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  8. Nourishing Your Skin..

    The skin is the outer reflection of your inner health. Moist, clear, glowing skin is a sign of good diet, while dry, pale, scaly or oily skin may result when diet is not up to par. Fortunately, the eating habits that work best for staying healthy are also the next best thing to a fountain of youth f

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  9. The Secrets of Aging Well

    If fighting off Father Time by deflating your cholesterol count and stress levels is tucked somewhere in the back of your mind, maybe you should keep it there. With a longer, healthier life as a goal, perhaps you should be turning more of your attention to making friends, waging war on your waistlin

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  10. Trading the Car Keys for a Bus Pass

    The light turns red and traffic stops. A mother eases her baby's stroller off the curb and starts across. Without warning, a stopped car roars to life and leaps into the intersection, missing her infant by a hair. The shaken mother confronts the driver, a woman in her 80s, who is crying and in shock

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