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50+: Live Better, Longer

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Water Exercise for Seniors

    Blah and old. That's how Patricia Culbert of Waterbury, Conn., felt about herself at 58. "I thought, 'This is it, it's over. I'm done, and I'm not doing any more,'" she says. The substitute high school teacher yearned for the energy of her youth, and thought that if she could only get herself to wor

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  8. 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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  9. Walking Gives Older Women a Mental Boost

    -->Three times a week, 80-year-old Sue Lewis puts on her tennis shoes and goes for a brisk walk around her neighborhood running track. But she doesn't just walk around it once or twice. Ten laps doesn't stop her -- and after 15 laps, you can bet she's still moving. In fact, Lewis has been known to w

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  10. Conquering Fear of Falling

    Feb. 18, 2002 -- Falling down isn't what it used to be. Remember slipping and sliding as a kid? Afterward, you'd jump up, pretending you weren't hurt. And a cast was good for autographs and bragging rights. But even a minor fall can make older adults overly cautious. Various surveys show that 40% to

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