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    50+: Live Better, Longer

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    1. 'Say What?!'

      If you're in or approaching middle age and were raised on ear-splitting concerts by bands such as Grand Funk Railroad and Led Zeppelin, today you might find hearing loss an unwelcome fact of life. More often than you'd like, you may strain to hear conversations and music that once were as clear and

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    2. Healthy Food for Living Longer

      We all know about the kinds of foods that may contribute to shortened, less healthy lives. Pork rinds, charred meat and lard, these kinds of things. But are there foods for living longer? There is no shortage of people who will be happy to sell you a specific supplement or food that they claim will

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    3. How Many Drugs Are You Taking?

      If you're over 65, odds are you're taking at least five or six medications every day. Do you know what they're doing to your body? You probably don't, and your doctor might not either. "The average person over 65 now uses seven different medications per day, four prescribed and three over-the-counte

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    4. 'Oh, My Aching Body'

      You crawl out of bed in the morning, and there it is: pain. For some of us, it's a hot needling in the knee. For others, it's a creaky, aching back, complete with knotted neck muscles; or it's the tender hip joint that feels like you somehow got sand in it overnight. Do some of these need medical at

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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