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    50+: Live Better, Longer

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    1. Aging Gracefully and Naturally

      Throughout the ages, people have been searching for the elusive "Fountain of Youth." And this desire for a magical place, pill, or tonic that can prevent or reverse the effects of aging has sired a new, and growing, field of medicine -- antiaging medicine. These days, there is a plethora of alternat

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    2. Older Drivers: The Car Key Decision

      When a police cruiser drove up to the Casa del Rio retirement community in Peoria, Ariz., assistant manager Debra Gauthier wasn't a bit surprised to see Mr. C, as she calls him, sitting in the back seat. The 93-year-old resident was being brought home by the authorities because he had parked his car

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    3. Diseases From Animals: A Primer

      They come from giant Gambian rats and fuzzy bunnies. They come from puppies and pythons. Whether the animal is friend or food or foe, it can carry dangerous diseases. There are at least 39 important diseases people catch directly from animals. There are at least 48 important diseases people get from

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    4. '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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. '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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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