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    50+: Live Better, Longer

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    1. Fitness for the Long Term

      May 29, 2000 -- You don't have to be a Senior Olympian or a genetically souped-up centenarian to reap the rewards of exercise and good nutrition. It is never too soon -- or too late -- to start getting in shape. Karl Knopf, EdD, executive director of the Fitness Educators of Older Adults Association

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    2. Pumping Iron to Stay Young?

      May 22, 2000 -- At least five mornings a week, I hustle to the Fountain of Youth. After tumbling out of bed and into workout togs before I've had a chance to think about it, I'm out the door headed for the gym. Clad in tights and a leotard to smooth my bulges, I feel energetic already. It's a 20-yea

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    3. Family Health History

      May 15, 2000 -- If you are thinking about compiling a family health history, the Royal North Shore Hospital's Genetics Education Program in Sydney, Australia, gives details on constructing family health tree diagrams and depicts the universally understood health tree symbols to use in the diagrams.

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    4. Know Your Genetic Risk

      May 15, 2000 -- Mary Smith hadn't noticed the mass growing in her abdomen until her gynecologist discovered it during an exam. Unfortunately, Smith had missed several annual checkups, and her uterine fibroid had grown to a size that required surgery instead of other, less-invasive, treatment. When S

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    5. Helping Older People Stay at Home

      May 8, 2000 -- Geriatric care managers, members of a relatively new specialty, coordinate services that can help older people stay in their homes for as long as possible. For families considering such help, though, finding the right help and weighing the options can be daunting. Here are some tips:

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    6. Choosing to Live at Home

      May 8, 2000 -- When Sharon Miles' elderly mother grew frail a dozen years ago in Albuquerque, mother and daughter had a problem. "I was taking care of her with no support system here in town," says Sharon Miles. "It was overwhelming. She needed help bathing, eating, getting around. Finally, I had to

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    7. Making the Last Move

      May 8, 2000 -- To join or not to join? To stay in my own home or move to a retirement community? That is the question I faced, when, like so many of us oldies, I found myself alone and ailing after my husband died. Mine was a familiar story. We had retired in Santa Fe to spend our waning years in a

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    8. Making the Last Move.

      May 8, 2000 -- To join or not to join? To stay in my own home or move to a retirement community? That is the question I faced, when, like so many of us oldies, I found myself alone and ailing after my husband died. Mine was a familiar story. We had retired in Santa Fe to spend our waning years in a

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    9. The Eden Alternative in Action

      May 1, 2000 (San Francisco) -- Excerpt from the book Life Worth Living, by William H. Thomas, MD: "We did our best to treat his depression and to encourage, cajole, and assist him, but nothing seemed to help. First, he gave up on walking. Then he refused to eat and became confined to his bed. At thi

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    10. Reaching Out to Nursing Home Residents.

      May 1, 2000 (San Francisco) -- If you want to improve life for a loved one in a nursing home far away, here are some ideas. First, keep in contact with your loved one: cards, phone calls, and photographs do make a difference. Friends don't need to be around the corner, as long as a strong message of

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