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  1. How to Talk to Your Doctor

    April 10, 2000 (Los Angeles) -- If you are getting less attention and help from your doctor than you might like, the findings from a recent study might help you to improve the relationship -- especially if you are 65 or older. The study, published in January in the Journal of the American Geriatrics

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  2. No Trials for the Aging

    April 3, 2000 -- (Great Falls, Mont.) -- A mammogram revealed a small cancerous tumor in Opal Addison's breast, and she opted for a lumpectomy. When her oncologist recommended that she enroll in a clinical trial of an experimental drug to prevent further cancer, Addison (not her real name) readily a

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  3. Silent Symptoms

    Feb. 21, 2000 (San Francisco) -- You'd certainly know if you were having a heart attack, wouldn't you? After all, you couldn't possibly miss symptoms as unmistakable as crushing chest pain or extreme shortness of breath. Or could you? As it turns out, more than one in five peopleover the age of 65 w

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  4. When You Need to Go, Go, Go

    There you are in a deep sleep when it happens again: Themounting pressure on your bladder, the sensation to urinate, the inability to avoid leaking a little before making it to the bathroom. It happens several times a night. And you may have been living with this discomfort and inconvenience for yea

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  5. Beyond Depression

    Sometimes James Coats would wake his family in the darkness of a quiet night because he was sure he was about to die. His chest hurt, he felt dizzy, and he had an overwhelming sense of doom. "I'd haul my wife and children off to the emergency room at two or three in the morning, because I thought I

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  6. Who Gets the Last Say?

    As the director of the intensive care unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, Jeff Groeger, MD, often cares for patients who have been told they have little time left to live. Once the bad news sinks in, he must help them decide whether they should choose the most aggressive

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  7. Living Well to 100

    Is a person "old" at age 67? Yes, according to a survey of American adults earlier this year made by AARP, the nation's largest advocacy group for older persons. But what if the typical senior still had 30 years of good physical and mental health left at that age? For a small but growing number of p

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  8. Having a Happy Retirement

    When Saeed Amanullah retired seven years ago, he thought he had his life all figured out. Like many people hitting the retirement trail, he planned to do some consulting work and to go abroad to see the world. But for Amanullah, 71, of Orange County, CA, things didn't quite work out the way he expec

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  9. Never Too Late to Lose Weight

    Those extra pounds you've been meaning to shed may be hurting more than just your vanity. In fact, losing weight now may help you live longer. A recent study -- the largest yet on obesity and mortality -- has found that the more overweight you are, the higher your risk of death. The results, based o

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  10. Seniors' Falling Injuries Are Preventable

    Eleanor Kusel never gave much consideration to the bumps in the sidewalks or the rugs lying on the floor of her apartment. But after the 75-year-old San Franciscan fell and fractured her pelvis while getting out of a car, she began to notice the many hazards that could cause her to fall again. "I ne

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