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  1. Battling Nature (Part 3): Soldiers in the Field

    This is the last in a series on what scientific discoveries are revealing about the aging process and how the findings will change the way people age. Though more than 30 years have passed since Dr. Howard Wechsler was discharged from the army, the 62-year-old San Franciscan isn't done fighting yet.

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  2. Battling Nature (Part 1): Genetic Possibilities

    Age spots were the last things Linda Walsh wanted to see developing on her feet and legs three years ago. Just 42 years old, her hair was also beginning to fall out, her joints were increasingly stiff and she was constantly fatigued. Today the Southern California resident's skin is blemish-free, and

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  3. 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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  4. Getting Older, Feeling Better

    Last month, the British Journal of Sports Medicine published a report outlining the importance of exercise for senior citizens. Older people who incorporate exercise into their daily routine have better balance and are less likely to fall (the main cause of accidental death in the elderly) than thos

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  5. Eating Well, Aging Well

    As people get older, they should be aware of their bodies' changing needs. Many people don't realize that healthy aging demands closer attention to diet. Here are a few essential components of a good diet for older people. Our bodies are essentially made of water. It's vital to have enough. Everyone

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  6. Supplements to Boost Your Health

    Doctors instruct people 65 years and older to get flu shots, eat a high-fiber diet and do strengthening exercises to stay healthy. But of all the things older people can do, taking nutritional supplements ranks as one of the easiest, says Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD, professor of nutrition at Tufts Univer

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  7. Battling Nature (Part 2): Human Potential

    This is the second in a three-part series on what scientific discoveries are revealing about the aging process and how the findings will change the way people age. Not many folks can claim to be the oldest guinea pig. But Ernest Umberger can -- the 90-year-old retired pharmacologist has been partici

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  8. Diabetes: A Caregiver's Checklist for Daily Care

    Use this WebMD checklist for diabetes caregivers to make daily care easier.

  9. Paging Dr. Dotcom

    From PDAs to online disease management, doctors go digital with the latest health-care technology.

  10. Electronic Records, Private Lives

    How private are online medical records?

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