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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Ginkgo Biloba: The Fountain of Youth?

    Ginkgo biloba is an herb that has received acclaim as a memory enhancer and anti-aging product. It's now among the ten most popular dietary supplements sold in the United States. Although it has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine for lung disorders, ginkgo extract has more recently been

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  7. 6 Top Risks

    6 Top Risks

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

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

  9. Power to the People

    Online management tools and other technology put patients in control of their health.

  10. Cancer: A Caregiver's Checklist for Daily Care

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

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