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    50+: Live Better, Longer

    Features Related to Healthy Seniors

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    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. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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