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  1. 6 Things Your Doctor May Have Trouble Telling You

    Patients often have trouble talking to their doctors. It can be hard to get the words out when the topic is emotionally charged or one you’d never bring up in polite conversation. And for various reasons, sometimes including their own embarrassment, doctors may find it hard to bring up certain topic

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  2. Breaking Up With Your Doctor

    Brenda Della Casa had been seeing her primary care physician for two years and had brushed off her concerns about getting rushed care - until she had a health scare she couldn’t ignore. She told her doctor she was experiencing terrible back pain and stomachaches. Her doctor checked her, said she was

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  3. Senior Fitness: Why It's Never Too Late to Start

    Each month WebMD the Magazine puts your questions about weight loss and fitness to top exercise and motivational experts. This month, John Harvey, an 86-year-old retired physician, asked for help beginning a fitness routine. Harvey moved with his wife to a retirement community in Bethesda, Md., abou

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  4. Preparing for Retirement

    For years, many Americans have looked forward to their retirement, when they can stop working and relax. Instead of respite, however, many of today's retirees are starting to find their golden years fraught with financial difficulties and emotional woes. Today's retirees can expect to be considerabl

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  5. Growing Old, Baby-Boomer Style

    In 1946, 3.4 million babies were born in the U.S., a jump of 22% from the previous year. The surge of births continued, year after year, until 1964. By that time 78 million "baby boomers" had joined the population, creating a huge demographic bulge that flourished in America's postwar prosperity. Th

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  6. Games to Keep You Young

    Jennifer Wagner, 52, a blogger in New York City, is addicted to playing games like Wurdle, Bejeweled, and Cup O’ Joe on her iPhone. She discovered them when her husband and college-age sons talked non-stop about gaming apps after getting the iPhone in December 2008. “They make me think,” she says, “

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  7. 5 Natural Ways to Help Your Health

    No matter how the laws change in Washington, D.C., preventive medicine experts say the single best way to improve the nation’s health is simple: Stay healthy. Preventable illnesses like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and several leading forms of cancer make up a big chunk of health care spe

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  8. Staying Healthy in Tough Times

    With the economy ailing, lots of us are looking for ways to save money. Unfortunately, we may be looking in all the wrong places. Scrimping and saving by putting off doctor’s visits? Not filling that prescription because it costs too much? Letting your gym membership lapse? Any one of those decision

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  9. Aging Well: Eating Right for Longevity

    Aging: everyone does it, yet some people seem relatively unaffected by getting older. Could good nutrition be the key to a healthier, longer life? Does Aging Equal Illness? "Aging is often associated with the development of one or more chronic diseases, but it doesn't have to be that way," says Jeff

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  10. Role Reversal: Caregiving for Aging Parents

    Hannah Kalil is 83 years old, and lives by herself in upstate New York. She has aides who help with her caregiving throughout the day. But the responsibility of managing her finances, health care -- both mental and physical -- and long-term living situation falls to one person: her daughter -- and m

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