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50+: Live Better, Longer

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Best Memory-Boosting Games

    From leading brain experts: games that boost your memory now - and help keep you sharp for years to come.

  8. 4 Ways to Stop Age-Related Memory Loss

    She could deal with constantly forgetting her shopping list, and she'd made a habit of writing down where she'd parked her car, each and every time. But in her mid-50s, Janis Mara's memory problems started costing her money. Late fees began piling up because she forgot to pay her bills. "Over time,

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  9. Stuck in the Middle with You

    If you’re caring for an elderly parent -- or parents -- and your own children at the same time, you’re probably overwhelmed, overworked, overscheduled, and exhausted. You’re also part of a growing cultural phenomenonknown asthe “sandwich generation.” As today’s parents have children later in life, i

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  10. The Art of Aging Gracefully

    In Nora Ephron's best-selling book, I Feel Bad About My Neck, she laments the sorry state of her 60-something neck: "Our faces are lies and our necks are the truth. You have to cut open a redwood tree to see how old it is, but you wouldn't have to if it had a neck," she writes. "Every so often I rea

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