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    50+: Live Better, Longer

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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Best Memory-Boosting Games

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

    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 7 Health Challenges of Aging

      "If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself." So said Eubie Blake, the great ragtime composer and pianist who was still performing at the age of 99, the year before his death. Let's face it: old age is what lies ahead. If you're 40 or 50 or even 60, you might no

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    9. Putting Affairs in Order Before Death

      See Paris. Swim with a dolphin. Skydive. They're on almost every list of things you should do before you die. But what about those things you really should do before you die? They may not be fun, but they will bring you peace of mind today, and provide guidance to the friends and family members you

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    10. Be Your Own Health Advocate

      Without doubt, communication is crucial to good health care. When people take an active role in their care, research shows they fare better -- in satisfaction and in how well treatments work. A passive patient is less likely to get well. Yet patients often don't speak up for themselves, says Dr. Pau

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