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  1. Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's not yet enough evidence to support screening all older adults for dementia or a less severe condition called "mild cognitive impairment," according to a statement released Monday by the influential U.S. Preventi

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  2. Older Drivers May Be Vulnerable to Just One Drink

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even a single glass of wine, bottle of beer or mixed drink might impair driving ability in people over the age of 55, new research suggests. A small study by University of Florida scientists looked at how one servi

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  3. More Muscles Linked to Longer Life

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The more muscle older adults have, the lower their risk of death, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 3,600 older adults who took part in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination

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  4. Color Vision Tends to Fade With Age: Study

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Here's one more ability that seems to decline with age: color sense. A new study finds that many people lose their ability to clearly distinguish certain colors as they age, with losses typically starting around age 70 a

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  5. Best Foods for Your Anti-Aging Diet

    From your brain to your bones, what you eat matters. So help yourself to some age-defying foods. "What you eat makes a huge difference in how you age and how you feel," dietitian Manuel Villacorta says. "Even your skin will stay younger-looking if you eat right," says Allison T. Pontius, MD, an expe

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  6. Genes vs. Lifestyle: What Matters Most for Health?

    Even if a condition like heart disease runs in your family, you can do a lot to break that pattern. Your choices and lifestyle make a big difference. Some genes lead to disease. "But for most people, a healthy lifestyle trumps inherited risk," says cardiologist Donald Lloyd-Jones. With heart disease

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  7. Hearing Loss: Tips to Improve Communication

    If you are living with hearing loss, there are things you can do to communicate better with others. Some lifestyle changes can improve your ability to hear, says Lisa Hamlin, director of policy for the Hearing Loss Association of America. Here are a few tips that may help. By looking at people direc

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  8. 4 Steps to Severe Hearing Loss Treatment

    When I was a kid, phone conversations with my grandmother went something like this: "Hello?" "Hi, Grandma. It's me, Stephanie!" (Pause) "Hello?" (Louder) "Hi, Grandma!" "Hello?" (Shouting) "HI, GRANDMA!!!" Click. At family gatherings, my relatives got so tired of repeating themselves that they left

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  9. Overcoming the Emotional Toll of Hearing Loss

    Being diagnosed with hearing loss, or learning that your child is hearing-impaired, isn't easy. You may feel a range of emotions, from shock to anger to sadness. Here are tips that can help you face these feelings. Most parents don't know much about hearing loss. Learning that your child is hearing-

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  10. Good Foods for Eye Health

    Carrots may be the food best known for helping your eyes. But other foods and their nutrients may be more important for keeping your eyesight keen as you age. Vitamins C and E, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3 fatty acids all play a role in eye health. They can help prevent cataracts, clouding

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