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    50+: Live Better, Longer

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    1. Sex and Aging: Easy Ways to Solve Common Problems

      Worried that your sex life will take a hit as you age -- or worse, that it might go away forever? Don’t be. Doctors say the secrets to a happy love life are simple. Keep an open mind, and find clever ways to adapt to the challenges, like these, that often come with getting older: You Have Erectile D

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    2. 1 in 10 Americans Has Had Ringing in the Ears

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- One in 10 Americans has experienced ringing in the ears, a condition called tinnitus, and that is likely the result of prolonged exposure to loud noises, new research suggests. Of those who were struck by tinnitus, onl

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    3. Living Past 90 Doesn't Mean Disease, Disability

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- What if you could live well into your 90s and still be in good health? A new study suggests that may be possible, particularly if you have good genes. "Chronic disease is not an inevitable part of aging," said Dr. Sofi

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    4. Midlife Memory Lapses May Be Normal Part of Aging

      July 15, 2016 -- Midlife memory lapses may reflect a shift in how your brain forms and retrieves memories, not a decline in thinking skills, a new study suggests. Researchers at the Douglas Brain Imaging Centre of McGill University in Montreal found that during a memory-related task, a brain region

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    5. More Older Americans Cared for at Home

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More older Americans with chronic health problems are opting to live at home, relying on help from family, paid caregivers or friends, a new study finds. In 2012, half of seniors with a disability had some type of home

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    6. Tips for a Caregiver of Someone Who's Had a Stroke

      In 2005, after her husband, Don, had a stroke, Kathi Koll got a crash course in caregiving. She had cared for her parents in the past, but this was different. "Our lives completely changed overnight," she says. Don couldn't move, breathe without a respirator, speak, or eat. Koll, who now runs an org

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    7. Take Care of Yourself When You're the Caregiver

      When Terri Corcoran and her husband Vince were newlyweds, they not only lived together -- they worked together too, organizing scientific conferences and publishing an arts magazine. But as they settled into married life, things changed dramatically for them. Vince had a genetic condition and became

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    8. Want to Stay Mobile as You Age?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating may help reduce a woman's risk of physical disability as she grows older, a new study suggests. "Little research has been done on how diet impacts physical function later in life. We study the connection bet

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    9. Contaminated Gloves a No-No in Hospitals

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Health care workers who wear contaminated gloves can transfer bacteria onto hospital surfaces, a new study warns. "Infection control is a priority for all hospitals to reduce the spread of [bacteria]," said study author Sa

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    10. 15 Minutes of Exercise May Boost Life Span

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Just 15 minutes of exercise a day may lower older adults' risk of early death by one-fifth, a new study suggests. The research included more than 123,000 people, aged 60 and older. The study's mean follow-up time was 10 y

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