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  1. Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For American seniors, a fall can have disabling or even fatal consequences. And a new study finds that the rate of older people who suffer a fall is actually on the rise. A research team led by Dr. Christine Cigolle, of th

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  2. Middle-Aged Worse at Texting While Driving: Study

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risky mix of texting and driving may be more problematic for middle-aged drivers than it is for younger drivers, according to new research. However, that doesn't mean texting and driving is OK for any age group, the stud

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  3. 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers could be closing in on a "fountain of youth" drug that can delay the effects of aging and improve the health of older adults, a new study suggests. Seniors received a significant boost to their immune syst

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  4. Seniors and Potentially Dangerous Sedatives

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors continue to prescribe sedatives such as Xanax or Valium for seniors despite the significant risks they pose, a new study contends. The drugs in question are a class of medications called benzodiazepines. This cl

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  5. Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of Americans with dementia have never undergone screening of their thinking and memory skills, a new study suggests. As reported online Nov. 26 in Neurology, "approximately 1.8 million Americans over the

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  6. Senior Aggression Common in Nursing Homes

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly adults who live in nursing homes may commonly deal with aggressive or inappropriate behavior from fellow residents, a new study suggests. The study of 10 centers in New York state found that, in the space of just one

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  7. Genes of Oldest People: No Insights to Long Life

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The genes of the world's oldest people have been sequenced, but the decoding effort did not reveal any genes strongly linked with an exceptionally long lifespan, scientists report. Researchers performed whole-genome seq

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  8. 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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  9. U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Average life expectancy in the United States reached an all-time high of 78.8 years in 2012, federal officials reported Wednesday. The increased life expectancy is likely due to Americans living healthier lifestyles, a

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  10. Live Healthy on a Retirement Budget

    You don't have to worry about keeping your healthy habits if you're on a retirement budget. You can eat well and stay fit without breaking the bank. Healthy eating isn't expensive, says AARP savings expert Jeff Yeager, author of How to Retire the Cheapskate Way. "Many of the healthiest foods we shou

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