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  1. Too Much TV Linked to Leading Causes of Death

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study links watching too much TV with some of the leading causes of death in the United States. Ninety-two percent of Americans have a TV in their home, according to background information in the study. And 80 perc

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  2. Feeling Extra Forgetful May Signal Dementia Ahead

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For some older women, feeling unusually forgetful may be a sign that dementia will develop later on, a new study suggests. "We studied older women who noticed themselves having memory problems but who still performed norm

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    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antipsychotic drug use in American seniors increases with age, a new study cautions. The researchers found that the percentage of people aged 80 to 84 who received a prescription for an antipsychotic drug was twice that

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  4. Bells and Whistles: The Latest in Hearing Aid Tech

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  5. How to Handle the Emotions of Hearing Loss

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  7. Retirement Might Not Agree With Your Health

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who keep working appear healthier than those who quit the workforce, new research suggests. The study of more than 83,000 Americans 65 and older found that being unemployed or retired was associated with the g

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  8. Daily Aspirin Benefits Those in 50s Most: Report

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Daily low-dose aspirin is best used as a preventive measure against heart disease for people in their 50s, top U.S. experts in preventive medicine have determined. People in their 60s also can take low-dose aspirin to r

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    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Avoiding middle-age spread could be one way to delay the onset of dementia, a new study hints. Researchers found that among 142 elderly adults with Alzheimer's disease, those who were overweight at age 50 tended to develop t

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  10. 1 in 4 Senior Women in U.S. Has Osteoporosis: CDC

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The weakening bones of osteoporosis greatly raise a person's odds for dangerous fractures, and a new report finds that one-quarter of all American women aged 65 or older suffer from the condition. Close to 6 percent of men

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