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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Excess Midlife Weight Tied to Earlier Alzheimer's

    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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  4. 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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  5. Moderate Coffee Drinking and Seniors' Brain Health

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A study of more than 1,400 Italian seniors finds links between patterns of coffee consumption and their risk for "mild cognitive impairment" -- declines in memory and thinking that are often a precursor to dementia. The study

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  6. Well-Off, Over 50: Risk for Problem Drinking

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Are you over 50, making a good income, physically healthy and active? A new British study suggests you might need to be wary of one potential downside: a higher risk for excessive, problem drinking. A team led by Jose Ip

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  7. Vitamin B12 Supplements May Not Help Some Seniors

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin B12 supplements are known to benefit seniors with severe B12 deficiency, but they may not help those who are just moderately deficient, a new study suggests. "Many people may be taking vitamin B12 supplements on a r

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  8. Some People Do Age Faster Than Others

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who look older than their years may be aging at an accelerated pace, new research suggests. A study of 38-year-olds in New Zealand found their "biological age" -- the state of their organs, immune system, heart health a

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  9. A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who want to stay sharp as they age often turn to brain teasers, puzzles and games, figuring correctly that they'll lose it if they don't use it. But a healthy body is also key to maintaining a healthy brain, and

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  10. Older Americans Need Protein to Keep Muscles Strong, Study Says

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults need a protein-rich diet to maintain muscle mass and strength, a new study suggests. Protein should come from animal and plant sources, since each type of protein appears to play different roles in mainta

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