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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 'Moderate' Drinking Harms Older People's Hearts?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Moderate" drinking might harm your heart if you're a senior citizen, a new study suggests. And women appear to be at greater risk for alcohol-related heart damage than men, the researchers found. "In an elderly populati

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  4. Majority of Older U.S. Adults Take Daily Aspirin

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Slightly more than half of middle-aged adults and seniors in the United States take aspirin daily to prevent heart attack, stroke or other serious illnesses, a new survey has found. Leading medical associations recommen

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  5. Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who pursue artistic, craft and social activities may stay mentally sharp longer, a new study suggests. Researchers found that older adults involved in these activities or those who used a computer later in life wer

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  6. Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More Often

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who are chronically lonely visit the doctor more often than those who feel more socially connected, according to a new study. The findings suggest that taking steps to reduce loneliness among older adults may

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  7. Fit at 50? Cardiac Arrest During Exercise Unlikely

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physically active middle-aged men and women have little chance of suffering cardiac arrest while playing sports, a new study suggests. Researchers reviewed more than 1,200 cases of sudden cardiac arrest -- abrupt loss of

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  8. Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A single serving of leafy green vegetables each day may help keep dementia away, new research suggests. Researchers evaluated the eating habits and mental ability of more than 950 older adults for an average of five years. T

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  9. Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who need a kidney transplant are better off receiving an available organ from an older deceased donor rather than waiting for one from a younger donor, a new study shows. While kidneys from older donors can

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  10. Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating and exercise might help most people live to a respectable old age, but making it to 95 or 100 might require help from your DNA, a new study finds. "Genetic makeup explains an increasingly greater portion

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