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  1. Weak Knees Large Cause of Falls in Older People

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study supports what many American seniors may already know: that knee "instability" boosts their odds for a dangerous fall. "Falls, injury from falls and poor balance confidence are extremely common and deb

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  2. 6 Tips for People With Eating Problems

    Not long after Debbie McClure was diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome, an immune system disorder that causes dry mouth, she sat down to a roast beef dinner. She was still adjusting to her condition. So she didn’t fully realize how not having enough saliva, which helps move food from the mouth and down

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  3. Depression May Boost Seniors' Risk for These

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Depression increases the risk of heart disease and stroke in older adults, a new study indicates. The researchers looked at more than 7,300 seniors in France with no history of heart disease, stroke or dementia at the sta

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  4. When Seniors Stop Driving, Worse Health May Result

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who give up driving may see their mental and physical well-being decline, a new research review finds. The review of 16 published studies found that seniors tended to show poorer health after they stopped drivi

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  5. What to Ask Your Surgeon Before an Operation

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  7. How to Plan for Recovery at Home After Surgery

    You can make your recovery at home go a lot smoother if you take a little time to plan ahead. Ask your doctor what you won't be able to do at first while you're healing up, and get help from friends and family to prepare your living space. Do I need to make changes to my house? This depends on what

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  8. Too Few Older Adults Tell Docs About Memory Loss

    By E J Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Do you worry that forgetting names, or where you put your keys, might be a sign of impending dementia? If you're like most older Americans, you don't bring this up with your doctor, a new study shows. Researchers who looke

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  9. 7 Tips to Help Decide if Surgery Is Right for You

    If you're not sure whether to go ahead with surgery, think about the pros and cons. It may seem like a daunting task, but with your doctor's help, you can lay out the risks and benefits.  Take some simple steps that can make it easier to reach a decision. Ask your surgeon to get specific about how a

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  10. Americans 100 and Older Living Even Longer

    By E J Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The more than 72,000 Americans who have celebrated 100 birthdays or more are now surviving longer, a new federal report shows. Although death rates for centenarians were on the rise between 2000 and 2008, that has since ch

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