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  1. 6 Yoga Poses That Age Well

    You can do yoga at any age -- really! It's just a matter of picking what type of yoga you do and working within your abilities. It might even help you age better, keeping you flexible and building strength through low-impact moves. “We lose about a half-pound of muscle per year for each year we’re n

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  2. Nursing Home Care Out of Reach for Many 'Boomers'?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With higher rates of illness but fewer adult children to care for them, many of America's baby boom generation may find themselves unable to pay for the nursing home care they need, a new study warns. Already, a growing nu

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  3. Dancing Can Help Senior Mobility

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dancing can reduce seniors' knee and hip pain and also improve their walking, a new, small study finds. The research involved 34 seniors, average age 80, who all had pain or stiffness in their knees or hips as a result mai

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  4. Cancer, Heart Disease Not Likely Killers of Those Over 100

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pneumonia and frailty are more likely to be the cause of death among people aged 100 and older, rather than chronic conditions such as cancer or heart disease, new research shows. The findings are based on data on centen

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  5. Learning Another Language May Help the Aging Brain

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Speaking two or more languages helps protect your brain as you age, even if you learn new languages as an adult, new research suggests. The study included 835 people born in Scotland in 1936 whose first language was English

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  6. Sagging Eyelids More Common in These People?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The dreaded drooping eyelids that often come with age are more likely to appear on men, people with fair skin and those who are overweight, a new study finds. The study also suggests that sagging eyelids can run in famili

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  7. Race and Older Trauma Patients in the ER

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older black trauma patients are 20 percent more likely to survive their injuries than their white peers are, a new study shows. The finding is surprising because studies typically show that black trauma patients have wor

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  8. 1 in 5 Elderly Patients Injured by Medical Care

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in five Medicare patients are victims of medical injuries that often aren't related to their underlying disease or condition, according to new research. The injuries included: being given the wrong medication,

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  9. Purposeful Life Might Be a Longer Life

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- You may live longer if you feel you have a purpose in life, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 6,000 people who were asked if they felt they had a purpose in life and about their relations with

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  10. Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's not yet enough evidence to support screening all older adults for dementia or a less severe condition called "mild cognitive impairment," according to a statement released Monday by the influential U.S. Preventi

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