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  1. Best Foods for Your Anti-Aging Diet

    From your brain to your bones, what you eat matters. So help yourself to some age-defying foods. "What you eat makes a huge difference in how you age and how you feel," dietitian Manuel Villacorta says. "Even your skin will stay younger-looking if you eat right," says Allison T. Pontius, MD, an expe

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  2. U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Average life expectancy in the United States reached an all-time high of 78.8 years in 2012, federal officials reported Wednesday. The increased life expectancy is likely due to Americans living healthier lifestyles, a

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  3. 9 Brain Boosters to Prevent Memory Loss

    Everyone has memory blips from time to time -- the word that's on the very tip of your tongue, or the house keys that aren't where you swear you left them. As you get older, these kinds of slip-ups may become even more common and frequent. Yet you don't have to resign yourself to memory loss. Try 9

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  4. Live Healthy on a Retirement Budget

    You don't have to worry about keeping your healthy habits if you're on a retirement budget. You can eat well and stay fit without breaking the bank. Healthy eating isn't expensive, says AARP savings expert Jeff Yeager, author of How to Retire the Cheapskate Way. "Many of the healthiest foods we shou

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  5. Fitness for Life

    Get active. It's one of the best things you can do for yourself. "Exercise is an antidote to aging," says Barry A. Franklin, PhD, director of the cardiac rehabilitation and exercise labs at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. A well-rounded routine, as part of a healthy lifestyle, may help you avoid

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  6. One Part of the Brain Doesn't Age, Study Suggests

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- At least one part of an older person's brain can still process information as well as younger people, according to new research. Researchers compared the spatial attention skills of 60 older adults and younger people. Spat

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  7. Failing Vision Tied to Shorter Lifespans for Seniors

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among seniors, dimming vision may be tied to poorer survival, new research suggests. The study involved more than 2,500 people, aged 65 to 84, who were assessed when they enrolled in the study and again two, six and eigh

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  8. How Nutritional Needs Change as You Age

    Do you need to change what and how you eat in your 50s, 60s, and beyond? Yes, though maybe not in ways you might think. You need fewer calories every decade, says Connie Bales, PhD, RD, associate director of the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center at Durham VA Medical Center. "We move

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  9. How to Eat as You Age

    Eating well helps keep your body strong, your mind sharp, and your energy level up as you age. So put these five types of foods on your grocery list. "The darker the red, the deeper the green, the more yellow, the more orange -- they're the foods that have function," says Diane Stadler, PhD, RD, a r

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  10. Malnutrition Threatens Many Seniors Seen at ERs

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of American seniors seen at emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, a new study reveals. Among ER patients aged 65 and older, 16 percent were malnourished and 60 percent

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