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  1. For Seniors, Poor Sleep May Mean Higher Stroke Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Poor sleep may raise seniors' risk of hardening of the brain arteries, and possibly contribute to the chances of a stroke, a new study suggests. Researchers examined the autopsied brains of 315 people, average age 90, wh

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  2. Low Bicarbonate Levels May Be a Danger for Seniors

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who are healthy but have low blood levels of bicarbonate are at higher risk for premature death, a new study contends. Bicarbonate plays an important role in maintaining the body's pH balance. Fruits and vegetabl

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  3. Could High Vitamin D Harm Seniors Prone to Falls?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Higher doses of vitamin D don't improve mobility for the elderly, and may actually raise the risk for falls among certain seniors, a new study suggests. The small Swiss study, published in the Jan. 4 issue of JAMA Internal

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  4. Seniors: The New Face of Addiction

    Dec. 2, 2015 -- Meet Jerry. He’s 75. He’s a happily retired grandfather. He’s still married after 50 years. And he’s an alcoholic. After a lifetime of working, a stint in rehab and daily Alcoholics Anonymous meetings weren’t part of his retirement plans. Sure, he drank, but so do lots of people, and

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  5. Brain Gains for Older Adults Who Start Exercising

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Beginning an exercise program may help protect older adults' brains or even reverse early mental decline, a small study suggests. Researchers placed 34 inactive people, aged 61 to 88, on an exercise regimen. It included mo

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  6. Too Much TV Linked to Leading Causes of Death

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study links watching too much TV with some of the leading causes of death in the United States. Ninety-two percent of Americans have a TV in their home, according to background information in the study. And 80 perc

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  7. Feeling Extra Forgetful May Signal Dementia Ahead

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For some older women, feeling unusually forgetful may be a sign that dementia will develop later on, a new study suggests. "We studied older women who noticed themselves having memory problems but who still performed norm

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  8. Many Seniors Get Antipsychotic Meds, Despite Risks

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antipsychotic drug use in American seniors increases with age, a new study cautions. The researchers found that the percentage of people aged 80 to 84 who received a prescription for an antipsychotic drug was twice that

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  9. Bells and Whistles: The Latest in Hearing Aid Tech

    Modern hearing-aid technology can help you hear what you want to hear when you want to hear it. Many devices have features that hearing aid wearers would never have dreamed of 50 or even 20 years ago. There's even help for people without hearing loss. Your basic hearing aid and cochlear implant are

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  10. Hearing Loss: Tips for Better Communication

    If you’re living with hearing loss, conversations with others can be a challenge. But sometimes “the most effective aids are small lifestyle changes,” says Rosellen Reif, a counselor in Raleigh, NC, who helps people with physical disabilities.  Here are some strategies that can help. Ask for a heads

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