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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Older Drivers May Be Vulnerable to Just One Drink

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even a single glass of wine, bottle of beer or mixed drink might impair driving ability in people over the age of 55, new research suggests. A small study by University of Florida scientists looked at how one servi

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  6. Color Vision Tends to Fade With Age: Study

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Here's one more ability that seems to decline with age: color sense. A new study finds that many people lose their ability to clearly distinguish certain colors as they age, with losses typically starting around age 70 a

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  7. More Muscles Linked to Longer Life

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The more muscle older adults have, the lower their risk of death, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 3,600 older adults who took part in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination

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  8. Genes vs. Lifestyle: What Matters Most for Health?

    Even if a condition like heart disease runs in your family, you can do a lot to break that pattern. Your choices and lifestyle make a big difference. Some genes lead to disease. "But for most people, a healthy lifestyle trumps inherited risk," says cardiologist Donald Lloyd-Jones. With heart disease

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  9. 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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  10. 4 Steps to Severe Hearing Loss Treatment

    When I was a kid, phone conversations with my grandmother went something like this: "Hello?" "Hi, Grandma. It's me, Stephanie!" (Pause) "Hello?" (Louder) "Hi, Grandma!" "Hello?" (Shouting) "HI, GRANDMA!!!" Click. At family gatherings, my relatives got so tired of repeating themselves that they left

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