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  1. 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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  2. 6 Low-Impact Exercises as You Age

    As you age, it's a good idea to downshift from high-impact exercises. All that pounding needs to give way to something that's more in line with what your body needs now. Add these six low-impact moves to your exercise routine. They come from Jacque Ratliff, exercise physiologist and education specia

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  3. Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise, a healthy diet and good sleep can protect the body against the negative effects of stress and slow down the aging process at a cellular level, researchers report. A study involving hundreds of older women foun

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  4. Dieting After 60: 4 Things You Need to Know

    Keeping a healthy weight is a worthwhile goal at any age. And as you get older, it can get trickier. You might not be burning calories the way you did when you were younger, but you can still take off the extra pounds. The golden rules of weight loss still apply: Burn more calories than you eat or d

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  5. Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors are more easily distracted during thinking and memory tasks than younger people, a new study finds. "Almost any type of memory test administered reveals a decline in memory from the age of 25 on," study co-author R

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  6. Parent's Death Raises This Risk for Grown Children?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens who lose a parent might face an increased risk of an early death in adulthood, a new study suggests. People who were children or teens when a parent died had a 50 percent greater risk of death during

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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