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  1. Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More Often

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who are chronically lonely visit the doctor more often than those who feel more socially connected, according to a new study. The findings suggest that taking steps to reduce loneliness among older adults may

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  2. Fit at 50? Cardiac Arrest During Exercise Unlikely

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physically active middle-aged men and women have little chance of suffering cardiac arrest while playing sports, a new study suggests. Researchers reviewed more than 1,200 cases of sudden cardiac arrest -- abrupt loss of

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  3. Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A single serving of leafy green vegetables each day may help keep dementia away, new research suggests. Researchers evaluated the eating habits and mental ability of more than 950 older adults for an average of five years. T

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  4. Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who need a kidney transplant are better off receiving an available organ from an older deceased donor rather than waiting for one from a younger donor, a new study shows. While kidneys from older donors can

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  5. Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating and exercise might help most people live to a respectable old age, but making it to 95 or 100 might require help from your DNA, a new study finds. "Genetic makeup explains an increasingly greater portion

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  6. Online and Mail-Order Medicine: How to Buy Safely

    You know you can save time and money when you buy medicine online or through a mail-order pharmacy, but still you wonder: Is the seller legit and are the drugs safe? Follow these steps to make sure you're getting a good deal. No. 1. Be wary of a super-bargain. "If it's too good to be true, it probab

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  7. Exercise, Not Vitamin D, Cuts Injuries From Falls

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neither routine exercise nor vitamin D supplementation does anything to lower the overall risk for accidental falls among older women, a new Finnish study says. However, the risk of serious injury as a result of falling was

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  8. A Sense of Purpose May Benefit Your Brain

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a strong sense of purpose in life may lower the likelihood of brain tissue damage in older adults, new research suggests. Autopsies conducted among adults in their 80s revealed that those who felt their lives had me

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  9. Older Heart Patients and Aggressive Treatments

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older people with certain types of heart problems might benefit from aggressive treatment they might otherwise not receive because of their age, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at 458 patients, aged 80 and older,

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  10. Cochlear Implants and Seniors' Mood, Thinking

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cochlear implants not only boost hearing in seniors with severe hearing loss, they might also enhance their emotional state and thinking abilities, a new study finds. A cochlear implant is a small device that helps prov

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