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50+: Live Better, Longer

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. What to Expect When You're Sent Home After Surgery

    When your doctor tells you it's time to go home, you may feel excited, but also a little stressed. You might worry about how you'll manage when the support you got in the hospital goes away. You can ease your fears by learning what to expect on the day you get sprung. How will my doctor decide when

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  4. What to Ask Your Surgeon Before an Operation

    Before your operation, meet with your surgeon to get all your questions answered. It will help put you at ease before the surgery, and you'll get tips about how to prepare. Here's what to ask: Where will the operation take place? Most surgeries used to happen at hospitals, says Frederick L. Greene,

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  5. 7 Tips to Help Decide if Surgery Is Right for You

    If you're not sure whether to go ahead with surgery, think about the pros and cons. It may seem like a daunting task, but with your doctor's help, you can lay out the risks and benefits. These tips can help you make up your mind.   Ask your surgeon about specific benefits. For instance, will your op

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  6. How to Plan for Recovery at Home After Surgery

    You can make your recovery at home go a lot smoother if you take a little time to plan ahead. Ask your doctor about your restrictions, and get help from friends and family to prepare your living space. Here's what you need to start thinking about: Do I need to make changes to my house? This depends

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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