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    1. Weak Knees Large Cause of Falls in Older People

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study supports what many American seniors may already know: that knee "instability" boosts their odds for a dangerous fall. "Falls, injury from falls and poor balance confidence are extremely common and deb

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    2. What to Do If It's Hard to Chew or Swallow

      Not long after Debbie McClure was diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome, an immune system disorder that causes dry mouth, she sat down to a roast beef dinner. She was still adjusting to her condition. So she didn’t fully realize how not having enough saliva, which helps move food from the mouth and down

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    3. Depression May Boost Seniors' Risk for These

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Depression increases the risk of heart disease and stroke in older adults, a new study indicates. The researchers looked at more than 7,300 seniors in France with no history of heart disease, stroke or dementia at the sta

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    4. When Seniors Stop Driving, Worse Health May Result

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who give up driving may see their mental and physical well-being decline, a new research review finds. The review of 16 published studies found that seniors tended to show poorer health after they stopped drivi

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    5. How to Find Out About Your Hospital's Performance

      Before you make a big purchase, you probably do a lot of research. Is it the best product out there? How are the customer reviews? Picking the right hospital shouldn't be any different. When you have an emergency, of course, it's a no-brainer -- you head to the nearest one. But for surgery that you

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    6. What to Expect When You're Sent Home After Surgery

      Your doctor tells you it's time to say goodbye to the hospital and head back home. You're excited, of course, but also maybe a little worried about the road ahead. You can ease your fears if you take a moment to learn what will happen on the day you get sprung. How will my doctor decide when I can l

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    7. Too Few Older Adults Tell Docs About Memory Loss

      By E J Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Do you worry that forgetting names, or where you put your keys, might be a sign of impending dementia? If you're like most older Americans, you don't bring this up with your doctor, a new study shows. Researchers who looke

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    8. Older People May Get Unneeded Cancer Screenings

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many older Americans are unnecessarily screened for breast and prostate cancer, which can lead to treatments they don't need, a new study contends. The practice may also be costing the U.S. health care system $1.2 bill

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    9. Americans 100 and Older Living Even Longer

      By E J Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The more than 72,000 Americans who have celebrated 100 birthdays or more are now surviving longer, a new federal report shows. Although death rates for centenarians were on the rise between 2000 and 2008, that has since ch

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    10. Anesthesia After 40 Not Tied to Mental Decline

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Receiving general anesthesia for surgery after age 40 doesn't appear to raise the risk for mild thinking and memory problems later in life, a new study finds. Mayo Clinic researchers followed more than 1,700 people in M

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