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  1. Fitness for Life

    Get active. It's one of the best things you can do for yourself. “Exercise is an antidote to aging," says Barry A. Franklin, PhD. He is director of cardiac rehabilitation and exercise labs at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. A well-rounded routine, as part of a healthy lifestyle, may help you a

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  2. Aging Brain, More Trouble With Financial Decisions?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Years of research have produced conflicting findings on aging's effects on brainpower. Now, a new study says that people aged 65 to 90 are significantly less likely than their younger counterparts to make what researchers defin

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  3. Little Benefit Seen in Repeat Bone-Density Testing

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 24 (HealthDay News) -- For many seniors, it may not be worthwhile to undergo frequent imaging tests to see if they're at risk for broken bones, a new study suggests. Repeating a bone-mineral-density test four years after the initial one did not pr

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  4. 2 Questions May Reveal Seniors' Impending Decline

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Mobility is a key indicator of healthy aging, and doctors should screen older patients for signs of physical decline, say the authors of a new review. For the study, published Sept. 18 in the Journal of the American Medical As

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  5. Older Age May Mean Fewer Hangovers

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Here's some good news for anyone who's ever woken up fuzzy-headed and bleary-eyed after a night of heavy boozing: New research suggests that hangovers fade with age. A large study of Danish people finds that hangover symptoms a

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  6. Video Game May Erase Effects of Aging on the Brain

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A specially designed video game may help sharpen mental skills that fade with age, a new study shows. The study, which is published in the Sept. 5 issue of the journal Nature, tested a video game that was created by brain sc

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  7. Middle-Aged Health Behavior a Matter of Degrees

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged Americans with a college degree are more likely to make healthy lifestyle changes when confronted with a health problem than those who dropped out of college or never went, new research finds. The way in wh

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  8. Baby Boomers Need Hepatitis C Test: CDC Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Baby boomers -- the generation known for sex, drugs and rock and roll -- are the most likely Americans to develop hepatitis C, and too many of them aren't tested until it's too late to prevent liver damage, U.S. health offic

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  9. Heavy Coffee Drinking, Shorter Lives for Some?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Hold the java and listen up: A new study suggests that people under 55 who drink four or more cups of coffee a day are more likely to die early than others. Skeptical experts cautioned that the study of over 40,000 adults has

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  10. Risk Factors for Early Dementia Can Show Up in Teens

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Swedish researchers have identified nine risk factors -- many occurring during a person's teens -- that are tied to early onset dementia. The good news is that several of these symptoms and behaviors can be prevented or treat

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