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  1. How to Keep Your Bones Strong as You Age

    It's true that we lose bone as we age. Bone loss can cause osteoporosis, where bones can become so thin that they break. Fractures from osteoporosis are a leading cause of disability. The good news: Osteoporosis isn't a natural part of aging -- there’s plenty you can do to keep your bones strong and

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  2. Power-Packed Recipes for Maximum Nutrition

    Eating right is important no matter what age you are. You can feel better, have more energy, reduce the risk of disease and stay healthy by choosing nutrient-rich foods -- whatever your age.    As you get older, eating well becomes more challenging. You need fewer calories and those calories need to

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  3. Older Adults: 9 Nutrients You May Be Missing

    Getting adequate nutrition can be a challenge as you get older. With age, the number of calories you need begins to decline. Every calorie you consume must be packed with nutrition in order to hit the mark. Even then, you may fall short. "As we get older, the body becomes less efficient at absorbing

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  4. Myths About Exercise and Older Adults

    Have you given up on exercise? A lot of older people do -- just one out of four people between the ages of 65 and 74 exercises regularly. Many people assume that they're too out-of-shape, or sick, or tired, or just plain old to exercise. They're wrong. "Exercise is almost always good for people of a

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  5. Help a Loved One Eat Right

    It may take a little work to figure out what's keeping your loved one from eating, but once you do, you can help. Two experts -- Mary Fennell Lyles, MD, and geriatrics dietitian Dixie Yow, RD, offer these tips to make sure your loved one is getting the nutrition they need.    "You have to investigat

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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