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  1. More Muscles Linked to Longer Life

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The more muscle older adults have, the lower their risk of death, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 3,600 older adults who took part in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination

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  2. Genes vs. Lifestyle: What Matters Most for Health?

    Even if a condition like heart disease runs in your family, you can do a lot to break that pattern. Your choices and lifestyle make a big difference. Some genes lead to disease. "But for most people, a healthy lifestyle trumps inherited risk," says cardiologist Donald Lloyd-Jones. With heart disease

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  3. Overcoming the Emotional Toll of Hearing Loss

    Being diagnosed with hearing loss, or learning that your child is hearing-impaired, isn't easy. You may feel a range of emotions, from shock to anger to sadness. Here are tips that can help you face these feelings. Most parents don't know much about hearing loss. Learning that your child is hearing-

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  4. Hearing Loss: Tips to Improve Communication

    If you are living with hearing loss, there are things you can do to communicate better with others. Some lifestyle changes can improve your ability to hear, says Lisa Hamlin, director of policy for the Hearing Loss Association of America. Here are a few tips that may help. By looking at people direc

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  5. 4 Steps to Severe Hearing Loss Treatment

    When I was a kid, phone conversations with my grandmother went something like this: "Hello?" "Hi, Grandma. It's me, Stephanie!" (Pause) "Hello?" (Louder) "Hi, Grandma!" "Hello?" (Shouting) "HI, GRANDMA!!!" Click. At family gatherings, my relatives got so tired of repeating themselves that they left

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  6. Good Foods for Eye Health

    Carrots may be the food best known for helping your eyes. But other foods and their nutrients may be more important for keeping your eyesight keen as you age. Vitamins C and E, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3 fatty acids all play a role in eye health. They can help prevent cataracts, clouding

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  7. Most Americans Don't Deal With End-of-Life Issues

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans do not deal with end-of-life issues and wishes, a new study indicates. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 8,000 people who took part in nationwide surveys conducted in 2009 and 2010, and found that only

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  8. Want to Stay Young? Start Moving

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that exercise among older adults helps ward off depression, dementia and other health problems, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Exercise increased the odds of healthy aging as much as seven

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  9. Recessions May Contribute to Mental Decline Years Later: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Recessions can have long-lasting effects, and they may not be just financial. A new study has found that people affected by an economic downturn in middle age may be at risk for mental decline later in life. Researchers

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  10. Cells Show Signs of Faster Aging After Depression

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- The cells of people who have had depression may age more quickly, a new study suggests. Dutch researchers compared cell structures called telomeres in more than 2,400 people with and without depression. Like the plastic tips a

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