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  1. Jury Still Out on Routine Mental Tests for Seniors, Panel Says

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians give screening tests to older adults who show signs of mental decline, and some experts have theorized that all seniors might benefit from routine memory testing. But proposed guidelines from a U.S. government-appointe

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  2. Mediterranean Diet May Help Women Live Longer, Healthier Lives

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged women who follow a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet may live a healthier, longer life, a new study suggests. "Women with healthier dietary patterns at midlife were 40 percent more likely to survive to age 70 or over

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  3. Balance Training Seems to Prevent Falls by Elderly

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise programs meant to prevent falls in seniors may also help prevent injuries caused by falls, according to a new review. Fall-related injuries are common among seniors and a major cause of long-term pain and disability. T

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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 be

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  7. 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 investigate a

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  8. Help for Eating Problems

    When dental pain, an upset stomach, or a dry mouth makes eating difficult, mealtime can feel more like a chore than a joy. It can be frustrating if you’re no longer able to enjoy some of the foods you’re used to eating. And you may worry about how to get all the nutrition you need. But, with a few s

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  9. 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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  10. 10 Foods You and Your Grandkids Should Eat

    You love your grandkids. They're the cutest and smartest on the block. Chances are you take every opportunity to spend time with them. That probably means choosing meals and snacks together. What’s the smartest choice? "Growing kids typically have voracious appetites. They need lots of calories for

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