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50+: Live Better, Longer

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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. Eating to Control Diabetes and Blood Sugar

    What you eat -- and when you eat it -- can affect your blood sugar levels. These food tips, in addition to following your doctor’s advice, can help keep your blood sugar levels in check. "When you’ve spent a lifetime developing eating habits, you can't just flip a switch and change them overnight,"

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  5. Help a Loved One Eat Right to Recover From Illness

    When a senior is sick or recovering from an injury, it's important for them to eat a healthy diet. Getting enough calories from nutritious foods can help their recovery. It will help their bodies heal and give them the mental and physical energy they need. "The most important thing is to ensure that

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  6. 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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  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. 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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  10. 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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