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  1. Joan Rivers's Cause of Death

    Oct. 17, 2014 -- Joan Rivers died of complications while having medical procedures to check her voice box and vocal cords and to determine whether she had acid reflux, according to a New York City medical examiner's report released Thursday. It said the 81-year-old comedian's death on Sept. 4 was du

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  2. U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Average life expectancy in the United States reached an all-time high of 78.8 years in 2012, federal officials reported Wednesday. The increased life expectancy is likely due to Americans living healthier lifestyles, a

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  3. One Part of the Brain Doesn't Age, Study Suggests

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- At least one part of an older person's brain can still process information as well as younger people, according to new research. Researchers compared the spatial attention skills of 60 older adults and younger people. Spat

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  4. Failing Vision Tied to Shorter Lifespans for Seniors

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among seniors, dimming vision may be tied to poorer survival, new research suggests. The study involved more than 2,500 people, aged 65 to 84, who were assessed when they enrolled in the study and again two, six and eigh

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  5. Malnutrition Threatens Many Seniors Seen at ERs

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of American seniors seen at emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, a new study reveals. Among ER patients aged 65 and older, 16 percent were malnourished and 60 percent

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  6. Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise, a healthy diet and good sleep can protect the body against the negative effects of stress and slow down the aging process at a cellular level, researchers report. A study involving hundreds of older women foun

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  7. Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors are more easily distracted during thinking and memory tasks than younger people, a new study finds. "Almost any type of memory test administered reveals a decline in memory from the age of 25 on," study co-author R

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  8. Parent's Death Raises This Risk for Grown Children?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens who lose a parent might face an increased risk of an early death in adulthood, a new study suggests. People who were children or teens when a parent died had a 50 percent greater risk of death during

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  9. Nursing Home Care Out of Reach for Many 'Boomers'?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With higher rates of illness but fewer adult children to care for them, many of America's baby boom generation may find themselves unable to pay for the nursing home care they need, a new study warns. Already, a growing nu

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  10. Dancing Can Help Senior Mobility

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dancing can reduce seniors' knee and hip pain and also improve their walking, a new, small study finds. The research involved 34 seniors, average age 80, who all had pain or stiffness in their knees or hips as a result mai

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