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  1. The Best and Worst States for Long-Term Care

    Sept. 8, 2011 -- Geography determines the type of long-term care available to Americans, a new report suggests. The "scorecard" report finds that states vary widely in the services they provide to the elderly, to disabled adults, and to the family caregivers who support them. "Our intention is that

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  2. Study: Memory Loss Boosts Risk of Death

    Sept. 6, 2011 -- Older adults who have thinking and memory problems known as cognitive impairment are at a higher risk of death, new research has found. "The association between cognitive impairment and death risk was found even for mild impairment," says Greg A. Sachs, MD, professor of medicine and

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  3. Are Signs of Old Age Really Something More Serious?

    Aug. 31, 2011 -- Shaky hands, a stooped posture, and slower walking are often written off as normal signs of aging, but they may be more than that. These symptoms may be signs of tiny blocked blood vessels in the brain. “What we think of as normal aging may not be so normal after all,” says research

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  4. 4 Keys to a Long Life

    Aug. 18, 2011 -- Healthy living translates to longer life. That's the conclusion of a new CDC report published today in the American Journal of Public Health. Using federal health survey data collected from 1988 to 2006,  researchers determined that people ages 17 and older who don't smoke, exercise

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  5. Does Watching TV Shorten Your Life Span?

    Aug. 15, 2011 -- Watching six hours or more of TV per day could shorten the average life expectancy by nearly five years, a study suggests. Researchers say it's the first study to look at the loss of life associated with this sedentary activity. "TV viewing time may have adverse health consequences

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  6. Hib Disease Increasing Among Adults

    Aug. 11, 2011 -- Hib diseasemay beon the rise among adults, according to a new study. The study published in Emerging Infectious Diseases looked at Utah residents. Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease is a bacterial illness that can cause pneumonia, meningitis, and blood infection and can som

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  7. Steep Decline in Autopsy Rate Since 1970s

    Aug. 4, 2011 -- The autopsy rate in the U.S. has declined dramatically since 1972, mainly because fewer autopsies are being done on people who die of disease, according to a new CDC report. Overall, the percentage of deaths for which autopsies were performed declined from 19.3% in 1972 to 8.5% in 20

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  8. Very Old Don't Always Have Healthy Habits

    Aug. 3, 2011 -- Forget the stereotype pairing up longevity with clean living. Men and women who live to age 95 and beyond, it seems, are overall no better than the general population when it comes to health habits such as watching their weight, eating well, and exercising, according to a new study.

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  9. Many Older Americans Have Mild Memory Loss

    July 22, 2011 (Paris) -- Mild memory loss is relatively common, affecting between 10% and 20% of older adults in the U.S., new data suggest. In addition to getting older, a new study shows that diabetes, stroke, and obesity increase the likelihood of mild memory loss.  The ApoE4 gene, which has been

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  10. Hearing Loss May Skew Alzheimer's Test Results

    July 21, 2011 (Paris) -- If you're going to take your elderly parents in for a memory checkup, you may want to have their hearing tested first. So suggest researchers who found that a substantial number of people may have false-positive results on cognitive tests designed to detect dementia due to u

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