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    1. Older Drivers May Be Vulnerable to Just One Drink

      By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even a single glass of wine, bottle of beer or mixed drink might impair driving ability in people over the age of 55, new research suggests. A small study by University of Florida scientists looked at how one servi

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    2. Color Vision Tends to Fade With Age: Study

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Here's one more ability that seems to decline with age: color sense. A new study finds that many people lose their ability to clearly distinguish certain colors as they age, with losses typically starting around age 70 a

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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