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    1. U.S. Lagging Other Countries on Many Health Measures

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Life expectancy has increased in the United States over the last two decades, but Americans are also spending more of their lives in poor health, a sweeping new study finds. And despite being the biggest spender on health ca

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    2. The Social Toll of Hearing Loss

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Straining to catch the gist of conversations is frustrating enough, but a new study shows that seniors with hearing loss are also at increased risk for hospitalization, illness, injury and depression. Researchers analyzed data

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    3. Video Game May Help Keep Aging Brains Sharp

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping the brain nimble in older adulthood may be as simple as playing a video game, according to researchers who compared the thought-process benefits of crossword puzzles with a computer program that increased users' menta

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    4. 'Western' Diet Not the Way to Age Well

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- A new British study provides further evidence that eating a so-called "Western" diet may not be good for you in the long run. People who eat this kind of diet -- which includes fried and sweet foods, processed and red meat,

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    5. Mental, Physical Workouts May Keep Seniors Sharp

      By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- A little exercise and some mental stimulation may go a long way toward helping seniors stay sharp, a new, small study suggests. Researchers found the memory and thinking skills of 126 inactive older adults improved after they were

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    6. Checklist Predicts if You'll Be Alive in 10 Years

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- A simple checklist could help doctors estimate whether an older patient will be alive 10 years from now, according to a new study. Researchers hope the findings, reported in the March 6 Journal of the American Medical Association,

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    7. Antioxidant Diet May Not Prevent Stroke, Dementia

      By Carina Storrs HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Antioxidants are celebrated as "brain foods" and "super foods," but a new study suggests that not all diets high in antioxidants reduce the risk of dementia and stroke. The study involved more than 5,000 people in the Netherl

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    8. Midlife Fitness Linked to Lower Dementia Risk

      Feb. 5, 2013 -- Higher fitness levels in middle age are linked with a lower risk of dementia later in life, a new study suggests. "We already know exercise has cardiovascular and many other benefits, but this may give people more incentive to get moving," says researcher Laura F. DeFina, MD, from Th

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    9. Baby Boomers' Health Worse Than Their Parents'

      Feb. 5, 2012 -- Today's baby boomers may live longer than their parents, but they are less healthy overall, a new study finds. “U.S. baby boomers have higher rates of chronic disease, more disability, and lower self-rated health than members of the previous generation at the same age," write the aut

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    10. A Good Mood May Boost Seniors' Brain Power

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- When older people's mood improves, so does their brain power, new research suggests. Being in a good mood appears to enhance decision-making skills and working memory among older adults, according to the study published i

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