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  1. Strong Grip May Mean Longer Life

    Sept. 10, 2010 -- If your grip is strong and you’re able to raise from a chair quickly, walk fast, and balance on one leg, chances are you’ll live longer than people who have difficulty doing such things, says a study published in BMJ, formerly the British Medical Journal. Researchers in the United

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  2. Helping the Elderly Avoid Falls

    Sept. 8, 2010 -- The risk factors for indoor and outdoor falls among the elderly differ, and not all falls indicate poor health, a study shows. Researchers found that risk factors for indoor falls include being a woman and having an inactive lifestyle. Risk factors for outdoor falls include being a

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  3. Bad News About Youth Boosts Elders' Esteem

    Sept. 1, 2010 -- People over 50 get a self-esteem boost when they read negative news about young adults, a study shows. Researchers also say young people, when given the choice, would rather read about people their own age and aren't very interested in stories about their elders, whether the article

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  4. Poll: Patients Unhappy With Rx Drugs

    Aug. 24, 2010 -- Nearly half of all Americans take at least one prescription drug on a regular basis, and they have concerns ranging from economics to safety to whether the doctor prescribing the drug is unduly influenced by pharmaceutical companies, according to a new poll. Consumer Reports Nationa

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  5. Berries May Slow Mental Decline From Aging

    Aug. 23, 2010 -- Compounds found in various berries and possibly in walnuts may slow down natural aging processes in the brain, new research indicates. What's more, blueberries, strawberries, and acai berries may help the aging brain in a crucial but previously unrecognized way, according to a study

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  6. Resveratrol May Slow Aging in Humans

    Aug. 4, 2010 -- The plant extract resveratrol, found in the skin of red grapes, appears to suppress inflammation and may fight aging in humans, according to a new study. Common food sources of resveratrol include grapes, wine, peanuts, blueberries, and cranberries. Study author Husam Ghanim, PhD, of

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  7. Might You Live to 100? Gene Test Tells

    July 1, 2010 -- Do you have what it takes to live 100 years -- or more? A new test tells whether a person has the "genetic signature" of exceptional longevity. About 77% of centenarians -- people 100 years old or older -- have this genetic profile. "Our genetic profile ... is essentially a picture,

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  8. Infection Control Lacking at Surgical Centers

    June 8, 2010 -- Lapses in procedures aimed at fighting infections are common in ambulatory surgical centers, a study shows. The lapses include safe hygiene methods and improper handling of medications and equipment. The study by the CDC is published in the June 9 issue of The Journal of the American

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  9. Exercise May Buffer Effects of Stress

    May 28, 2010 -- Short bursts of vigorous exercise -- the kind that makes you really break a sweat and increases your heart rate -- may help buffer the devastating effects that stress can have on cellular aging, a new study finds. Brief bouts of vigorous physical activity reduced one of the key signs

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  10. iPods, Texting at 100: How Centenarians Stay Hip

    May 7, 2010 -- Americans turning 100 or older this year are making sound lifestyle choices, not just about health and exercise but by clinging to social networks and adapting to new technologies, a new survey indicates. The fifth annual Evercare by United Healthcare100@100 Survey of 100 Americans tu

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