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    1. Memory Problems May Worsen After Hospital Stay

      March 21, 2012 -- Older people who are hospitalized may experience a worsening of their memory problems and thinking abilities after they are discharged, a new study suggests. Exactly why this occurs is not fully understood. “Hospitalization is very common in older age and many older Americans are s

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    2. U.S. Death Rates Drop 60% in 75 Years

      March 13, 2012 -- Death may be inevitable, but a new report shows the risk of death isn’t what it used to be. Researchers found the risk of dying has dropped by 60% over the last 75 years. The CDC report on trends on death rates in the U.S. shows the risk of death has decreased for all age groups, b

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    3. Berries Boost Brain Function

      March 9, 2012 -- Making berries a part of your daily diet may help keep your memory sharp, a new review shows. The review shows there’s strong evidence that eating berries boosts brain function and may prevent age-related memory loss. “In addition to their now well-known antioxidant effects, dietary

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    4. Study: Sleep Disturbances Not Linked to Aging

      March 1, 2012 -- Like fine wine, sleep may get better with age. At least that’s what a study of more than 150,000 adults suggests. According to the new report, many people in their 80s have fewer complaints about their sleep than their younger counterparts. Although the results are based on self-rep

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    5. Top 5 Happiest States in the U.S.

      Feb. 28, 2012 -- People who live in Hawaii are the happiest in the U.S. and have the most positive outlook, according to this year’s Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. It’s the third year in a row the survey has ranked Hawaii as the No. 1 state for well-being. North Dakota, Minnesota, Utah, and Ala

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    6. Doctors’ Honesty Put to the Test

      Feb. 8, 2012 -- Is your doctor always telling you the truth? Maybe not, according to a survey on doctor honesty. More than 1,800 doctors nationwide answered anonymously. "Fifty-five percent said in the last year they described a patient's prognosis in a more positive way than was warranted," says re

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    7. Sex and the Elderly: STD Risk Often Ignored

      Feb. 2, 2012 -- The rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has more than doubled among middle-aged adults and the elderly over the last decade, but the reasons for this are unclear. One cause may be the increased popularity of erectile dysfunction drugs that have made sex possible for millions

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    8. Mild Memory Problems May Be More Common in Men

      Jan. 25, 2012 -- Men may be more likely than women to experience mild memory or cognition problems. This condition, called mild cognitive impairment (MCI), often comes on before full-blown dementia. More than just “senior moments,” MCI symptoms may include difficulty remembering recent events and/or

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    9. CDC: Americans Living Longer as Death Rate Drops

      Jan. 11, 2012 -- We are living longer these days. Our average life expectancy increased by about one month from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, the average life expectancy rose to 78.7 years, up from 78.6 years in 2009. These are some of the findings from a new report by the CDC on death rates in the U.S. in

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    10. Men Who Step Lively May Outpace Grim Reaper

      Dec. 15, 2011 -- Older men who walk at least 3 miles an hour need not fear the Reaper. They stay ahead of him and tend to outlive guys who move along at a slower pace, new research reveals. In the study, published in the Christmas issue of the journal BMJ, Australian scientists attempted to nail dow

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