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  1. Disabilities Sidelining Middle-Age Adults

    April 9, 2010 -- Baby boomers are increasingly reporting mobility-related problems, such as climbing stairs, stooping down, and getting out of bed, new research shows. The finding, an omen for the future of health care costs, comes from 1997-2007 data from the National Health Interview Survey, in wh

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  2. Daily Routines Help Seniors Sleep Better

    April 1, 2010 -- Maintaining regular daily routines reduces insomnia and improves sleep quality in older people who live in retirement communities, a new study suggests. Study researcher Ana Zisberg, PhD, RN, of the University of Haifa in Israel, says performing basic activities such as eating, dres

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  3. Advance Directives Are Usually Followed

    March 31, 2010 -- Advance directives, which describe the medical care you want to have if you're incapacitated, are honored most of the time, a study shows. ''If you take time out to put together a living will or durable power of attorney for health care, most often you get your wishes," says study

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  4. Supplement May Give Older Athletes an Edge

    March 26, 2010 -- Cyclists who are 50 and older may be able to ride farther and faster if they take a commercially available supplement containing the amino acid arginine and antioxidants that help boost the body’s natural exercise capabilities, according to new research in the Journal of the Intern

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  5. Smoking, Obesity’s Toll on Life Span

    March 23, 2010 -- Smoking, high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, and obesity -- four preventable risk factors -- are robbing years from the lives of Americans. The new findings -- almost five years from men, and just over four years from women -- suggest that disparities in these risk factor

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  6. Fully Implanted Hearing Aid Gets FDA Nod

    March 17, 2010 - The FDA has approved Esteem, a fully implantable hearing aid with no visible external parts. Esteem is approved for adults 18 and older with moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss. This is the kind of hearing loss caused by genetic factors or by damage to the inner ear from n

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  7. Good and Bad Health Habits in U.S.

    March 16, 2010 -- Regular drinkers outnumber regular exercisers, says a new report on health behaviors in the U.S. The CDC study shows that six in 10 American adults were regular drinkers in 2005-2007, but only about three in 10 regularly exercised. The report details a range of good and bad health

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  8. Hip Fracture Risks Linger After Recovery

    March 15, 2010 -- The risks associated with hip fractures may linger long after the initial recovery period is over, especially for men. A new report shows the risk of death is five to eight times higher in the first three months after hip fracture for older adults. This risk diminishes substantiall

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  9. Hospital Stays Raise Dementia Risk

    Feb. 23, 2010 -- Seniors who have been hospitalized may be more likely to develop dementia and mental decline than seniors who have not been hospitalized, a new study shows. William J. Ehlenbach, MD, MSc, of the University of Washington in Seattle, and colleagues analyzed data from a study on mental

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  10. Hospital Infections Kill 48,000 Each Year

    Feb. 22, 2010 - Every year, 48,000 Americans die of infections they caught while in the hospital -- and that's a conservative estimate, a new study finds. These aren't infections people would have caught anyway. They are mistakes that cost lives, says study researcher Ramanan Laxminarayan, PhD, MPH,

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