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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Mediterranean Diet May Save Brainpower

    April 27, 2010 (Anaheim, Calif.) -- Eat more like a Greek, and less like a typical American, and you may be doing your brain a favor, new research suggests. Older adults who adhere to the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet -- rich in fruits, vegetables, olive oil, legumes, fish, and moderate amounts o

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  5. Higher Vitamin D, Better Golden Years?

    April 26, 2010 (Anaheim, Calif.) -- Vitamin D, already considered a way to help fight colds, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and other ills, may also keep people mobile in their golden years, according to a new study. Older adults who had higher blood levels of vitamin D had better physical functio

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  6. Computer Use, Exercise May Save Memory

    April 19, 2010 (Toronto) -- A combination of moderate physical exercise and computer use late in life may help protect against the memory loss of mild cognitive impairment, a new study suggests. The study shows that both physical exercise and mental exercises such as reading books, playing games, an

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  7. Low Vitamin D Level Tied to Cognitive Decline

    April 16, 2010 (Toronto) -- Two new studies add to evidence that older people with low levels of vitamin D may be more likely to suffer from cognitive impairment. The hope is that vitamin D supplements may be able to slow mental decline -- an intervention that one research team plans to put to the t

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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