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    1. 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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    2. America's Health Report Card: Needs Improvement

      Dec. 6, 2011 -- Americans' health report card is out, and there's plenty of room for improvement. That's especially true if you live in Mississippi and less true if you call Vermont home. For the fifth year in a row, Vermont earned the title of the healthiest state in the nation, according to the Un

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    3. Do US Presidents Live Longer Than the Average Joe?

      Dec. 6, 2011 - Yes, the job seems to turn them gray and age them before our eyes, but a new study shows that being president of the United States may not actually shorten a man's life. In fact, those holding the highest elected office in the land tend to live longer than other men who were the same

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    4. Most Drug-Related Hospitalizations Due to Handful of Drugs

      Nov. 23, 2011 -- Just a few medicines are responsible for a majority of the emergency hospitalizations for bad events related to medication use in older U.S. adults, according to new research. Each year in the U.S., there are nearly 100,000 emergency hospitalizations for adverse drug events in adult

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    5. Study: Sex Puts a Shine on Golden Years

      Nov. 22, 2011 -- The more often older people have sex, the more likely they are to be happy with life and enjoy a good marriage, a small study shows. The findings show that elderly people who had sex more than once a month were 50% more likely to say they were very happy with their life than those w

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    6. Americans Living Longer, Healthier Lives

      Oct. 6, 2011 -- Americans are living a full year longer than they were a decade ago. “Within one decade, U.S. life expectancy from birth increased to 77.8 from 76.8,” says Carter R. Blakey, acting director of disease prevention and health promotion at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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    7. Poor Self-Rated Health Linked to Dementia

      Oct. 5, 2011 -- Think you're unhealthy? You could be right, and your brain may be trying to tell you something. A new study shows that people aged 65 and over who rated their own health as poor were 70% more likely to develop dementia than those who felt they were in good health. Researchers say the

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    8. Low Vitamin B12 May Speed Brain Shrinkage

      Sept. 26, 2011 -- Older people with low levels of vitamin B12 may be more prone to age-related memory declines and brain shrinkage. That finding, reported in Neurology, comes from researchers at Chicago's Rush University Medical Center. They found that older people with blood markers associated with

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    9. The Best and Worst States for Long-Term Care

      Sept. 8, 2011 -- Geography determines the type of long-term care available to Americans, a new report suggests. The "scorecard" report finds that states vary widely in the services they provide to the elderly, to disabled adults, and to the family caregivers who support them. "Our intention is that

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    10. Study: Memory Loss Boosts Risk of Death

      Sept. 6, 2011 -- Older adults who have thinking and memory problems known as cognitive impairment are at a higher risk of death, new research has found. "The association between cognitive impairment and death risk was found even for mild impairment," says Greg A. Sachs, MD, professor of medicine and

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