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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Life Expectancy Up, but So Is Poor Health

    Feb. 17, 2010 -- Life expectancy is up, but so is poor health, even though personal health care cost each American $6,219. That's just a small taste of the 574 pages of data today served up in the CDC's 33rd annual "State of the Nation" report on U.S. health. What's new? That depends on a number of

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  9. Elevator Injuries Common Among Elderly

    Feb. 11, 2010 -- Elevators may be one of the safest forms of transportation, but a new study shows they can be a potentially dangerous location for accidents and injuries among the elderly. Researchers found more than 2,600 older adults wind up in the emergency room each year as a result of an eleva

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  10. Overweight Older People Live Longer

    Jan. 28, 2010 -- People who carry a few extra pounds after age 70 tend to live longer than people who don’t, new research finds. Overweight older adults who took part in the Australian study had a clear survival advantage over those who were normal weight, underweight, or obese. The findings suggest

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