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  1. 1 in 5 Elderly Patients Injured by Medical Care

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in five Medicare patients are victims of medical injuries that often aren't related to their underlying disease or condition, according to new research. The injuries included: being given the wrong medication,

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  2. Purposeful Life Might Be a Longer Life

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- You may live longer if you feel you have a purpose in life, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 6,000 people who were asked if they felt they had a purpose in life and about their relations with

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  3. Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's not yet enough evidence to support screening all older adults for dementia or a less severe condition called "mild cognitive impairment," according to a statement released Monday by the influential U.S. Preventi

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  4. Older Drivers May Be Vulnerable to Just One Drink

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even a single glass of wine, bottle of beer or mixed drink might impair driving ability in people over the age of 55, new research suggests. A small study by University of Florida scientists looked at how one servi

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  5. More Muscles Linked to Longer Life

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The more muscle older adults have, the lower their risk of death, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 3,600 older adults who took part in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination

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  6. Color Vision Tends to Fade With Age: Study

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Here's one more ability that seems to decline with age: color sense. A new study finds that many people lose their ability to clearly distinguish certain colors as they age, with losses typically starting around age 70 a

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  7. Most Americans Don't Deal With End-of-Life Issues

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans do not deal with end-of-life issues and wishes, a new study indicates. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 8,000 people who took part in nationwide surveys conducted in 2009 and 2010, and found that only

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  8. Want to Stay Young? Start Moving

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that exercise among older adults helps ward off depression, dementia and other health problems, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Exercise increased the odds of healthy aging as much as seven

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  9. Recessions May Contribute to Mental Decline Years Later: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Recessions can have long-lasting effects, and they may not be just financial. A new study has found that people affected by an economic downturn in middle age may be at risk for mental decline later in life. Researchers

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  10. Cells Show Signs of Faster Aging After Depression

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- The cells of people who have had depression may age more quickly, a new study suggests. Dutch researchers compared cell structures called telomeres in more than 2,400 people with and without depression. Like the plastic tips a

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