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  1. Loneliness Linked to Death, Disability

    June 18, 2012 -- Living alone or simply feeling lonely may raise a person's risk for a decline in health, two new studies show. The studies, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, are some of the largest to date to support the idea that being isolated from friends and family affects the qua

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  2. Vitamin D With Calcium May Boost Survival

    June 15, 2012 -- Older people who take vitamin D with calcium may have lower death rates than those who don't. That finding comes from a new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. It comes just days after an expert government panel reported that there is insufficient

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  3. Personality Secrets to a Long Life

    May 30, 2012 -- A new study may offer some tips to help you stick around for your 100th birthday. Try to be optimistic, easygoing, sociable, and conscientious. Don't bottle up your feelings. Suppress the urge to talk ill of others, the new research suggests. That combination of personality factors s

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  4. Exercise, Vitamin D Can Lower Fall Risk in Elderly

    May 29, 2012 -- Older people can reduce their risk for serious falls by exercising regularly and taking vitamin D supplements, an expert panel now says. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force panel found "convincing evidence" that exercise or physical therapy and vitamin D supplementation can help

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  5. Asthma an Often Unrecognized Risk for Older People

    May 4, 2012 -- Asthma is not just dangerous for kids. People over 65 also have asthma and often face an uphill health battle as a result, a new study suggests. Once hospitalized, these individuals are 14 times more likely to die from asthma than younger adults. What's more, asthma increases their ri

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  6. For a Healthy Aging Brain, 'Use It or Lose It'

    April 27, 2012 -- Newly minted octogenarian Burt Garrett says he doesn't actively work to keep his mind and memory sharp, but a new research review suggests that he's doing a lot of things right. Days before his 80th birthday earlier this month, Garrett drove from his home outside Athens, Ga., to th

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  7. Berries May Slow Memory Loss

    April 26, 2012 -- Eating berries at least once a week may protect the brain from age-related memory loss, a large new study shows. The study included more than 16,000 women who are taking part in the Nurses' Health Study. Researchers have been keeping tabs on the women's diets since 1980. Between 19

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  8. Summer Temperature Swings May Harm Elderly

    April 9, 2012 -- Extreme summer temperature swings may be a health threat for people ages 65 and older, a 20-year study shows. Those kinds of big temperature swings are becoming more common, according to some climate models. "It means we probably should be more concerned about climate change because

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  9. Memory Problems May Worsen After Hospital Stay

    March 21, 2012 -- Older people who are hospitalized may experience a worsening of their memory problems and thinking abilities after they are discharged, a new study suggests. Exactly why this occurs is not fully understood. “Hospitalization is very common in older age and many older Americans are s

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  10. U.S. Death Rates Drop 60% in 75 Years

    March 13, 2012 -- Death may be inevitable, but a new report shows the risk of death isn’t what it used to be. Researchers found the risk of dying has dropped by 60% over the last 75 years. The CDC report on trends on death rates in the U.S. shows the risk of death has decreased for all age groups, b

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