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Moderate Drinking Tied to Long Life: Study

Moderate Drinking Tied to Long Life: Study

Having a hobby or drinking few glasses of beer or wine a day may help you live longer, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at 1,700 people in California and found that those who drank about two glasses of beer or wine daily had an 18 percent lower risk of premature death than those who […]

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Health Tip: Balance Moves for Older Adults

Health Tip: Balance Moves for Older Adults

(HealthDay News) — Balance exercises can help prevent falls, especially among older adults. But before you begin any exercise program, always consult your doctor. Latest Senior Health News The American Council on Exercise mentions these common balance exercises for active older adults: Side X Balance Reach — Stand on the right leg and lean the […]

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Low Blood Sodium Tied to Impaired Thinking in Older Men

Low Blood Sodium Tied to Impaired Thinking in Older Men

Latest Senior Health News THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Lower sodium levels in the blood are associated with mental impairment and decline in older men, a new study finds. The findings may be of concern, especially because certain drugs often used by the elderly can lower blood sodium levels, experts said. Still, “at […]

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Make a Bucket List — Then Share It With Your Doc

Make a Bucket List — Then Share It With Your Doc

Latest Senior Health News FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Do you have things you want to do before your time’s up? If so, consider sharing that so-called “bucket list” with your doctors. Those discussions could help your doctors provide health care that fits your life plans, researchers say. And for people with a […]

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Looking to Bats for Clues to Longevity

Looking to Bats for Clues to Longevity

Latest Senior Health News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — New insights into what gives one bat species a long life span could offer clues to helping people live longer, scientists say. European researchers analyzed DNA from about 500 wild bats from four species. Their focus was on telomeres, the protective structures on the […]

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Health Tip: Prevent Hypothermia Among Seniors

Health Tip: Prevent Hypothermia Among Seniors

(HealthDay News) — Seniors are at heightened risk of hypothermia, the medical term for low body temperature. Latest Senior Health News Older adults lose body heat faster than when they were younger, the U.S. National Institute on Aging says. Hypothermia occurs when a person’s body temperature drops to 95 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. Typical warning […]

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Winter Temps Raise Health Risks for Seniors

Winter Temps Raise Health Risks for Seniors

Latest Senior Health News SUNDAY, Jan. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Older adults are at increased risk for hypothermia, a dangerous drop in body temperature, the U.S. National Institute on Aging warns. This can be due to chronic health conditions or the use of certain medicines, including over-the-counter cold remedies. Hypothermia occurs when your core […]

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Old Age Alone Not to Blame for Surgical Complications

Old Age Alone Not to Blame for Surgical Complications

Latest Senior Health News FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Various factors can increase a senior’s chances of experiencing complications after surgery, but age apparently isn’t one of them. A review of 44 studies that included more than 12,000 people aged 60 and older found that frailty, mental impairment, depressive symptoms and smoking increased […]

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Mediterranean Diet a Recipe for Strength in Old Age

Mediterranean Diet a Recipe for Strength in Old Age

Latest Senior Health News THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A Mediterranean diet may make seniors less likely to become frail and help them maintain their health and independence, new research suggests. Frailty — characterized by weak muscle strength, weight loss and low energy — is common among seniors. Frail seniors are at increased […]

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Health Tip: Selecting a Nursing Home

Health Tip: Selecting a Nursing Home

(HealthDay News) — When it’s time to consider a nursing home for a family member or friend, you’ll want to choose one that’s a good fit personally and financially. Latest Senior Health News The U.S. National Institute on Aging suggests: Prioritize what is most important: such as nursing care, meals, physical therapy, a religious connection, […]