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Older Cyclists Prone to Injury: Study

Older Cyclists Prone to Injury: Study

Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More bicyclists on the road make cycling safer, but head and face injuries still occur, a new study finds. From 2008 to 2017, even as the number of bike riders increased, the number of head and face injuries stayed steady, according to researchers from […]

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Many Older Americans Misuse Antibiotics: Poll

Many Older Americans Misuse Antibiotics: Poll

Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, Nov. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new poll delivers good and bad news: Half of American seniors report taking antibiotics in the last two years, but many also say they have misused them. As many as 1 in 5 say they take leftover antibiotics without checking with their doctor, […]

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Vitamin D is Key to Muscle Strength in Older Adults

Vitamin D is Key to Muscle Strength in Older Adults

Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, Nov. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Vitamin D deficiency is linked with poor muscle health in older adults, a new study finds. Maintaining muscle health helps seniors maintain their independence, mobility and quality of life. It also lowers their risk of falls and frailty. Researchers looked at more than 4,100 […]

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Many on Medicare Still Face Crippling Medical Bills

Many on Medicare Still Face Crippling Medical Bills

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, Nov. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Even with Medicare coverage, older Americans with serious health conditions are often burdened by medical bills, a new study finds. In a survey, researchers found that more than half of seriously ill Medicare beneficiaries said they’d had major trouble paying […]

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How Fast You Walk Might Show How Fast You’re Aging

How Fast You Walk Might Show How Fast You’re Aging

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged folks who worry about healthy aging would do well to keep an eye on their walking speed. Turns out that the walking speed of 45-year-olds is a pretty solid marker of how their brains and bodies are aging, a […]

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Many U.S. Seniors Are Going Hungry, Study Finds

Many U.S. Seniors Are Going Hungry, Study Finds

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, Sept. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Almost 1 in 10 U.S. seniors doesn’t have enough food to eat, a new study shows. And for those under 65 who qualify for Medicare because they’re disabled, 4 of 10 may be going hungry, the researchers added. “People are […]

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Medicare Advantage Offers New Benefits

Medicare Advantage Offers New Benefits

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Starting next year, Medicare Advantage members can take advantage of a host of new benefits that go beyond regular medical care. Latest Senior Health News Some of these benefits include carpet shampooing, food for service dogs, pest control and rides to a nutritionist, the Associated Press, reported. These […]

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Staying Healthy Now to Work Into Older Age

Staying Healthy Now to Work Into Older Age

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — While you can take Social Security benefits at age 62 and get 75% of your maximum, waiting until you reach full retirement age (between age 66 and 67 depending on the year you were born) gets you much closer to […]