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Most Americans Ignore End-Of-Life Planning

By | Tue, 12/10/2013 - 00:01

A new study finds that many Americans don’t bother to complete an advance directive and also avoid making other end-of-life decisions.

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American Views On Death: Most Want Right To End Their Own Lives

By | Fri, 11/22/2013 - 12:04

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that in certain situations, most Americans wish to be allowed to die.

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Drug Use Among Seniors Varies From Place To Place

By | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 11:59

A new report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project examined how drugs are used by seniors and found a lack of uniformity across the country.

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Elderly In America Are Now Living Longer And Healthier

By | Thu, 08/29/2013 - 11:57

In a new study that surveyed senior health, researchers find that elderly individuals are leading longer and healthier lives — disability-free.

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World's Oldest Marathoner Races to Retire at 101 Years Old

By | Fri, 01/25/2013 - 17:52

The World’s Oldest Marathoner Fauja Singh has announced that he will be hanging up his running shoes after the Hong Kong Marathon in February.

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Japanese Finance Minister Urges Elderly to ‘Hurry Up and Die’

By | Thu, 01/24/2013 - 14:07

Japanese finance minister Taro Aso has a history of gaffes that would make United States Vice President Joe Biden blush.

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Most Benefits of Healthy Diet Disappear Over the Age of 75

By | Tue, 01/15/2013 - 16:31

Here’s some good news if you have a sweet tooth: diets high in sugar and fat may not have much of a health impact…if you are over the age of 75.

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Repeat Testing Common for Medicare Beneficiaries

By | Tue, 11/20/2012 - 11:59

Study found that many seniors are given repeat tests and, while some repeat tests are administered for good reason, some are certainly a demonstration of the waste of a $2.8 trillion system.

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Sex at 60: More Seniors Having Casual, Risky Sex

By | Thu, 09/27/2012 - 13:01

Think your grandparents are no longer sexually active? Think again.

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Antibiotic Prescription for the Elderly Varies Across US, Possible Healthcare Concerns

By | Tue, 09/25/2012 - 16:29

A new study has shown that there is a large variation in the use of antibiotic pills among the elderly across the U.S., a worrisome trend because overuse of antibiotics leads to resistance to these drugs, side effects and increased healthcare cost.

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Middle Age May Actually Begin at 55

By | Tue, 09/18/2012 - 14:17

Middle age may actually start a lot later than previously thought- at the age of 55, according to a new survey.

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Exercising in Midlife May Reduce Your Risk for Chronic Diseases in Old Age

By | Tue, 08/28/2012 - 10:50

People who are more fit have less of a risk for chronic diseases associated with old age.

Driver's Seat Safer Than Sidewalk for Older Adults

By | Fri, 08/24/2012 - 09:45

Driving gets more dangerous with age, but older adults may be more vulnerable while walking on the sidewalk than behind the wheel.