Daily Archives: April 11, 2011

Moderate Exercise Increases Brain Size, Improves Memory

According to a recent study of 120 men and women ages 55 to 80, moderate exercise three days a week increases brain size and improves performance on memory tests. The hippocampus, a part of the brain linked to memory, begins … Continue reading

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Study Says Seniors Who Shop Daily Live Longer

A study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health says people age 65 and older who shop daily are 27 percent less likely to die over a 10-year period than people who shop once a week. The study … Continue reading

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Baby Boomers Face Retirement with Financial Worries

According to a new poll from the Associated Press and LifeGoesStrong.com, 44 percent of Americans born between 1946 and 1965 have little or no confidence that they can retire with financial security. The poll, which surveyed the financial fears of … Continue reading

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Hospitals Increase Efforts To Meet Seniors’ Emergency Needs

By 2030, 1 in 5 Americans will be 65 or older. And with seniors already making 17 million emergency room visits each year, hospitals are increasingly looking for ways to accommodate the specific needs of older Americans. The nation’s first … Continue reading

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Walnuts Named Top Nut For Health Benefits

Nuts have long-been known for their health benefits and high levels of protein, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. Research shows that consumption of small amounts of nuts is linked to decreased risk of heart disease, certain cancers, gallstones, and Type … Continue reading

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Bill Allowing Import of Cheaper Prescription Drugs Gains Support

New legislation aimed at allowing Americans to import cheaper prescription drugs from abroad has gained bipartisan support in the Senate. The Pharmaceutical Market Access and Drug Safety Act would permit pharmacies, registered wholesalers, and individuals to safely and legally import … Continue reading

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