Monthly Archives: April 2011

Study Links Coffee To Decreased Stroke Risk

A recent study published in the Journal of The American Heart Association found women who drank more than one cup of coffee per day were 25 percent less likely to have a stroke than women who drank less than a … Continue reading

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Older Adults More Prone To Adverse Reactions To Medication

According to a study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, adults over the age of 50 made 51.5 percent of all emergency department visits caused by reactions to medication in 2008. And adults over the age of … Continue reading

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New Guidelines Aim To Prevent Falls With Balance Exercises, Fewer Meds

Nearly one-third of the 36 million Americans age 65 or older fall each year. And according to a new set of guidelines published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, strength and balance exercises, along with the elimination of … Continue reading

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Life Expectancy Rises, So Does Need For Long-Term Plan

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that U.S. life expectancy rose to 78 years and 2 months, a record high. Better diet and exercise habits, along with improved medical care, are helping Americans live longer than ever. … Continue reading

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Eating Seafood and Shellfish May Benefit Eye Health

A study published in the journal of Ophthalmology found that eating at least one serving a week of fish or shellfish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, tuna, crab, or oysters, can help reduce the risk of age-related … Continue reading

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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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