Monthly Archives: January 2012

Coffee Reduces Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes. It causes the body to either not have enough insulin or ignore the insulin being produced by the pancreas. A toxic accumulation of the protein called hlAPP has been associated … Continue reading

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Life Expectancy Rises, Death Rate Drops

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Americans’ average life expectancy rose one month between 2009 and 2010. Life expectancy in 2009 was 78.6 years and increased to 78.7 years by 2010. At the same … Continue reading

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Obese Seniors More Likely To Fall

The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published a recent study which followed 10,755 individuals over the age of 65 between the years 1998 and 2006 and recorded the rate at which they suffered falls. The results showed that obese … Continue reading

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Healthcare Spending Increases Lowest In 51 Years

According to a new report from the Health and Human Services department, healthcare spending grew by 3.9 percent in 2010 and stabilized as a share of the total U.S. economy for the first time in a decade. Total healthcare spending … Continue reading

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How Grief Increases Heart Attack Risk

A study examining the heart attack risk associated with the loss of a loved one shows that, in the immediate aftermath of the death of someone close, the bereaved had an increased risk of heart attack. The research looked at … Continue reading

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Retirement, Your Health, And Your Spouse

More men than women report improved health following their spouses’ retirement. A study from the University of Missouri analyzed the responses of 1,666 couples and found husbands of wives that retired said their health improved following the retirement. Angela Curl, … Continue reading

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American Cancer Society Reports Continuing Decline In Cancer Death Rate

A report from the American Cancer Society shows cancer deaths decreased 1.8 percent for men and 1.6 percent for women each year between 2004 and 2008. The decline continues a nearly 20-year-long downward trend due primarily to early detection in … Continue reading

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Poll Finds Seniors Happier Than Any Other Age Group

A recently released Gallup poll found Americans over the age of 65 report the highest level of happiness of any age group surveyed. The poll, which asked respondents over the age of 18 about their level of happiness and the … Continue reading

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Mental Agility May Not Decline Naturally With Age

According to new research, seniors may not be experiencing a slowing of their mental agility as they age but they are more deliberate and conservative when making decisions. The study, from Roger Ratcliff of Ohio State University, tested the response … Continue reading

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Americans Approaching Retirement Express Anxiety, Financial Concerns

A survey from the National Journal found significant differences in the attitudes and expectations of retirees and those who are nearing retirement age. The survey, which polled 1,200 adults, found that those still working expect to retire six years later … Continue reading

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