Monthly Archives: July 2012

Study Suggests Postponing Retirement Until Age 70

The National Retirement Risk Index is a measure of how many American households will be unable to afford the same standard of living during retirement as they did before retirement. According to the most recent update, the Index found 51 … Continue reading

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A Diet Rich In Fruits And Vegetables Can Extend Life

A study of 713 women in their 70s found that those who ate the most fruits and vegetables and got the most exercise were eight times less likely to die over the next five years than participants who ate fewer … Continue reading

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Prescription Drug Warning Labels Often Overlooked By Seniors

A new study from Kansas State University and Michigan State University found that prescription drug warning labels are often ignored or overlooked by older adults. The researchers tracked eye movements to measure where different age groups concentrated their attention when … Continue reading

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Survey Gauges Attitudes Of Workers Over 50

A recent survey from AARP and the Society for Human Resource Management polled 1,004 workers over the age of 50 to gauge their attitudes toward work, employee benefits, and alternative work arrangements. Among the results, the survey found that nearly … Continue reading

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Vitamin E Found To Help Lower Risk Of Liver Cancer

According to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, vitamin E may help lower the risk of liver cancer. The research, which analyzed data from 132,837 individuals in China who enrolled in national health studies between … Continue reading

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Older Americans Hit Hard By Foreclosure Crisis

Economic security is an important part of any retirement plan. And, for most of us, our home is among our most valuable assets. But, according to a new analysis from the AARP’s Public Policy Institute, approximately 600,000 Americans over the … Continue reading

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People Born In Fall More Likely To Live To 100

After comparing data on 1,574 centenarians born in the United States between 1880 and 1895 with that of their shorter-lived siblings and spouses, researchers from the University of Chicago determined that people born in the fall are significantly more likely … Continue reading

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Moderate Drinking May Contribute To Bone Health

A new study from Oregon State University found evidence that moderate drinking among women in their 50s and early 60s may help prevent bone loss. The research, published in the journal Menopause, looked at a small sampling of women who … Continue reading

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Study Says Americans’ Retirement Readiness Improving

In order to meet their retirement requirements, current workers will need 11 times their final pay in personal savings and company-provided retirement plans. According to a research report from Aon Hewitt which looked at the projected retirement of 2.2 million … Continue reading

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Volunteering Time Helps Stretch Perception Of Available Hours

These days, it’s common to hear people complain that there are not enough hours in the day. Increasingly busy and always connected, people feel they don’t have enough time to accomplish everything they’d like to during the course of a … Continue reading

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