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Health & Lifestyle

  • Household chores could help you to live longer
    "Elderly people who load the dishwasher, climb stairs, or just keep moving are bound to live longer than their sedentary counterparts, a study said..."


  • You may live longer if you were born to a young mother
    "People are more likely to see their 100th birthday, research hints, if they were born to young mothers..."


  • Eat more fish: It may help to prevent blindness in old age
    "Two new studies give one more reason to a diet rich in fish: prevention of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness is old age..."

Long-Term Care

  • Care Deficiencies May Close Nursing Home
    "Federal officials are moving to end Medicaid and Medicare payments to Charlotte's Elizabeth Place nursing home because of problems that range from giving wrong dosages of blood thinner to not changing the undergarments of incontinent residents..."

Alzheimer's & Dementia

  • Lifestyle factors may influence dementia
    "As with heart disease and other illnesses, lifestyle factors are key to preventing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia..."


  • Diabetes drugs may help to decrease the risk of Alzheimer's
    "Diabetes and pre-diabetic conditions appear to worsen the risk of Alzheimer's disease but drugs that help regulate blood sugar may help patients with dementia as well, researchers report..."

Policy & Research

  • Seniors conflicted over Medicare drug benefit
    "The less medicine they take, the less likely the elderly were to enroll in a new Medicare drug program, a signal that many senior citizens still don't view the program as insurance in case their health deteriorates..."