Aging

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Alzheimer’s A Greater Risk Than Breast Cancer For Older Women

According to information from the Alzheimer’s Association, once women are in their 60’s, they are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s as breast cancer.

03/28/2014

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Studies: Dementia Striking Later In Life

Even though there is no cure for dementia, studies show that it making be striking older people later in life than in had in the past.

12/09/2013

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Study Suggests Learning New Skills May Keep Aging Minds Sharp

Getting older and want to keep your mind sharp? It seems that crossword puzzles and reading just won’t cut it.

11/25/2013

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Researchers Study ‘Fountain Of Youth’ Gene

A national team of stem cell researchers has found that a gene called lin28a might hold the secret to regenerating tissue and regrowing hair.

11/12/2013

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Elderly Falls May Indicate Bigger Problem

A growing trend for emergency room physicians is to try and involve primary care doctors when treating elderly patients and get the other doctor’s input regarding treatment.

10/30/2013

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Forgetting May Just Be Aging

Even though forgetfulness can be an indicator of Alzheimer’s, It is important to remember that certain types of memory loss are normal as we age.

07/25/2013

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More Men Seeking Plastic Surgery

In the past few years, doctors have seen almost a twenty percent increase in male patients requesting plastic surgery.

07/17/2013

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Knee Pain May Be Osteoarthritis

Although it can occur in almost any joint, osteoarthritis is a condition that often occurs most commonly in the knee.

05/28/2013

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Test For Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects more than a quarter of adults over the age of fifty. The number grows to more than fifty percent in people over eighty years of age. Testing for hearing loss is easy and helpful.

02/19/2013

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Getting Old Is Depressing

It is not something that we like to think about but fear of aging and the possible loss of self control can lead to serious depression.

11/08/2012

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Treating Osteoarthritis

In osteoarthritis the protective cartilage in the joints wears down over time. It’s more common in people over 50 and people who are overweight, but cartilage can wear away in virtually anyone.

08/20/2012

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Fear-Related Anxiety Increases At Least One Sign Of Aging

A study designed to see whether fear-related anxiety is associated with changes at the cellular level determined that telomeres are shorter in people who exhibit the behavior.

07/19/2012

Estate Planning Schemes

Have you been offered a free estate planning seminar? How can you tell if it was legitimate or a scam?

06/20/2012

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Diagnosing Prostate Cancer

It is important to detect prostate cancer as early as possible and it is also crucial to see if the prostate cancer will be aggressive once detected. Prostate tissue might be a predictor.

06/07/2012

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Mitochondria May Hold The Secret To Aging

You may remember the mitochondria was called the power-pack of the cell, providing energy. But, it could also help to cause a decline in muscle mass, hearing loss, and other aspects of aging.

03/07/2012

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