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Weighing the Risks of Hormone Therapy

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It's time to clear up the confusion and debunk the false reports surrounding the potentially serious health risks of Hormone Therapy.

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Feast-and-Famine Diet Could Extend Life, Study Shows

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Think of it as interval training for the dinner table.

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Proving CAPABLE

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At a relatively small cost, elders could be made more self-reliant and healthy and also less depressed, suggest the preliminary findings of a home-intervention pilot led by Sarah L. Szanton of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

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Specialized Consultations Improve Geriatric Care for Elderly Patients Who Are Hospitalized for Traumatic Injuries

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Elderly patients who are admitted to the hospital for monitoring and surgical treatment of traumatic injuries could have better geriatric care if medical teams took one extra step—offering geriatric consultation, according to new research findings.

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Terrible at Remembering Names? Blame It on the Music, Not the Memory

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Georgia Tech study challenged younger and older people to look at faces at names while either listening to non-lyrical music or nothing at all. The college-aged participants had no problems - the music didn't affect their performance. But the older adults remembered 10 percent fewer names when listening to background music or musical rain (as compared to silence).

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Study: Former NFL Players Who Played Tackle Football Before Age 12 at Increased Risk of Memory and Thinking Problems Later

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Former National Football League (NFL) players who participated in tackle football before the age of 12 were more likely to have memory and thinking problems in adulthood, according to a new study published in the January 28, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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No Increase in Complications of Breast Reconstruction over Age 65, Reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Older women don't have an increased overall risk of complications from breast reconstruction after mastectomy, reports the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Scientists Establish that Drug Candidates Can Block Pathway Associated with Cell Death in Parkinson’s Disease

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In a pair of related studies, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have shown their drug candidates can target biological pathways involved in the destruction of brain cells in Parkinson's disease.

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Experts Recommend Intermediate Physical Activity Goals, Especially for Older Adults

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The recommendation that adults should get 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week may be too ambitious for many middle-aged and older adults. That’s one recommendation from physical activity and health experts who published a paper this week in the British Medical Journal.

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The Medical Minute: Seniors Often Keep Falls a Secret

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Maintaining an independent lifestyle is so important for some people as they age that they keep it a secret that they've experienced a fall.