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New Study Finds High-Dose Flu Vaccine Better Protects Elderly (Video)

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A new study finds a high-dose flu vaccine provides better protection among people 65 and older than a standard flu shot. The high-dose vaccine was 24.2 percent more effective than a standard-dose vaccine at preventing flu.


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Whatever Your Age — You Can Keep Moving

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Elderly women may spend as much as two-thirds of their waking hours in sedentary behavior, a study finds. But an expert says there is still an opportunity for sedentary older people to exercise and stay healthier.


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More Elderly Falls, More Brain Injuries

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A growing number of elderly people are falling and suffering traumatic brain injuries as a result. How do you keep yourself or a family member safer from a dangerous fall?


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Exercise: Do’s and Don’ts Beyond Age 50

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As we get older, exercising can be even more important for good health. Whether you’re already active or just trying to pry yourself from the couch, our expert offers do’s and don’ts to help you get the most out of your exercise routine.


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Encourage Mom to See a Doctor (Video)

Tags: elderly, health screenings, memory loss

If you have an aging mother, encourage her to visit her doctor regularly. Holly L. Thacker, MD, talks about ways to help your mom — and you, too — stay healthy as you both age.


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A Dangerous Road: Elderly and Winter Falls

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Icy sidewalks. Slippery driveways. Boots that bring melting snow onto floors. These all can cause falls. And spill that gives a 20-year-old a bruised knee could send an elderly person to the hospital. Learn what puts some elderly people at more at risk than others and how to prevent falls.


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Too Old to Drive?

Tags: elderly, eye exam, hearing aid, hearing exam, Hearing loss, memory loss, senior care, senior safety, vision loss

Older drivers are more likely than younger drivers to be involved in multi-vehicle crashes. Do you have an older family member whose safety behind the wheel is a concern? Find out what their affects safety and how to broach the topic.


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Stomach Flu Outbreaks in Nursing Homes

Tags: elderly, elderly patients, flu season, geriatric health, senior care, stomach flu

In nursing homes, an outbreak of norovirus, or more commonly, stomach flu, can be particularly devastating. A new study looks at where the causes may lie, especially staff. Also, find out how to assess risks of particular facilities.


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Epilepsy Risks Increase With Age

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An expert addresses the rise in epilepsy among baby boomers, including four issues to address: side effects of medication, drug interactions, reporting of seizures, safety and independence.


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Elderly and the Heat (Video)

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With higher summer temperatures, the elderly are more vulnerable to health problems. An expert offers advice on lessening the risks.