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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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Do You Really Need to Take Vitamin D Supplements?

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What should you make of recent research showing no benefit to taking vitamin D supplements to prevent osteoporosis? Our bone health experts advise you to check with your doctor before you stop.


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Baby Boomers’ Guide to Heart Health

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Baby boomers need to make smart choices about diet and lifestyle and monitor key indicators to stay heart healthy. Younger people need to pay attention, too, because health risks accrue over time.


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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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Stay Healthy as a Senior Athlete

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Staying physically active as you age can help you manage or prevent many medical conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis.


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4 Ways to Care for Older Patients With Cancer

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If you’re caring for an aging loved one with cancer, you face challenges. Get advice for providing the best care possible and keeping yourself healthy at the same time.


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Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

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It’s hard to pinpoint exactly how or when Alzheimer’s disease (AD) starts to take hold. If these symptoms surface, don't hesitate to get further assessment.


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Falling: Are You At Risk?

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As we age, our bones become more fragile. Our reflexes are no longer lightening-quick. If you are over age 65, having four or more of these risk factors will increase your risk of falling by 80 percent.