Aging News Alert

Fitness & Health

 
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Feeling a Bit Queasy? Maybe It’s Something You Ate

Older Adults have increased vulnerability to foodborne illness for several reasons: They typically have decreased stomach acid (the body’s natural defense from foodborne bacteria) or they may have a weakened immune system from an underlying illness such as diabetes, kidney disease or from undergoing cancer treatment.

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FDA Calls for Clinical Trials of Testosterone Supplements

Based on rising concerns over safety and cardiovascular risks, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is calling for clinical trials to examine safety and efficacy of testosterone supplements used to combat age-related low testosterone in men, often known as “age-related hypogonadism.”

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Free Program Designed to Help Low Vision People

The Low Vision Focus program is a series of 10 free audio lesson topics designed to help those living with low vision maintain their independence by sharing practical ways to address daily living skills.

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70-Year-Old Physician/Bodybuilder Preaches Preventative Medicine

Now 70-years old, Dr. Robert Drapkin knows a thing or two about healthy lifestyles. He started training as a body builder when he was in his fifties. He has been a competitive body builder for the past 17 years, and has won many titles and contests. He is now in training for a national event being held this July. So, when he preaches to doctors about concentrating on helping their patients prevent disease rather than treating symptoms, he speaks from the pulpit of experience.

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CMS Dubs May 2015 as Stroke Awareness Month

About 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year. Be sure to know the signs and symptoms of stroke, so you can be prepared to take quick action and perhaps save a life.

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Warning: Not All Dietary Supplements Are Created Equal

Some supplements contain such small amounts of active ingredients they should be called placebo’s ... Others contain nutrients that are difficult for our bodies to digest. There are supplements that contain genetically modified organisms -- a.k.a., GMO’s -- titanium dioxide, artificial colors and other benign sounding ingredients including magnesium stearate.

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Flu: To Be or Not to Be Vaccinated, That Is The Question

The reduced protection offered by flu vaccine this season makes the appropriate use of influenza antiviral (a.k.a., "anti-flu") medications more important than usual.

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Most Diabetics See Low Blood Sugar as Major Health Risk

A new survey of people living with diabetes from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) finds an overwhelming majority of respondents (81%) indicating that hypoglycemia, a condition also known as low blood sugar (glucose), is a significant health concern.

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Obama’s Reflux Should be Warning – Especially for Older Men

News of President Obama’s recent reflux diagnosis could help save the lives of thousands of Americans living with the same condition. This is especially true for males age 50 and older – the demographic most often affected by the disease.

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Expert Offers Tips on How to Avoid Cognitive Decline

Even though Alzheimer's disease is the second most feared health condition after cancer, lifestyle choices make a difference in how the condition progresses because our brains have the ability to reorganize by forming new neural connections throughout life in a process called “neuroplasticity.”

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