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CDC Recommends New Shingles Vaccine for People Over 50

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory panel is recommending the use of a new vaccine to prevent shingles over an older one that was considered less effective. The decision was made just days after the Food and Drug Administration announced approval of the new vaccine, manufact...

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New Smartphone App to Support Fitness Among Older Adults

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) want to improve the lives of older Americans by harnessing the potential of smartphone apps.

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Exercise is Controversial for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Major health organizations in the United States and Great Britain are revising their guidelines on the benefits of exercise in treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Now they believe that exercise can make the disease worse unless doctors and patients "exercise" caution.

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Officials Brace for Potentially Bad Flu Season

U.S. health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter flu season. One reason for the concern is that the Southern Hemisphere, particularly Australia, was hit hard over the last several months with a flu strain that caused severe illness, especially in seniors. Small cluste...

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Stanford Opens 2017-18 Design Challenge: ‘Promoting Healthy Habits’

The Stanford Center on Longevity announces its 2017-18 Design Challenge theme of “Promoting Lifelong Healthy Habits Through Design.” Students from across the globe in any discipline are invited to develop and submit ideas that create and support healthy habits -- including financial, physical, and social behaviors -- which are shown to improve quality of life.

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CDC: Falls Pose Greatest Risk of Injury to Older Americans

The CDC projects that the expected 2030 population would result in an estimated 48.8 million falls and 11.9 million fall injuries unless effective interventions are used nationally.

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Know the Warning Signs of Deep-Vein Blood Clots

Blood clots can be lifesavers when it comes to healing a wound. But if a clot forms in a vein deep within the body, that’s a different story. Known as a venous thromboembolism, or VTE, this type of clot can cause pain, swelling, and redness in an affected limb, and can even be deadly.

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Want to Know More About Your Aging Nose?

OK, you’re getting older and you’re beginning to dislike your nose. Well, you’re not alone. More than a half million people seek consultation to change or enhance something about their nose each year. But in all likelihood, there’s still quite a lot you don’t know about this uber-popular facial plastic surgery procedure.

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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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