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Calorie Restriction Diets vs. Fasting: Which Is Better?

You may have heard about calorie restriction and fasting diets and wondered why they’re getting so much attention in the news.

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Advocacy Group Press For Greater Awareness About Afib

n recognition of National Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Awareness Month, patient advocacy organization StopAfib.org reveals the results of a national online survey conducted by The Harris Poll of more than 400 people (aged 45 and older) living with Afib.

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Walking Shown To Lower Heart Attack Risks In Older Women

A new University at Buffalo study has shown for the first time that walking more can significantly lower the risk of heart failure in older women. The U.S. study of more than 137,000 postmenopausal women aged 50 to 79 is the largest and most comprehensive to date that has evaluated physical activity within the context of heart failure prevention.

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How To Keep Exercising Despite Chronic Pain

Pain is a great excuse if you don’t like to exercise, and it’s certainly something many people with chronic pain would just as soon avoid. Yet, at the same time, exercise is one of the things that can help make that pain go away.

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How Low-Impact Workouts Help Seniors To Stay Active

Activity is vital at any life stage. It helps children develop correctly, keeps adults healthy and reduces the impact of old age in seniors. Elders that stay active can enjoy various benefits to their well-being, even from low-impact workouts.

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Safe Use Guidance Available for OTC Analgesics by Older Adults

Adults 65 years of age and older use more prescription and OTC medications than any other demographic group and are significantly more likely to experience an adverse drug reaction than younger adults.

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Substance Abuse among Older Adults Seen as Growing Problem

There are 2.5 million American older adults struggling with substance use disorder, some of whom have recently become addicted and others who have been struggling their entire lives.

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Cancer Screening Epidemic Said to Burden Nation's Older Adults

Among people in their 70s and 80s, cancer screenings often detect slow-growing tumors that are unlikely to cause problems in their lifetimes. These people often die of something else long before their cancers would ever have become a threat.

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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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