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4 Everyday Toxins That Age You

The phrase "age is just a number" is bandied about by everyone from fitness gurus to life coaches, but there is an undeniable element of truth to the tired cliché. Men and women in their 90s and 100s …

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Top 10 Healthiest States for Seniors in 2014

How effective are we--as individuals and as a society--when it comes to maintaining our health as we age? That's one of the main questions posed by the "America's Health Rankings Senior Report: A Call…

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5 Ways a Friend Can Help You Live Longer

Need a reason to call up a friend? Keeping a close network of friends may help you live longer, according to a University of Adelaide study. The researchers used data from the Australian Longitudinal…

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How Brain Training Exercises Can Benefit Seniors for Decades

The beneficial effects of brain training on an older adult's mental abilities can last for at least 10 years, according to the results of a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). …

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What a Healthier America Today Means for the Future of Elder Care

Americans are getting healthier. That's the surprisingly optimistic take away from this year's America's Health Rankings report, an annual nationwide analysis conducted by the United Health Foundat…

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4 Dietary Habits That Help Women Age Well

Women who adopt certain eating patterns are far more likely to reach age 70 with their good health intact, according to a recent study, conducted by scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Ha…

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4 Factors That Affect Elder Well-Being

Over the next 20 years, the number of people over age 65 is set to nearly double—reaching the 72 million mark by the year 2030, according to a recent federal analysis. The report was prepared by th…

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5 Favorite Foods of Famous Centenarians

What super-foods do the longest-lived among us swear by? The answers are somewhat surprising: French wine and fine chocolate: Still considered the oldest person to have ever lived, Jeanne Louis…

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4 Elders Who Know How to Celebrate Their Birthday the Right Way

Once we reach a certain age, it becomes an unfortunate truth that birthdays no longer hold the same allure that they did when we were children. The eager anticipation of presents, cake and celebrat…

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Where Do the Healthiest Elders in America Live?

Older adults who live in Minnesota are among the healthiest in America, according to a recent report released by the United Health Foundation. Minnesota set the standard for elder health this past …

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