Tag Archives: Aging

How to Speed Up Your Aging iPhone

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One of the big attractions of Apple’s iPhone is its smooth user experience. The iPhone often outperforms the competition, but every device begins to slow down with age. iOS updates can also be a double-edged sword, sometimes rendering older iPhone models even slower. It can be frustrating to find that …

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Aging Out of the Mammogram

Aging Out of the Mammogram

When Janet Halloran last saw her primary care physician, the doctor asked whether she had undergone her annual mammogram. Yes, she replied, she had. At 76, Ms. Halloran, a real estate broker in Cambridge, Mass., is past the age that most medical guidelines recommend breast cancer screening for someone with …

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Older Americans should “stock up” on groceries and medications as coronavirus spreads, CDC warns

Older Americans should "stock up" on groceries and medications as coronavirus spreads, CDC warns

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has some advice for older Americans who are at a higher risk of getting “very sick” from coronavirus: “Stock up on supplies” and consider taking steps to avoid crowds. Here is a rundown of the latest guidance and a look at who is most …

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Even a Little Activity Keeps Aging Brains From Shrinking, Study Shows

News Picture: Even a Little Activity Keeps Aging Brains From Shrinking, Study Shows

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Take a walk, weed your garden, go for a swim or dance — it could keep your brain from shrinking as you age, a new study suggests. Being physically active may keep your brain four years younger than the …

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Too Much TV Might Dull the Aging Brain

News Picture: Too Much TV Might Dull the Aging Brain

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The old saying, “TV rots your brain,” could have some validity for folks as they age. In a new study, middle-aged people who watched television for more than 3.5 hours a day experienced a decline in their ability to …

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Study: Sleep Disturbances Not Linked to Aging

Alcohol at Bedtime May Not Help Your Sleep

Over-80 Group Reports Fewer Sleep Problems Than Many Young Adults By Denise MannWebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD March 1, 2012 — Like fine wine, sleep may get better with age. At least that’s what a study of more than 150,000 adults suggests. According to the new …

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Scientists Get Closer to Rejuvenating Aging Muscles

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Latest Senior Health News SUNDAY, Feb. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — As millions of aging Baby Boomers know, muscle tone and strength declines with advancing age, regardless of gym workouts. Now scientists say they might have uncovered a clue as to why that happens — and new cell …

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Weight Gain Is No Friend to Aging Lungs

Weight Gain Is No Friend to Aging Lungs

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Piling on extra pounds speeds up the decline of lung function in older adults, a new study suggests. While lung function decreases naturally as people age, researchers linked moderate or significant weight gain to an even sharper decline. The study included …

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Lung Diseases on the Rise Worldwide

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Lung diseases have been striking more people around the world in the past 30 years, new research shows. And being from poor regions is the most important risk factor for respiratory trouble, the scientists added. …

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Smokers Have Rapid Aging Defect

Parenthood Offers Motivation to Quit Smoking

Smokers and People With Premature Aging Disease Suffer Same Cell Defect By Daniel J. DeNoon WebMD Health News Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD Feb. 6, 2009 — Cigarette smoke causes the same cellular defect seen in people with Werner’s syndrome — a rare genetic disease that makes people …

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