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Census finds reaching age 90 more likely than ever Americans are more likely than ever to reach age 90. First-ever census figures on the 90-plus population show it's nearly tripled in size since 1980, to 1.9 million.
MSNBC | Nov 17, 2011 4:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Want to live longer? Get happy, study says If youre happy and you know it, maybe you should clap your hands. Thats because being happy might make you live longer. A new study found that happy people reduced their risk of premature death by as much 35 percent.
MSNBC | Oct 31, 2011 7:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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X Prize contest seeks secrets in DNA of the elderly George Eberhardt turned 107 last month, and scientists would love to know how he and other older folks like him made it that far. He's one of 100 centenarians taking part in a project that will examine whole-genome sequencing of the very old.
MSNBC | Oct 26, 2011 2:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Couple married 72 years die holding hands An Iowa couple married for 72 years died holding hands in a Des Moines hospital within 70 minutes of each other last week after a car accident that also injured another couple.
MSNBC | Oct 19, 2011 11:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Time to shop: Some Medicare plan prices drop The annual enrollment period for Medicare prescription drug and Advantage managed care plans is about to begin, and it's one of the best opportunities of the year for seniors to save money.
MSNBC | Oct 5, 2011 10:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Believing your health is bad hikes dementia risk Thinking that you are in poor health may increase your risk for dementia, a new study suggests.
MSNBC | Oct 5, 2011 10:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Dementia patients suffer dubious hospitalizations One-fifth of Medicare nursing home patients with advanced Alzheimer's or other dementias were sent to hospitals or other nursing homes for questionable reasons in their final months, often enduring tube feeding and intensive care that prolonged their demi
MSNBC | Sep 28, 2011 9:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Til death': Unless you have Alzheimer's? Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson has caused a firestorm after he told his 700 Club viewers that divorcing a spouse who battles Alzheimers is justifiable because the disease is a kind of death.
MSNBC | Sep 15, 2011 9:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Drugs used less often in treating dementia Antipsychotics are meant primarily to help control symptoms from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but they're also given to hundreds of thousands of elderly nursing home patients in the U.S. to pacify aggressive and paranoid behavior related to dementi
MSNBC | Sep 14, 2011 9:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Video: Longevity secrets from 100-year-old doctor Even though he recently turned 100, Dr. Ephraim Engleman still sees arthritis patients regularly at the University of California San Francisco. He has some rather unconventional longevity secrets to share. NBCs Robert Bazell reports.(Nightly News)
MSNBC | Jul 26, 2011 11:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend