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Gay seniors fear housing discrimination Experts say many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender seniors fear discrimination, disrespect or worse by health care workers and residents of elder housing facilities ultimately leading many back into the closet after years of being open.
MSNBC | Dec 29, 2011 9:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Elderly brains stay sharp after low trans-fat life A newly developed blood test shows that trans fat consumption in elderly people hurts cognition, and is also linked with brain shrinkage.
MSNBC | Dec 28, 2011 10:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Obesity linked to older adults' risk of falls Obese older adults may be more likely than their thinner peers to suffer a potentially disabling fall -- though the most severely obese may be somewhat protected from injury, a new study suggests.
MSNBC | Dec 27, 2011 10:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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At 100 years old, an Ohio doctor is still in Dr. Fred Goldman of Cincinnati, turned 100 this month and has no plans to retire. He is the oldest physician in Ohio still practicing medicine.
MSNBC | Dec 18, 2011 6:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Eating fish once a week may ward off Alzheimer's Eating fish may keep the brain healthy and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new study says.
MSNBC | Nov 30, 2011 2:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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