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Flu shots urged for socially active older women-6259

Flu shots urged for socially active older women

Flu shots may be particularly important for older women who are socially active, researchers in Japan suggest. Researchers analyzed data from more than 12,200 men and women over age 65 and looked at the association between flu infection and participation in volunteer groups, sports groups, leisure activity groups, seniors centers, neighborhood associations and other social and/or educational groups.

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Stats: 12 million ED visits for people 45+ with diabetes-6252

Stats: 12 million ED visits for people 45+ with diabetes

There were an estimated 12 million emergency department (ED) visits by people with diabetes ages 45 and over in 2015, the latest year for which data are available, according a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additional findings:

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Build leg muscles to boost walking-6245

Build leg muscles to boost walking

Walking performance, measured in terms of energy efficiency -- i.e., how far one can travel per calorie consumption -- and walking speed decline as people get older.

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Stats: 6x higher risk of heart attack after flu infection-6234

Stats: 6x higher risk of heart attack after flu infection

Chances of a heart attack increase six-fold during the first week after a confirmed influenza infection, researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Public Health Ontario reported recently in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Hearing problems may up risk of disability, dementia-6208

Hearing problems may up risk of disability, dementia

It is generally accepted that hearing loss may play a role in social isolation, depression, lower quality of life and other adverse mental health conditions; however, there is little robust research to back up such associations.

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How gardeners can dig for health, not injury-6201

How gardeners can dig for health, not injury

Gardening is one of the most frequently recommended activities for older adults, yet a recent biomechanical analysis shows that how an individual gardens - particularly when digging - is critically important.

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