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5 healthy habits may boost life expectancy by a decade-6432

5 healthy habits may boost life expectancy by a decade

Maintaining five healthy habits during adulthood -- eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol, and not smoking -- may add more than a decade to life expectancy, according to a recent analysis.

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Stats: 73% of working Boomers use tech to meet a health goal-6361

Stats: 73% of working Boomers use tech to meet a health goal

An eye-opening report, "State of Digital Health: 2018 Annual Report," from digital health company Castlight provides results of a comprehensive survey on how employers and employees perceive and interact with health and wellness programs, apps and other tools.

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Brief use of pedometers may boost activity over the long term-6347

Brief use of pedometers may boost activity over the long term

A long-term followup of two studies of pedometer use with older adults found that the 12-week walking programs - which included mail or nurse support - led to higher physical activity up to four years later, compared with usual care. Both studies were in London, UK.

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Stats: Fewer than 13% of Boomers screened for HCV-6334

Stats: Fewer than 13% of Boomers screened for HCV

Approximately one in 30 Boomers is chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), and almost half of all liver cancer cases in the U.S. are caused by HCV.

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Physically fit women less likely to develop dementia-6302

Physically fit women less likely to develop dementia

Highly fit middle-aged women were nearly 90% less likely to develop dementia decades later compared with women who were moderately fit, according to a study in Sweden.

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Screening may curb hip fractures in older women-6271

Screening may curb hip fractures in older women

A screening program using the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) reduced the incidence of hip fractures among women ages 70-85 by 28% over five years, according to a study in the UK.

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