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Employment and lifelong learning lead to health at older ages-5370

Employment and lifelong learning lead to health at older ages

Interviews were conducted among older adults for the Nihon University Japanese Longitudinal Study of Aging.

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Falls most common injury among older adults-5332

Falls most common injury among older adults

Among US adults 65 years and older, unintentional injuries accounted for 85% of all deaths (2012-2013), and of these, 55% resulted from falls.

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Obesity may counteract benefit of not smoking-5313

Obesity may counteract benefit of not smoking

Are boomers more healthy than earlier generations? Perceptions of self-rated health reported by 8,750 Canadians were analyzed for people born between 1935-1944; 1945-1954; 1955-1964; and 1965-1974.

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Lots of people with Alzheimer's, but doctors may not tell them-5289

Lots of people with Alzheimer's, but doctors may not tell them

Each year, the Alzheimer’s Association in the United States publishes a collection of statistics. The yearbook for 2015 contains details that not only showcase the prevalence of the disease, but also raise a question of physicians’ responses to a diagnosis.

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Texting while driving is bad; in middle age it's worse-5231

Texting while driving is bad; in middle age it's worse

Late last year a meta-analysis of 28 experimental studies of texting and driving published in “Accident Analysis & Prevention” (71:311-318, October 2014) concluded that “typing and reading text messages adversely affected nearly all measures of safe driving.” A new study examines the issue according to age groups.

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Hot weather: Extreme heat increases risk of hospitalization-5213

Hot weather: Extreme heat increases risk of hospitalization

Extreme weather events are becoming more common, and high temperatures are one of them. During periods of high heat between 1999-2010, people 65 years and older who were enrolled in Medicare (US health insurance) had a higher risk of hospitalization, most frequently for fluid and electrolyte disorders, kidney failure, urinary tract infections, septicemia and heat stroke.

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