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Access and utilize the ICAA library of scientific studies, reports and statistics to assist you with the development of your business case for wellness, program and community design and development, evidence-informed lifestyle choices and marketing strategies and approaches.

Facebook use engages, empowers older adults-6430

Facebook use engages, empowers older adults

Social networking sites such as Facebook may help older adults feel more empowered and less isolated, according to a recent study.

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Motivation

USPSTF: No PSA testing for men 70+-6426

USPSTF: No PSA testing for men 70+

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that men 55 to 69 who are interested in prostate cancer screening talk to their doctors about potential benefits and harms before deciding whether to undergo periodic prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening.

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Physical wellness

Stats: 53% of 60+ workers postponing retirement-6425

Stats: 53% of 60+ workers postponing retirement

More than half of US workers ages 60 and over are postponing retirement, including 57% of men and 48% of women, according to a recent survey by CareerBuilder.

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Vocational wellness

USPSTF recommends exercise to prevent falls-6385

USPSTF recommends exercise to prevent falls

It's official: In its update of a 2012 recommendation, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends exercise, such as supervised individual and group classes and physical therapy, to prevent falls among adults 65 and older at increased risk of falling.

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Safety

Lack of sleep may boost Alzheimer's risk-6373

Lack of sleep may boost Alzheimer's risk

Losing just one night of sleep led to an immediate increase in beta-amyloid, a protein in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study by researchers at the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

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Health conditions

Medical marijuana users more apt to use/misuse other drugs-6371

Medical marijuana users more apt to use/misuse other drugs

While some people believe medical marijuana might help fight the opioid epidemic, a recent study suggests that people who use medical marijuana actually have higher rates of medical and non-medical prescription drug use - including pain medications.

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Health conditions

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