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Tech Talk: The "hearables" are coming!

In a fascinating feature published in Fast Company, author Peter Burrows explains in detail why "hearables" are "tech's next big thing" and how Google, Apple and Amazon are "racing to put your entire smartphone in an earpiece."

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Fixing hip fractures quickly curbs risk of death-6537

Fixing hip fractures quickly curbs risk of death

"The sun should not set twice before hip fracture repair," say researchers from Canada, the UK and the US who analyzed data on close to 140,000 patients ages 65 or older who had surgery for a first-time hip fracture.

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Physical wellness

Older adults underestimate HIV risk, forgo testing-6535

Older adults underestimate HIV risk, forgo testing

Older adults are missing out on HIV testing and are at risk as a result, researchers who analyzed data on age and ethnicity from nearly 1,000 respondents to the 2014 Get Tested Coachella Valley (California) Community Survey have found. Among the findings:

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Attitudes & perceptions

Music therapy for dementia may boost wellbeing, behavior-6531

Music therapy for dementia may boost wellbeing, behavior

Providing people with dementia with at least five sessions of music therapy may reduce depressive symptoms and improve behavioral symptoms by the end of the treatment period, according to a Cochrane Review, which synthesized the research in this area and rated the quality of the evidence.

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Emotional wellness

Older adults taking opioid meds often lack vital information-6529

Older adults taking opioid meds often lack vital information

The latest National Poll on Healthy Aging revealed that among 2,000 adults ages 50 to 80, 29% had filled a prescription for an opioid pain medication in the past two years.

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Safety

Stats: 17% of Canadian boomers to buy a home within 5 years-6524

Stats: 17% of Canadian boomers to buy a home within 5 years

Canadian real estate company Royal LePage has released its Boomer Trends Survey, based on interviews with 1,000 Canadian boomers ages 54-72.

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