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The Checkup Archive: Aging

Traffic noise boosts stroke risk

A new study indicates that chronic exposure to noise from cars and trucks can boost the risk for stroke, especially among the elderly.

By Rob Stein  | January 26, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Aging, Cardiovascular Health, Strokes  
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Walking speed predicts longevity, study finds

Can the pace at which a person walks predict how long they are going to live? That's what a new study indicates. Stephanie Studenski of the University of Pittsburgh and colleagues analyzed data collected from nine studies conducted between 1986 and 2000 involving 34,485 adults ages 65 and older whose...

By Rob Stein  | January 5, 2011; 12:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Aging, General Health, Seniors  
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You're only as young as you feel

Read the Perspectives on Psychological Science article We all know the old saying, "You're only as young as you feel." Well, there may be some truth to that, according to researchers at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ellen Langer, a psychologist at Harvard University who studies how the...

By Rob Stein  | December 29, 2010; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Aging, Health News, Psychology  
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Study links diet to longevity, but with confusing findings

According to press materials announcing a new study's publication in the January 2011 edition of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, researchers found that among 2,500 adults ages 70 to 79, those who maintained a diet deemed "healthy" were less likely to die and more likely to enjoy good health during the 10-year period examined.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | December 28, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Aging, Dietary Guidelines, General Health, Nutrition and Fitness, Obesity, Prevention, life expectancy  
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New vitamin D recommendations

Despite mounting pressure to urge many Americans to sharply boost their vitamin D levels, new official recommendations are not advocating a huge increase in the amount of the "sunshine vitamin" that people get. The United States and Canada asked the Institute of Medicine, which is part of the National Academy...

By Rob Stein  | November 30, 2010; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  Aging, Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Cancer, Cardiovascular Health, Chronic Conditions, Dietary Guidelines, Dietary supplements, Nutrition and Fitness, Prevention, Vitamins, osteoporosis  
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Bone drugs may cause fractures, FDA warns

Federal health officials are warning that patients taking drugs designed to prevent broken bones may, paradoxically, be at increased risk for certain unusual fractures of the thigh bone. he FDA is requiring that durg companies add a warning to the labels of Fosamax, Fosamax Plus D, Actonel, Actonel with Calcium, Boniva, Atelvia, Reclast and Boniva.

By Rob Stein  | October 13, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Aging, FDA, Women's Health, drug safety  
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Does mental activity prevent dementia? , Rob Stein , September 1, 2010
Is that right? An extra 10 pounds won't hurt, might help?, Jennifer LaRue Huget , April 30, 2010
Is smiling the fountain of youth?, Rob Stein , March 31, 2010
Maintaining a sex life, Rob Stein , March 10, 2010
Born to age?, Rob Stein , February 10, 2010
Is that Right? Loud music ruined baby boomers' hearing?, Jennifer LaRue Huget , January 29, 2010
Fighting aging, Rob Stein , January 20, 2010
Ginkgo suffers another blow , Rob Stein , December 29, 2009
Hard of hearing for the holidays, Jennifer LaRue Huget , December 14, 2009
Preventing Falls Among the Elderly, Jennifer LaRue Huget , September 23, 2009
 
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