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By Rachel Pomerance / US News
"There's a wonderful line from The Onion," says Ellen Goodman, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist quoting the satirical newspaper: "Death rates hold steady at 100 percent."
Satire being what it is, the joke may reveal something about how we face the…Continue
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By Mary Agnes Carey / NBC News
Nearly 50 million Americans are enrolled in Medicare, the federal health insurance program for the elderly and disabled. The 2010 health care law, the Affordable Care Act, will make some …Continue
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By Tia Ghose / Huffington Post
Women tend to develop heart disease about 10 years later than men, and new research suggests this is partly due to women's bodies being better at compensating for insensitivity to insulin, which controls blood sugar.
The study found that among people…Continue
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By Susan E. Matthews / Huffington Post
Over one-third of patients recovering from heart failure must then live with central sleep apnea, a frightening disorder where a patient's brain sometimes fails to send the body the signal to breathe. Implanting a small device similar to a…Continue
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By Melanie Haiken, Caring.com senior editor
Like other autoimmune diseases, multiple sclerosis (MS) occurs when your immune system mysteriously goes into overdrive and attacks the body itself, in this case the nerve fibers that run through…Continue
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Justine Vogel for The Huffington Post
We're not getting any younger -- neither are our parents. The older we get, the more we grow concerned about how old they're getting, and with that comes worry about 'what to do with mom and dad.'
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By Michelle Castillo / cbsnews.com
It's no secret that paying attention to diet, exercise, stress levels and getting social support may extend your life. But a new study shows healthy living may even reverse aging deep in our cells.
A small study shows that positive lifestyle changes lead to longer telomeres, which…Continue
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Demographically, the United States is witnessing two major changes; people are living longer, and more people are divorcing and remarrying. In the first study of its kind, research in Journal of Marriage and Family examines the challenges faced by remarried caregivers.
Over 35 million Americans are remarried, with…Continue
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You still could be reaching into your own wallet to cover the cost even after the Affordable Care Act takes full effect next year. Dental and vision care is considered an essential benefit for…Continue
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This application obtained by The Associated Press shows the short form for the new federal Affordable Care Act.
By Vishal Persaud / www.nbcwashington.com
The Affordable Care Act offers the self-employed the flexibility of…Continue
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In the last few years, the number of knee surgeries has skyrocketed. An analysis by the Agency for…Continue
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By Stephen Ohlemacher / The Huffington Post
WASHINGTON — Social Security made $1.3 billion in potentially improper disability payments to people who had jobs when they were supposed to be unable to work, congressional investigators said in a report Friday.
The Government Accountability Office…Continue
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High blood pressure in childhood could triple the risk of developing the condition in adulthood, a new study suggests.
Researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine found that 18 percent of adults with high blood pressure also had at least one high blood…Continue
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By Philip Moeller / US News
With the oldest baby boomers now age 67, it will not be long before the generation begins needing old-age care. Even a healthy 80-year-old is likely to need assistance. Due in part to…Continue
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Emily Brandon US News
The age you begin to…Continue
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By Lauran Neergaard
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. is facing a crisis in how to deliver cancer care, as the baby boomers reach their tumor-prone years and doctors have a hard time keeping up with complex new treatments, government advisers reported Tuesday.
The caution comes even as scientists are learning more than ever about better ways to battle cancer, and developing innovative therapies to target…Continue
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Catherine Pearson for The Huffington Post
Americans are living longer than ever, and women tend outlive men: The average life expectancy for females in the United States is now roughly 81, compared to 76 for males, according to recent Centers for…Continue
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