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Older adults popping multiple mind-altering drugs

The number of older adults taking at least three prescriptions for psychotropic drugs, which includes opioids, antidepressants, antipsychotics and tranquilizers, has roughly doubled .

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Heartburn drugs linked to ‘silent’ kidney damage

More than 15 million Americans suffering from heartburn, ulcers and acid reflux have prescriptions for PPIs, which bring relief by reducing gastric acid.

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New study shows promise in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease

A person with Alzheimer’s disease suffers loss of control over thought, memory and language abilities.

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Learn how late life marriage, divorce could affect a woman’s weight

For women who marry later in life, a few extra pounds may accompany their nuptials, a new study led by the University of Arizona suggests.

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Oh my aching joints: Learn how chair yoga can help

For the millions of older adults who suffer from osteoarthritis in their lower extremities, chair yoga is proving to be an effective way to reduce pain.

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Games, crafts, other activities may preserve aging brain

Even in your 70s and beyond, simple activities including web-surfing, playing games like bridge and socializing can stave off mental decline, new research says.

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