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How to fight for yourself at the hospital

Everything initially went well with Barbara Charnes’ surgery to fix a troublesome ankle. But after leaving the hospital, the 83-year-old soon found herself in a bad way.

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Depression: The women’s health issue no one talks about

Kieley Parker never imagined she would need an antidepressant. “I always win those stupid sunshine and happiest person awards. People see me as an incredibly joyful person,” she said.

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Laughter is the best medicine, research shows

Incorporating laughter into a physical activity program that is focused on strength, balance and flexibility could improve older adults’ mental health, aerobic endurance and confidence in their ability to exercise.

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Navigating nutritional landscape: Let your body be your GPS

Butter is back, fat will compromise heart health. Eat more fish, mercury is toxic. Eat the way our ancestors did.

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What does that cough really mean?

There’s been a lot of talk about politicians, like Hillary Clinton, and coughs lately. And we’ve all seen public figures struggle with it.

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America’s other drug problem: Copious prescriptions for hospitalized elderly

A doctor had prescribed blood pressure medication for a 99-year-old woman at a dose that could cause her to faint or fall. An 84-year-old woman hospitalized for knee surgery was taking several drugs that were not meant for older patients.

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