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alcohol, text

Can Text Messaging Help Reduce Drinking Problem?

Older adults , those more than 50 years of age, who consume alcohol beyond healthy drinking guidelines are a growing public health concern.

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Medicines, drugs

Medicare Spent Billions On Drugs Without Confirmed Clinical Benefits

The U.S. federal government spent an estimated $1.8 billion in Medicare funds in 2019 on drugs whose clinical benefits have yet to be confirmed by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Vitamin D

Does Vitamin D Deficiency Lead To Dementia?

Dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people worldwide, affecting thinking and behaviors as you age. But what if you could stop this degenerative disease in its tracks?

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prostate, partner, mobility, shingles

Does Shingles Increase A Person’s Risk Of Dementia?

Shingles, a viral infection caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus, results in a painful blistering rash along one side of the body or face from nerve inflammation.

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Gratitude, wisdom

Wisdom, Resilience Key To Wellbeing In Old Age

A new study shows that while wise people tend to be more satisfied with their lives, wisdom also works to strengthen resilience and mastery to reduce stress and enable a person to better handle late life adversity and aging-related losses.

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Omicron, long covid

Long COVID Affects More Older Adults; Shots Don’t Prevent It

New U.S. research on long COVID-19 provides fresh evidence that it can happen even after breakthrough infections in vaccinated people, and that older adults face higher risks for the long-term effects.

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