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Older Adults Face Extra Hazards In The Heat

When the temperature soars above 90 degrees, most people can stay cool and safe. But for older adults, a few days of hot weather can pose serious health risks.

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When You Think About Your Health, Don’t Forget Your Eyes

I vividly remember that late Friday afternoon when my eye pressure spiked and I staggered on foot to my ophthalmologist’s office as the rapidly thickening fog in my field of vision shrouded passing cars and traffic lights.

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Long COVID: Lower Risk After An Omicron Infection

The risk of developing long COVID is significantly lower following an infection with the Omicron variant than after an infection with earlier coronavirus variants.

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Many Older Adults Want RSV Vaccine, Poll Shows

The first Americans over age 60 just started rolling up their sleeves to get vaccinated against respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, now that brand-new vaccines have started to arrive at pharmacies and clinics.

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Hobbies Linked To Lower Depression Levels

Hobbies are linked to fewer depressive symptoms and higher levels of happiness, self-reported health and life satisfaction among people aged 65 and over, and this holds true across 16 countries on three continents, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.

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CDC Faces Dilemma Over Recommending New Covid Booster For All

A small percentage of Americans got the most recent covid-19 booster shot, and even fewer probably realize the federal government is preparing to recommend yet another shot as early as Tuesday.

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