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Daily Steps May Mean Longer Life For Older Women

Older women who get in enough steps each day to walk the equivalent of about two miles might still live longer than their less active counterparts

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Frail Seniors Find Ways To Live Independently

Pauline Jeffery had let things slide since her husband died. Her bedroom was a mess. Her bathroom was disorganized.

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Retirees Steamed Over Cuts To SilverSneakers Fitness Program

John Garland Graves was taken aback when he walked into his McKinleyville, Calif., gym in October and learned that his SilverSneakers membership was being canceled.

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Are Older Voters Apathetic Or Just Bored?

There’s an old joke in which an elderly voter is asked: “Are seniors ignorant, or just apathetic about politics?”

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Megan Baker (left) of Papa & Barkley Co., a cannabis company based in Eureka, Calif., shows Shirley Avedon different products intended to help with pain relief. (Stephanie O’Neill for KHN)

Day-Tripping: People In Pain Hop Aboard The Canna-Bus

Shirley Avedon, 90,­­ had never been a cannabis user. But carpal tunnel syndrome and an aversion to conventional steroid and surgical treatments is prompting her to consider some new options.

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Older Americans Don’t Get Enough Help From Doctors & Pharmacists on Drug Costs

The majority of Americans age 50 and older take two or more prescription medicines to prevent or treat health problems, and many of them say the cost weighs on their budget, a new poll finds.

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