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New study finds dancing improves balance, may prevent falls among seniors

According to a new report by researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University, seniors who dance three times a week or more may be less likely to succumb to a fall, The Telegraph reports. ...

November 8, 2011

Alan Wu

Senior woman left for hours after falling out of second story window

A 69-year-old Port Richmond, Pennsylvania, resident was left for hours in her backyard after falling from a second story window of her home, Port Richmond's ABC affiliate station Action News...

November 8, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Senior GPS

Providing care for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's disease or dementia can be hard as those afflicted with the cognitive disorders tend to forget to take their medicine, stay on top o...

October 19, 2011

Alan Wu

Man runs marathon at age 100

Staying healthy and exercising daily has long been key to aging gracefully. However, for one man this notion has been taken to a whole new level....

October 17, 2011

Alan Wu

Keep knees and hips intact while aging

Warding off hip or knee replacements can help a senior be able to age in place for longer. Although nearly 400,000 people have such procedures done annually, there are ways to stall or preve...

October 14, 2011

Alan Wu

Psoriasis suffers may also be prone to specific form of arthritis

According to a new study, one in four of the 7.5 million people in the U.S. that suffer from the skin condition psoriasis, may also be suffering from psoriatic arthritis - many of whom batt...

October 13, 2011

Alan Wu

Many retirees aren’t ready for the costs

According to a new MetLife study, many baby boomers don't comprehend what it takes to retire successfully in this day and age....

October 12, 2011

Alan Wu

Boomers ill prepared for the future

Most boomers are trying hard to achieve a retirement that includes activities other than staying at their homes. ...

October 10, 2011

Alan Wu

Hawaii takes senior falls seriously

State officials in Hawaii are coming together to educate the residents on the severity of senior falls, as an average of 82 seniors living on the islands die each year from fall related inju...

October 3, 2011


Iowa hopes to prevent senior falls

For many elders, falling can mean a loss of independence, serious injury or even death. To prevent such outcomes, Iowa Methodist Medical Center is offering free balance screenings to seniors...

September 21, 2011


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