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Falls are a leading cause of disability and death among seniors, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Strategies in the home to reduce falls include improving lighting, reducing clutter, and securing loose rugs. But results of a new study suggest that there may be something else that can trip you up: infection.

Omega-3 supplements

Omega-3 fatty acids have been intensely studied in recent years because preliminary evidence suggests that these compounds may have possible benefits for various conditions such as heart disease, macular degeneration, and cognitive health.

chocolate

Over the past decade or so, some studies have suggested that chocolate, especially dark chocolate, might have health benefits.

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Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that is used for a multitude of problems. It has been shown to be effective for primary insomnia (not due to an underlying condition), but little is known about its effectiveness for secondary insomnia (due to concomitant conditions such as emotional problems, chronic pain, or heart disease). 

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Researchers from the University of Sheffield and the University of York in the United Kingdom (U.K.) have found that a drug commonly used to treat liver disease may in fact slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. 

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How you feel about your life, whether it is contented or not, tends to stay constant over time. It can change, however, depending on how you cope with negative life events such as chronic illness or the death of a spouse. Some people bounce back and some don’t. 

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Vision problems are common among older adults for several reasons, including cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. But some vision changes are not due to the eye structures themselves and may be related to changes in brain function. 

age discrimination

About 20% of older Americans suffer age discrimination in the health care system according to a new study, and it can affect their health.

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Researchers from the Long Life Family Study (LLFS) recently found that several diseases are less prevalent in families of people who live a long time. These findings were published in the Journals of Gerontology, Series A.