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Barley has similar cholesterol lowering capabilities as oats.

Oats have been the stars of the grain family when it comes to lowering so-called bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL). Now, researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada, have found that barley might give oats a run for their money.

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Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, and University of Arizona, Tucson, have found a quick and simple way to measure frailty in older adults. 

Adults over age 65 have been shown to have less protection against the flu.

When flu vaccines become available in the next couple of months, you might want to receive yours early in the morning.

Senior in car.

In this country, driving means freedom and enjoyment of life no matter how old you are. In fact, studies show that over 80% of adults over age 65 in the United States have a driver’s license.

Inevitably, however, the aging process can take a toll on the ability to drive safely. But now, researchers have found that when seniors stop driving, their health may suffer.

Nursing care team at hospital.

If you are having elective surgery, choosing the right hospital may affect your outcome. But the factors that make a good hospital great such as good patient outcomes, low infection rates, and high patient and staff satisfaction may not be the only factors you should consider.

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Researchers from Mount Sinai Health System’s Louis Armstrong Center of Music and Medicine recently conducted a study examining the effect of music therapy as an addition to standard treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Some cancer screening tests become less necessary as you age, but if you think you are too old to keep getting an annual mammogram, think again.

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A new study by researchers from the University of California, Irvine, shows that most strokes that required immediate treatment in emergency rooms may have been preventable.

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects up to 30% of Americans over age 50 and is the leading cause of blindness in this age group. It has no cure but there are treatments available that can slow the progress of the disease for some people.