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BEING aware of the warning signs of cancer cannot be overemphasized since, according to Mount Sinai geriatrician Patricia Bloom, many cancers have a high cure rate if treatment starts early in the disease process, before cancer spreads to other parts of the body, says the August 2015 issue of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Focus on Healthy Aging.

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WHILE annoying but essentially harmless age-related memory impairment is common, pinpointing the cause isn’t easy — however, considering common and often reversible causes of memory problems could lead to a more productive discussion with your physician, says the June 2015 issue of the Harvard Medical School Harvard Men’s Health Watch.

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ALTHOUGH there may be no aspect of men’s healthcare more controversial than prostate cancer screening, for the most part, routine prostate cancer screening is no longer recommended for all men — rather, experts advocate engaging in shared decision-making with your physician, carefully reviewing the pros and cons of prostate cancer screening before saying yes or no, says the July 2015 issue of the Cleveland Clinic Men’s Health Advisor.

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FOR some individuals, the decision to undergo elective total knee replacement is relatively clear-cut — you may have unrelenting pain and stiffness that limit everyday activities and interfere with sleep, your symptoms don’t respond to drugs or other treatment, and you have a low risk for surgical complications — in which case, you may have an ideal candidate for the procedure, says the Special Spring/Summer issue of the Scientific American — healthafter 50.

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SCIENTISTS are finding that gratitude, when exhibited as a regular part of life not only helps explain a high sense of well-being but also can be fostered in simple ways to increase happiness and fulfillment, says the March 2015 issue of the Mayo Clinic Health Letter.

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