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TO try to better align treatment goals with the best available evidence, a panel of experts recently revisited national high blood pressure guidelines - their conclusions offer a few tweaks directed especially at older adults and those with diabetes and kidney disease, says the Mayo Clinic Health Letter.

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WHILE age may bring a decline in efficiency in learning new information and forgetting may be frustrating, you don’t have to resign yourself to it as a part of old age, since many parts of the brain generally remain untouched, says the February 2015 issue of the Mayo Clinic Health Letter.

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DURING the winter months, many of us hesitate to turn the temperature up in our homes, to keep the bills down - however, a recent study shows that not adequately heating a home can have an unforeseen effect: lower mobility and a higher risk of falls, says the February 2015 issue of the Johns Hopkins Medicine HealthAfter 50.

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ONCE again, as we start another year with renewed enthusiasm, we make promises to rectify last year’s mistakes and firmly resolve to do better - ...“you can fight age-related weight gain,” says the January 2015 issue of Johns Hopkins HealthAfter 50.

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ALTHOUGH it’s easy to get derailed from your healthy diet when eating in a restaurant or in celebrating the fast-approaching holidays, a little preparation can minimize the damage, says the November 2014 issue of the Weill Cornell Medical College Women’s Nutrition Connection.

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