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Seniors' Health
 
Baby Boomers Get an 'F' for Hep C Testing...
SOURCE: American Cancer Society, news release, March 8, 2017
3/8/2017

WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 -- Despite recommendations, too few American baby boomers are tested for hepatitis C, a new study reveals.

In 2013, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) advised all Americans born between 1945 and 1965 to get a one-time test for hepatitis C virus.

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Exercise Beats Weight Loss at Helping Seniors' Hearts...
SOURCE: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, news release, March 1, 2017
3/1/2017

WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 -- Seniors who want to give their hearts a healthy boost may want to focus on exercise first, a new study suggests.

The research found that getting active may do more for cardiovascular health in older adults than losing weight does.

"Any physical activity...

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Hearing Loss May Double in United States by 2060...
SOURCES: Adele Goman, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health, Baltimore; Ian Storper, M.D., director, otology, Center for Hearing and Balance Disorders, New York Head and Neck Institute, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City; Neil DiSarno, Ph.D., chief staff officer, audiology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Debara Tucci, M.D., professor, surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C., and spokesperson, American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery; March 2, 2017, JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, online
3/2/2017

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 -- As the U.S. population ages, millions more will face the prospect of losing their hearing, researchers report.

Among American adults 20 and older, hearing loss is expected to increase from 44 million in 2020 (15 percent of adults) to 73.5 million by 2060 (23 pe...

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