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Study: Colonoscopy After 75 May Not Be Worth It

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A colonoscopy can find and remove cancerous growths in the colon, but it may not provide much cancer prevention benefit after the age of 75, a new study suggests.

A review of more than 1.3 million Medicare patients aged 70 to 79 found that having a colonoscopy reduced colon cancer risk slightl...

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Exercise Speeds Seniors' Recovery From Disability

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly adults who regularly exercise are less likely to suffer a disability -- and if they do, they tend to recover faster, a new clinical trial finds.

Researchers found that when they got sedentary older adults into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or...

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  • September 26, 2016
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'Spare Tire' May Be Tougher on Your Heart Than 'Love Handles'

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Belly fat -- especially hidden fat deep in the gut -- may indicate increased risk for heart disease, a new study suggests.

The six-year study of more than 1,000 adults found people with a "spare tire" in their midsection had a greater risk for heart disease compared to those with visible flab...

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  • September 26, 2016
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Can Pregnancy Problems Foretell Future Health Risks?

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some pregnancy complications may signal a higher risk of health problems later in life, according to a heart specialist.

High blood pressure (hypertension) or diabetes that develops during pregnancy usually gets better soon after delivery. But women who've had these conditions aren't off the h...

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  • September 26, 2016
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The Phenomenon of Sleep Paralysis

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine you wake up, see a stranger running toward you with a knife and your legs won't move so there's no escape.

Terrifying episodes like these are known as sleep paralysis. They're not dangerous, it's just your brain telling your body it's still in dreamland, according to Texas A&M Uni...

  • Mary Elizabeth Dallas
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  • September 26, 2016
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New Type of Radiation Treatment May Up Survival for Older Lung Cancer Patients

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting-edge radiation therapy seems to provide a significant survival advantage for older people with early stage lung cancer who aren't strong enough for surgery, a pair of new studies suggests.

The therapy is called stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and it's been available for abou...

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  • September 26, 2016
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